Team roping is done to mimic cattle ranchers capturing a steer to doctor or brand it. Named "the only true team event in rodeo", there are 2 riders, a header who ropes the head of the steer, and a heeler, who ropes the heels of the steer. Starting on opposite sides of the chute, the header must rope the horns and/or neck of the steer once it leaves the chute. Then they have to turn it to the left which allows the heeler to rope its hind legs. Once the horses are facing each other with the ropes pulled tight, the timer is stopped.