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        11-14-2009, 09:39 AM
      #1
    Green Broke
    open cow work

    I saw something on RFD-tv the other day where people participated in a class called Open Cow Work where they were in a large arena with a single calf and the goal was to keep their horse's head next to that calf's head controlling his every movement no matter how fast he went. They had to work him along the wall first in both directions and then they directed him into the middle of the arena. I was so impressed with the the horses and riders! If that was offered back in my barrel racing and goat tying days I so would have done that.

    Does anyone here participate in that? Have photos?
         
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        11-14-2009, 10:12 AM
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    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by 3neighs    
    I saw something on RFD-tv the other day where people participated in a class called Open Cow Work where they were in a large arena with a single calf and the goal was to keep their horse's head next to that calf's head controlling his every movement no matter how fast he went. They had to work him along the wall first in both directions and then they directed him into the middle of the arena. I was so impressed with the the horses and riders! If that was offered back in my barrel racing and goat tying days I so would have done that.

    Does anyone here participate in that? Have photos?
    Sounds like Working Cow horse.
    Working cow horse has dry work to it though. Sounds like the same concept on the cow.
         
        11-14-2009, 11:32 AM
      #3
    Trained
    Actually it is reined cow horse now. It is not called with a few exceptions working cow horse. In NRCHA depending on the level you have reined work (dry work), Fence work like what you described. Then if you get into the aged events you also have herd work.

    This is one of my mares. She has her COA in NRCHA.






         
        11-14-2009, 12:38 PM
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    Weanling
    Haha...I guess with the world goin' on right now I sway towards what AQHA calls it.
         
        11-14-2009, 04:30 PM
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    Green Broke
    Oooh, so what I saw is basically a combination of reining and cutting? I've seen reining and I've seen cutting, but this was new to me. I find it fascinating to watch. Great pictures nrhareiner! Thanks for sharing!
         

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