Reading cattle often falls into the category of elusive. It’s like, “How the heck can you tell what that cow’s going to do?”
The truth is – you can’t! (That’s not a good answer- ha!) You never know for sure what a cow is going to do until they do it. But you can predict their behavior with increasing percentages of accuracy. Predictors do exist that give you information that strongly suggests what a cow most likely will do next.
And that’s what this video is all about. It’s super casual, and I talk about indicators of what the cattle might do like I was sitting around watching cattle with you.
Reading cattle takes practice. I encourage you to take time and study cattle during open cutting and herd work classes, just as we did here. You will expedite your progress by putting in the extra mile.
Hi Barb, I ca t help wondering about the Angus cow near the horse, wh appears to be “getting out of Dodge”. Is it possible that this is the first horse to enter the herd and he/she(I didn’t look) was lying down? It looks like the right fro t may still be on the ground. Am I nuts?🤷♀️
Helpful, thank you.
Helps a lot when you are horseback and instructing….better puts the reader in the saddle moving with you. Thanks, Barb!
Thank you for solving some of the “mysteries” of cows! Now armed with the terminology of “topline” and soft ears. Great information that I will take to next week’s show!
Austin Shepard reads a cow so perfectly that there is a continuous flow, no rough stops and starts. His body never interferes with the flow. Amazing.
Loved this! I learn so much when you impart “cow sense” to us and also when you present different runs from pros and non-pros or amateurs and help us see the details about the rider, the horse and the cow.
Very helpful! One of my goals for 2023 is to improve my cattle knowledge, and be able to pick and sort cattle better. Thanks Barbara!
I thought it was great!
very informative. Thanks!!