If you're familiar with cutting, then you know that holding the horn is essential for body control. When your horse goes to stop or manuever around a cow, you have to remain centered and not lean forward.
Watching an experienced cutting horse, you'll notice that he will get low to the ground as he works the cow. RL explains you can't train a horse to develop the crouch, but instead the horse will develop it at his own pace.
Dry working a young horse will help to not only prepare his body for the manuevers he's about to perform, but will also prepare his mind. Watch to learn how RL dry works his young horse before working cattle.
When working with a young horse, RL likes for the horse to have some feel because the more you work on the training the more electric they will remain throughout their career. The horses that go through the motions and are too relaxed are less likely to be responsive and aware when it comes to de...
Body position is important for you as a rider. RL explains how riders have a tendancy to lean in an effort to control the cow with his or her body. Keeping your body centered will give you maximum control on the cow while your horse performs.
RL explains what he does for a horse that braces and gets stiff while working cattle. The more training you do to help him to understand his job will allow him to relax in the arena while doing his job.
Take advice from a non-pro cutter on how to get involved with the event and how to select a trainer that fits your needs and goals. Sharon explains who she is, why she loves cutting, and more about how to try the event if it's new to you.
Start off a young horse's career with succcess by learning the basic skills that a 2-year-old cutter should know. The goal should be able to control your horse's body like you would need to control a cow.
Preparing a cutting horse to perform in the show pen takes hours of work in the practice arena. Winston explains how training a cutting horse is different from events like reining and the importance of figuring out timing of cues.