Originally Posted by Ridehorses99
Great comments. If your horse doesn't have any "cow" in them, cutting, team penning and roping are OUT. His bloodlines will give you an idea what he may be more of a natural at.
Generally I would agree with you, but recently my mind has been changed on that fact.
Toni just brought home Kalimari, OTTB Gelding, 16hh, and racing bloodlines with NO COW. But ****, I was riding him on the other side of the arena from where Toni was on a calf with her older mare Chikkita and Kalimari wanted that cow so bad, it was ridiculous. I'm like, "WTF? Don't you know you're a racehorse??" Hehe, Toni has informed me she penned on him last weekend and they came close to taking the jackpot although I've never worked or seen him worked on a cow. I won't ever doubt the abilities of a no-cow hrose again, though :)