We just call it ranch sorting. Sometimes we do two-man teams, sometimes three.
The rules can vary between clubs...I'm up in Saskatchewan, Canada. Don't be afraid to double-check with your club about the rules.
Originally Posted by COWCHICK77
It varied by rodeo, sometimes it was how many in consecutive order then fastest time to get your 3 out in order(not penning). And 4 person teams. Then at some rodeos we had the sorting, then the trailer loading event, it was basically the same idea then we had to load them in a stock trailer, shut the cut gate and load horses and close the back gate and run to the pickup...LOL
We do the trailer loading, too, as part of a ranch rodeo. Great fun as long as your horse loads well and gets along with other horses in the trailer!
We also will herd a calf into a chute at the far end of the arena, with three-man teams. One person holds their horse in the chute, blocking the calf. Another person pulls the tag off the calf's back, and hands the tag to the third person, on horseback, who runs it across the line. This is a timed event.
You do have to be a little careful not to get your arm smashed when pulling the tag (always go over top the corral panel rather than through it). And some horses spook when they see the tag, so it's better to crumple it into a small ball and hand it off.