Team Penning? - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 3 Old 12-16-2009, 10:11 AM Thread Starter
Green Broke
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: SW Michigan
Posts: 3,199
• Horses: 2
Team Penning?

I am going to be going to my first team penning (or cow event for that matter) next tuesday. A place near here does open team penning practices and I am super excited to give it a go. Any suggestions or tips? My mare is pastured with cows so she has seen them, and is pretty unflappable about new stuff anyway, so I am not too worried about her, more about me!

RH Queen O Anywhere "Sydney"
2009 Sugarbush draft
QHDragon is offline  
post #2 of 3 Old 12-16-2009, 01:52 PM
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 164
• Horses: 0
Not sure what sort of tips you are looking for but in general if it is your first time listen to your teammates. And most importantly, sometimes slow is fast. Penning is a timed event but if you try to handle the cattle faster than you or your horse are ready for everything can fall apart in an instant.
Most importantly have fun.
Stillstandin is offline  
post #3 of 3 Old 12-16-2009, 02:24 PM
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Ashland, OR
Posts: 8,466
• Horses: 1
Make sure to keep the other cows OUT. That was my first mistake my first time was I was more focused on penning the right cows and I almost forgot about the wrong cows. And if there are two cows, one right and one wrong, make sure you get in between them at whatever opening you can. Push your horses neck right through the middle an chase the right one.

And stay just at the cows hip. Any farher and the cow could turn and you might not be able to pick it back up in time.

Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
SorrelHorse is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Team Penning Events Team Penner Horse Shows 0 11-29-2009 10:10 PM
Team Penning Clinic kitten_Val Horse Pictures 8 07-02-2009 12:50 AM
Team Penning Pics! kchfuller Horse Pictures 8 06-12-2009 05:55 PM
Team Penning dcurc Western Riding 4 04-02-2009 04:05 PM
I Luv Team Penning!! Got2Gallop Western Riding 14 02-04-2009 10:25 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome