It is a good idea to get a trainer, or at least ride with somebody that has had some experience in the sport. Team penning is a great place to start. You do some cutting and cattle work, and depending on where you live there can be lots of events. Where I am at, there is a penning every weekend Fridays, Saturdays, and usually Sundays as well, all within an hour of my place at different arenas. The horse is going to be a big part of it to. A cowy horse will defiantly be a plus. Just remember- practice makes perfect.
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