Working cow horse blends reining and cutting to showcase the skills of horses and riders across the Western Performance disciplines. Learn from champions such as Brad Barkemeyer, Winston Hansma and more maneuvers including sliding stops, spins, and quick pivots.
Brad works a green horse through lead departures. He explains what he wants the end result to look like and shows how he will get his horse there. Brad talks about the different reined cow horse events and explains what each lead departure should look like based on the event.
Brad takes a threeyearold horse down the fence for the first time. He walks us through his run and explains every step and move he makes. Brad works two different cows and goes over his process for both of them.
Brad Lund coaches Dakota through a steer stopping run. He explains the technique Dakota is using and then the two discss being able to adjust your routine based on the horse you have and the steer you get.
Dakota Kirchenschlager steer stops on a reining horse. Brad Lund coaches him through it and the two disect the run. Brad talks about how Dakota's horse struggles to match the speed of the steer and gives tips to prevent this on the next run.
Brad coaches professional team roper Dakota Kirchenschlager through a steer stoping run. Then, the two talk about the run and explain why having control over your horse is the most important part of steer stopping.
Brad Lund goes over the basics of steer stopping. He talks about introducing a horse to the event for the first time, gives tips on where you should be in the chute, and talks about what you want the end result to look like.
While you see younger horses use a snaffle bit when they're competing in cow horse events, using a snaffle bit is great for horses of all ages. Brad Barkemeyer explains when he likes to use a snaffle bit on his horses.
Does your horse get stuck when you're asking for a backup? You might not be using your feet enough to keep your horse moving. Brad Barkemeyer explains why it's important to use your feet when you're asking for a backup.
What is a legal quit? When you're competing in cow horse events and showing in the herd work, it's important to know when you can legally quit on a cow. Brad Barkemeyer breaks down the basics of herd works and when you can stop working your cow.