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.

April 29, 2021 | News and Publications , Breeding
These are the leading cutting horse sires of 2020. Find the top bloodlines dominating the sport of cutting.
February 22, 2021 | News and Publications , Ranching
If you didn’t grow up on a ranch, you might not know a Hereford from a Holstein. Here's some cattle vocabulary for cutting, cow horse and roping competitors.
January 25, 2021 | News and Publications , RHC Cutting
Trainer Michael Cooper says the “quit” is the easiest maneuver in cutting – and the most difficult to explain. Here's how to read a cow's body language.
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.