cutting horse


cutting horse

noun

Definition of CUTTING HORSE

:  an agile saddle horse trained to separate individual animals from a cattle herd

First Known Use of CUTTING HORSE

1881

cutting horse

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

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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