The Reined Cowhorse
The Old West created the stock horse, demanding a tough, enduring animal that could go for miles and herd the vast numbers of cattle in a bygone era. Not only was an athletic horse required, but one that could be completely trained in carrying out the everyday tasks of ranch life.
The entry should separate a number of cattle from the herd without unsettling the rest of the group. Horses should keep their head low and go about the work intently and quietly. The horse should seem to be working on its own, on a loose rein. The cow should not get around the horse and back to the herd.