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American Quarter Horse Mix, Mare, 2 years, Sorrel LOT 306: Got Won Ona Impulse AQHA/APHA 2021 Sorrel / Solid FillyCowhorse - Versatility Ranch Horse - Reining - Western
US-54229
Green Bay, WI
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American Quarter Horse Mix, Mare, 2 years, Sorrel LOT 306: Got Won Ona Impulse AQHA/APHA 2021 Sorrel / Solid FillyCowhorse - Versatility Ranch Horse - Reining - Western
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US-54229
Green Bay, WI
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American Quarter Horse, Gelding, 7 years, 15 hh, Roan-Red Fancy Broke Cowbred Roan Gelding--Super Broke-Ready for any job!
F: BET ON SMARTY | MF: MONVANDA BAY
Cowhorse - Trail - Western
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US-85131
Bellevue Idaho
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American Quarter Horse, Gelding, 8 years, 14 hh, Gray IronmanCowhorse - Trail - Western Pleasure - Cutting
US-31634
Georgia
$5,000
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American Quarter Horse, Gelding, 6 years, 14 hh, Chestnut Handsome Green broke geldingCowhorse - Trail
US-75704
Tyler, Texas
$3,000 Negotiable
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American Quarter Horse, Mare, 6 years, 15 hh, Bay 5 Year Old AQHA Gentle Mare Show/PleasureCowhorse - English Pleasure - Versatility Ranch Horse - Western Pleasure
US-35054
Cropwell, Alabama
$2,500
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American Quarter Horse, Gelding, 9 years, 15 hh, Sorrel Duke Sorrel AQHA Quarter Horse Gelding Reined Cow/ Ranch/ FamilyCowhorse - English Pleasure - Versatility Ranch Horse - Leisure
US-35054
Cropwell, AL
$2,500
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American Quarter Horse, Mare, 7 years, 16 hh, Bay Big ranch mareCowhorse - Western allround - Versatility Ranch Horse - Trail
US-75457
Mount vernon
$3,500
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American Quarter Horse, Gelding, 7 years, 16 hh, Roan-Blue Ice Man- 6 Yr Old Quarter Horse GeldingCowhorse - Versatility Ranch Horse - Trail - Western Pleasure
US-80215
Denver
$3,565
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American Quarter Horse, Mare, 5 years, 14 hh, Sorrel Champ Yo Tresa, Excellent Riding Horse
F: POCO GRANDE SPIRIT | MF: CHAMPS BAR LEO
Cowhorse - Cutting
US-75140
Grand Saline, Texas
$5,750 Negotiable
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American Quarter Horse, Mare, 2 years, 14 hh, Sorrel Amazing all around fillyCowhorse - Western allround - Breeding - Western
US-78059
Natalia Texas
$5,000
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American Quarter Horse, Mare, 1 year, 15 hh, Bay Beautiful Thick FillyCowhorse - Versatility Ranch Horse - Breeding - Western
US-78059
Natalia Texas
$4,000
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Tennessee walking horse, Gelding, 10 years, 16 hh, Sorrel TW Ranch horseCowhorse - Trail - Hunting - Gaited
US-75457
Mount vernon tx
$8,500
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American Quarter Horse, Stallion, 2 years, 14.2 hh, Chestnut-Red
F: OT TARIS DUN IT | MF: DOC BOOMERNIC
Cowhorse - Western allround - Trail - Reining
CH-4856
Glashütten
price range €10,000 to €15,000
price range ~$11,015 to $16,522
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American Quarter Horse, Stallion, 1 year, 14.2 hh, Red Dun
F: MAINLY WHIZ BARON | MF: HER TARIS STAR
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DE-88634
Herdwangen-Schönach
€6,500
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American Quarter Horse, Stallion, 3 years, Palomino Cowhorse - Gaited
DE-21266
Jesteburg
price range €25,000 to €40,000
price range ~$27,537 to $44,060
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Arabian Partbred Mix, Mare, 1 year, 14.2 hh, Tobiano-all-colors Absolutely fantastic future family horseCowhorse - Breeding - Driving - Dressage
DK-6400
Sønderborg
€3,000
~ $3,304 Negotiable
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Paint Horse, Stallion, 1 year, 14.2 hh
F: CODY GUN DEE
Cowhorse - Western
DE-38835
Schauen
€7,500
~ $8,261 Negotiable
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Quarter Pony, Gelding, 4 years, 14.3 hh, Bay Unique Quarter Horse Gelding
F: LIGHTS ON MATE | MF: DUNNIT IN HOLLYWOOD
Cowhorse - Cutting - Reining
BE-5330
Sart-Bernard
€14,500
~ $15,972
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The working cowhorse category is one of the most interesting of the Western riding disciplines since it tests both the practical skills of horse and rider and their ability to ride a show performance of a high standard. This is also known as the reined cowhorse class and competitors can be judged in three areas: The performance of a precise reining pattern, herd work, and individual cow work. The competition originated in the traditions of Californian cattle management, which was greatly influenced by Spanish (Vaquero) equestrian culture. Working cowhorse events are a showcase for genuine cowboy heritage. They prove that properly performed, Western riding and cattle work require grace, intelligence and skill, and the horses are elite performers.

