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Cattle Training for Any Horse

A proper introduction to cows is an important part of any Western horse’s education. Why cattle training? Because you may one day want your horse to perform in an event like ranch sorting or team penning. Or you may simply want him to be comfortable at venues where cow are present—typically in loud, noisy, smelly herds.

Or you may want your trail horse to be at ease around any hooved critters you come across on the trail. If a horse has never been calmly introduced to cows, it can be scary and unsafe if you unexpectedly cross paths with one.

For all these reasons, cattle training is well worth the effort.

I’m going to share a method I recently used to introduce

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