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 30, 2019 | News and Publications , Ranching
A love of athleticism has led Asa Broussard of Louisiana to breed American Quarter Horses for 50 years.
November 07, 2019 | News and Publications , AQHA alliance partners
Phil Rapp's father chose a horse that his son would turn into a dynasty.
July 19, 2019 | Ranching , Ranching
This drill improves your horse’s athleticism in rein work and while working a cow.
April 10, 2018 | Showing , Training
AQHA Professional Horseman Al Dunning offers tips for "sitting deep" on your cutting horse.
April 10, 2018 | About AQHA , Training
Learn the best age to start your horse in cutting.