Cutting Horse in Action
The rider grasps the saddle horn with one hand, the other holds the reign close to the horses neck. The slightest touch and the horse reacts. I have a sneaking suspicion the horse could do this without a helping hand. They're so athletic...and the cows were never touched or tumbled.
The object is to cut one cow from the herd and keep it from making it's way back. Useful if one cow needs attention back on the range.
Holy Cow Cutting Horse Competition.
(Very poor lighting conditions.)