Herdwork is what’s called a “soft skill,” not because it’s easy, but because the situation is never the same. During herd work it’s challenging because the cattle are always changing position in the herd and in the arena. Plus, as a rider, you make constant decisions on the spot that impact the flow of cattle.
In this voice-over video, I describe three actions you can take (simultaneously!) to get set up a good cut. They take practice, but a great first step is understanding what they are, and how they impact your cut.
Thank you Barb. A wonderful explanation. I think for me the most important note was about looking at and heading for the throat latch when making the cut.
The visual breakdown on helping to position the horse and move the herd was very helpful. Thanks
Great video! So helpful! Thank you for breaking it down!
Great suggestion for location on the cow to aim for (throatlatch). I always hear ‘get in its eye’ as a suggestion.
Love these examples! I learn so much from them. Please do more or maybe another Cow Smart class were we just look at different runs. speaking of Cow Smart/cutting, if you do another one, maybe some instruction on the flag and mechanical cow use for both horse and rider. Thank you!