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.

April 10, 2018 | About AQHA , Training
An aggressive cow could shake the confidence of a young cow horse.
April 10, 2018 | Showing , Training
AQHA Professional Horseman Al Dunning offers tips for "sitting deep" on your cutting horse.
January 24, 2018 | Showing , Working cow horse
Countless American Quarter Horses shine in the "Down the Fence" documentary on Netflix. Here are the pedigrees of some of the stars.
June 28, 2017 | Showing , Ranching
Learn the proper way to use romal reins on your reining and reined cow horse.
January 25, 2017 | Showing , Ranching
AQHA Professional Horseman Todd Crawford describes the advantages of transitioning your green horse from a hackamore to a bridle.