EQST 2720 Training the Cutting Horse I

Training the Cutting Horse I is an introduction to cutting. The student will study of rules of cutting, necessary equipment, current training methods and theories. The student will develop and demonstrate the basics of positioning the horse correctly in relation to the mechanical flag and live cattle. The student must supply a horse and tack for this class. (2 lect., 2 lab)


3 credits

Major Topics

  • Rules
  • Equipment
  • Training Techniques
  • Working the Mechanical Flag
  • Introductory Cattle Work


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

1. Discuss the rules of cutting

2. Demonstrate the skills needed to train and show a cutting horse

3. Apply current training methods and theories

4. Demonstrate correct position in relation to the flag and cow