Loading... Please wait...

Cutting Cows

Posted by

Cutting is a competitive horse sport that requires the horse and rider team to single out a specific cow from a herd of about thirty head of cattle and keep it from the rest of the herd for two minutes.

It’s not as easy as it sounds! You need a horse that has “cow sense” to participate in this sport, since the horse does most of the work on his own and is judged by his ability to do the job without interference from the rider.

Quarter Horses, Paints, and Appaloosas are the breeds most commonly seen in cutting competitions.

This sport has its origins in ranch work where cowboys and their horses would separate a cow from the herd for branding and doctoring.

(photo By Panades - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2...

~ Saddle Up

comments powered by Disqus

Home      About Us      Contact Us     Returns & Layaway Policy     New Saddles     New Tack     Used Tack      Saddle & Leather Repair

Mon-Sat 10:00am ~ 6:00pm, Closed Tuesdays
Sundays 12:00pm ~ 4:00pm
Evenings by Appointment

Winter Hours (Nov 1st Through March 1st):
Mon - Sat 10:00am - 5:00pm, Closed Tuesdays
Sundays 12:00pm - 4:00pm


12490 County Road 1, Longmont, CO

On County Road 1 between Hwy 119 & Hwy 66