Ranch Cutting

This class is judged on the ability of the horse to work a cow by seperating it from the herd and holding it to demonstrate the horses ability to work the cow. There is a 2 1/2 minute time limit, during which the rider must cut a designated/numbered cow and one additional non-numbered cow. Time will begin when the rider crosses a pre-determined and marked time line. Cattle numbers can be announced prior to crossing the starting line. Credit will be given to those horses who demonstrate excellence in their herd work, driving and setting up the cow to cut, working in the center of the arena, and degree of difficulty of the cow drawn.  Horses will not be penalized for reining during the cutting portion, but should display natural ability.

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Jamie Hill/High Saw the Sign