We think that our horse Moonshine did cattle work in her younger years, as she has injuries consistent with roping and with being gored by a cow (!). She is an amazing, absolutely bomb-proof, calm, child safe, but forward horse. Oh, and smart, too. Perfect manners on the ground. Somewhat opinionated at times, but then she's a grumpy middle-aged mare. She's a great horse, and if all ex-cattle horses are like her, then I would say go for it! She's such a good girl, with lots of get-up-and-go, but still calm all the time. The one caveat is that she does have a lot of old injuries that need to be managed, and her hocks are probably going to start needing to be injected in the next couple of years.