Characteristics of the Working Cowhorse

It takes time and commitment to produce a working cowhorse. The original Spanish tradition was, in effect, a horsemanship programme that took years to complete. During the training, the young horse advanced from working in the bitless bridle, known as a bosal, to responding to the lightest of touches on the reins while wearing a spade bit. The horses the vaqueros worked with were bred for the job, often over many generations, meaning they developed the innate “cow sense” that is still vital for competition work today. They were compact and intelligent horses, capable of turning on a coin and shifting between the different gaits instantly and effortlessly. Short strong cannon bones, pasterns that were not too long, and muscular, but not too heavy, quarters were – and are – required in working cow horses.

Working Cowhorses: The Best Breeds for this Discipline

Cow sense and agility count more than breed in the working cow horse competition, but certain breeds are far more likely to succeed, as they have been developed for this work. These include the American Quarter Horse, the Appaloosa, and the American Paint Horse. Spanish, Portuguese and other Baroque breeds are highly successful, too. The Iberian breeds; the PRE, the Andalusian and the Lusitano, have been working cowhorses for centuries, and although breeds such as the Italian Murgese are less well-known, they are also part of European “cowboy” traditions. South American breeds, such as the Criollo, are also specialist cowhorses. Working cowhorses participate in popular events at some Arabian horse shows.

Working Cowhorses in Equestrianism

In the days when horses were a vital part of cattle management in the USA, it took seven or more years to create a “finished” cowhorse. Horses became so responsive as a result of this training that they were said to react to a whisper or a "hair-trigger"; in other words, they could feel and react to the equivalent of the weight of a single hair on the reins. While not literally true, this is a very good analogy for the speed of the response that the horse developed when it felt the lightest touch from the rider’s single hand on the reins. As technological changes reduced the need for horses for this work, enthusiasts decided to keep the traditions alive by creating events dedicated to reined cowhorses. In modern competitions, horse and rider participate in two sessions, the first one being the “dry work”, which involves performing a set reining pattern. The second session is the cow work and there are two parts to this. First of all, a single cow is sent into the arena and the horse must hold the cow – prevent it from moving – at one end. This is called “boxing the cow”. Then the horse and rider run the cow along the rail of the arena and turn it back, but without the aid of the fence. This part is known as “fencing”. Then the horse will bring the cow into the centre of the ring, making it circle tightly both clockwise and anticlockwise (“circling the cow”). Some competitions also include herd work, which involves cutting a single cow from a herd and preventing its return to the others. From this, it can be seen that a working cow horse demands a high level of commitment to succeed. It’s certainly challenging, but also very rewarding!

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