Originally Posted by nobody2121
great points, what I meant was that showing a horse with Hackamore maybe slightly differnt than than , average ranch horse, maybe different, don't know
Oh ya there are quite a bit of difference between what you would do and how you would work a cow in a show vs if you are on a ranch.
On a ranch you do what is needed to get the cow to where you need them get the job done be it branding, banding, vaccinating, de budding them and so on. If you rope them and you do not catch them quite right big deal. You have them if needed you put anouther rope on them and so on. A lot will only heal the cow with a horse and rope.
Then you go to a show. You have a set pattern, strict rules, and so on. If you mark a horse on the ranch you are not going to get DQed from the work and loose a bunch of money. In a show you are out. Big time.
Shows be it for reined cow horse reining or cutting even roping have evolved from ranch work. If you study the history of each event is it quite interesting. Most people do not know a lot of the history behind associations especially ones like NRHA. They only know what they see now.