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.

 

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.
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.