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.

 

May 23, 2022 | News and Publications , Ranching
Legendary trainer Don Murphy shares advice on training cow horses.
May 19, 2022 | Showing , Ranching
AQHA Professional Horseman Todd Crawford describes the advantages of transitioning your green horse from a hackamore to a bridle.
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