cutting horse


cutting horse
a saddle horse trained to separate calves, steers, etc., from a herd.
[1880-85]

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Light saddle horse trained to cut (isolate) livestock, especially cattle, from herds.

Most are quarter horses, with the intelligence, speed, and ability to make quick starts, stops, and turns. A well-trained cutting horse can maneuver an animal away from a herd and into a corner with little direction from a rider or, in some cases, without a rider.

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▪ livestock raising
      light saddle horse trained to cut (isolate) livestock, especially cattle, from herds. Most are quarter horses, with the intelligence, speed, and ability to make quick starts, stops, and turns. A well-disposed and trained cutting horse can manoeuvre an animal away from a herd and into a corner with little direction from a rider, or, in some contests, without a rider.

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Universalium. 2010.

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