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    06-05-2012, 10:23 AM
tell me about cutting ?

My trainer thinks denny will do better as a cutting horse then an endurance horse so she wants me to try him out in this new discpline.

So besides the obvisous of having the cows numbered and not numbered and having a judge call the number and then cutting that cow from the herd and keeping them seperated and forcing them to a different fence (if im not mistaken) then continuing down the line of numbered cows until all number cows are gone without going out of order. All while working with a partner who blocks the gate. And whoever has the better angle takes the next cow. So you may rotate or not every 1 or few cows.

What else does cutting entail?? I have never done it before and my trainer wants to start this training this weekend...
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    06-05-2012, 10:25 AM
What you described is team penning or sorting.

Go on youtube and watch some videos on cutting..
    06-05-2012, 10:45 AM
Great now I am officially confused :/

What is the difference between all of these things??
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    06-05-2012, 12:54 PM
What you described as Nicole said is sorting or possibly penning. Both are actually timed events involving cattle. Cutting is one horse one rider and is judged.

Ranch sorting, featuring one of our regular posters on here:
Buckeye Stables
Team penning at Calgary Stampede last year, just for kicks featuring some of my team mates and friends:
And cutting:
    06-05-2012, 01:07 PM
Wow awesome video's :)

Ok so then what are the horse and rider actually judged on in these events??
    06-05-2012, 01:12 PM
In penning and sorting the judges are not actually judging the horses and rider. They are there to call roughing (too much force used on the cattle), watching the line for trash or incorrectly numbered cattle crossing etc.
In cutting, you would have to talk to some of the cutters on here. Send Rob a message as he trains and shows in cutting as well as the sorting and penning.
    06-05-2012, 02:15 PM
I hate that penning video...only because my ex is in it...haha
    06-05-2012, 02:23 PM
Originally Posted by kait18    
wow awesome video's :)

Ok so then what are the horse and rider actually judged on in these events??
Cutting you are judged on you cut of the cow. Your control of the cow with horse hand down (not using the reins). On how your horse works the cow getting it to turn. How your horse turns the cow. You can cut 2-3 cows in 2 min 30 sec.
That is the very short version. The rules book is huge.
    06-05-2012, 02:24 PM
As of team penning and sorting. Most horses that are cowy and can work cattle can do it. But it takes alot of training and the horse being soft to the bit and legs and being very cowy to make a great horse.
    06-05-2012, 02:28 PM
Originally Posted by NicoleS11    
I hate that penning video...only because my ex is in it...haha
LOL, sorry didn't know that when I put it on here. Come on who is the ex?
I just put the first one up that I found. Stampede is on my mind, just got the invoice for my entries this year.

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