EQST 2615 Stock Horse Use & Showing I

A thorough study of the stock horse and its expected performance on the ranch and in the show ring. The student learns how to develop stock horse performance by focusing on: correct horsemanship, reining readiness, penning and snaffle bit and cutting contests. The student must supply a horse and tack for this class. (2 lect.,2 lab)


3 credits

Transfer Status

Transferable to UW.

Major Topics

  • Reining: Selecting a horse, Basic maneuvers, Rules, Showing, Pattern strategies
  • Cutting: Introducing horses to cattle, Rules
  • Working Cow Horse: Rules, Boxing


In order to successfully complete this course, the student will:

1. Demonstrate correct horsemanship

2. Develop and demonstrate the skills needed to train and use the stock horse as a working animal in and out of the show ring

3. Develop and apply current training methods and theories