Working cow horse



  • Hello guys!
    I need some to enlighten me on the topic of the discipline 'working cow horse' :D Are there any experts?



  • *Working cow horse is a type of competition, known also as reined cow horse, where horses are asked to work a single live cow in an arena, performing specific maneuvers that include circling the cow, turning it in a specified manner, and performing a reining pattern. Breeds that can perform these tasks are called "reined cow horses," "cow horses," "stock horses," or "working cow horses."

    Competition consists of three parts where a horse and rider are judged on their performance in a reining pattern, herd work, and "fence work". Horses are judged on accuracy, timing, and responsiveness, as well as how they handle a single cow and their ability to ride into a herd of cattle and quietly "cut" a cow from the herd.*



  • thank you!



  • I really enjoy watching and learning from Youtube videos and there are great ones for working cow horse. Like this one with voice over from a judge. It helps understanding what they are looking for and what the correct movements and behavior looks like.



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