Cutting

Puts an American Quarter Horse against a cow in a battle of wills. Horse and rider must move quietly into a herd of cattle, cut one cow from the herd, drive it to the center of the arena and “hold” it away from the herd. The horse is scored on its ability to keep the cow from returning to the herd, cow sense, attentiveness and courage. There is a 2-1/2 minute time limit.

December 10, 2020 | Showing , RHC Cutting
A flag is a handy tool for training cow horses and cutting horses. Better than the "bicycle" model, here's how to make a homemade mechanical flag on a budget.
November 18, 2020 | News and Publications , RHC Cutting
Cutting and cow horse trainers use this tool to train horses and riders. Here are 10 tips for using the “mechanical cow” effectively.
October 22, 2020 | News and Publications , RHC Cutting
Heed this advice before you drop your hand at the next cutting.
September 18, 2020 | Showing , Training
Do you have this key trait while preparing your futurity horses? A reining and a reined cow horse professional share their wisdom.
August 14, 2020 | Showing , Championship shows
Help your performance horse through the next steps in his career with tips from trainers Jason Vanlandingham and Clay Volmer.