Argh, I my little frustration rant of the day (I've had this previously, too) - I want to learn cutting with Snickers, he shows some potential, but such an option is unavailable in my country! ARGH! Maybe there is some good literature or videos available on this topic you could suggest regarding some basic exercises?
You can't herd other horses? That's how we practice lol. Haven't tried a cow yet but Lizzy loves to chase things so I'm sure we will be fine. This winter/spring we will be trying some team penning. I have never even watched it so it ought to be interesting lol.
My western saddle should be arriving by Friday so then we can start to practice rollbacks and such to get her butt under her.