Home HG Volume 01 HG Issue 1 - Winter 2009 Cow Work – Riding Around the Herd with Joe Wolter

Cow Work – Riding Around the Herd with Joe Wolter


Working cows is a fun and practical way to develop a horse and rider. Understanding where to place yourself in order to influence the cow is part of the first steps in this learning process. Joe Wolter demonstrates an exercise he uses to teach positioning on a young horse. This practical application is an excellent way of to develop technique without loosing sight of purpose. Learn to improve your focus and timing. Being in the right position often means that you don’t have to be in a hurry.

Joe shares his trainer’s insights on how to start a young horse on cows and build confidence. Since this colt shows great signs of natural instinct and try, Joe is careful to regulate his pace in order to maintain his enthusiasm. This is one of the first times this horse has worked a cow out of the herd.

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