Slow is smooth, smooth is fast. Lots of folks will run into a herd of cattle waving their arms and shouting but that is about the worst way to go about it. If you just take your time and try to keep things moving slow, that makes it so much easier. If you are ever in doubt during one of the cattle events, just back away and take a moment to re-collect yourself before trying again. One thing I have found is much easier for me to help keep track of which cow I want is to look at the actual cow instead of just the number. Find the number that you want and then look at the characteristics of the cow; is it taller or shorter than the others, what color is it, does it have facial markings or leg markings, what do its ears look like, etc. It is so much easier to find a cow in a herd when you know it's a red, bald faced cow that is taller than all the others with long, slick ears and short horns. That's easier to spot than "Number 1" if they get stirred up or it gets back into the herd LOL.