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.


September 18, 2020 | News and Publications , Breeding
Those who know reiner and reined cow horse Hickorys Holly Cee or her offspring sing their praises. Great minds and exceptional talent define the family.
August 06, 2020 | News and Publications , Breeding
See which were the top sires from the 2020 National Reined Cow Horse Association Derby, held in Scottsdale, Arizona.
July 17, 2020 | Showing , Breeding and foal care
Earnings and accolades shouldn’t eclipse conformation faults when making performance horse breeding decisions.
June 11, 2020 | Showing , Conformation
When soundness counts, concentrate on conformation, correct shoeing and proven joint therapy.
April 21, 2020 | News and Publications , RHC Cutting
There are other ways to train a cow horse or cutting horse when cattle aren’t available.