EQST 2725 Training the Cutting Horse II

Training the Cutting Horse II is a continuation of Training the Cutting Horse I. The student will develop cutting horse performance by implementing training techniques while working the mechanical
flag and live cattle. The student will analyze their performance, implement training steps, and prepare to show. The student must supply a horse and tack for this class. Prerequisite: Completion of EQST 2720. (2 lect., 2 lab)


3 credits

Major Topics

  • Training Techniques
  • Working the Mechanical Flag
  • Initial Cattle Work
  • Advanced Cutting
  • Performance Analysis
  • Showing


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

1. Demonstrate correct horsemanship

2. Demonstrate advanced skills to train and show a cutting horse

3. Apply current training methods and theories

4. Demonstrate correct position on a cow in order to maintain the working advantage

5. Analyze performance in order to implement a training strategy to correct errors