Working Cow Horse

Combines reining ability and cow sense. This event tests the American Quarter Horse’s skills that are applicable to ranch work. The competition consists of two parts: prescribed reined work and actual cow work. Judging is based on good manners, smoothness, cow sense and ease of reining. During the cow working phase of the exhibitor's run, one cow is turned into the arena. The horse is required to hold the cow on the end of the arena, make at least one turn each direction along the fence, and circle the cow both directions.

 

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 , Training
Shane Brown explains how to ride your horse to a perfect sliding stop in reining and rein work patterns.
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.
December 01, 2020 | Showing , Western
AQHA Professional Horseman Bob Avila breaks down the sequence of training a proper lead change.
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.