cutting horse

noun

Definition of cutting horse

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

Examples of cutting horse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In her 50s, Buckley started riding cutting horses, which are trained to separate a cow from its herd. Manuel Mendoza, Dallas News, "5 things you might not know about Fort Worth's Broadway diva Betty Buckley, starring in 'Hello, Dolly!' tour," 10 July 2019 Rapp, 48, who is one of the sport’s most successful cutting horse riders with more than $9 million in NCHA earnings, was asked to Hott Nu Cowboy about 30 minutes before the horse was scheduled to compete in the open division first round April 14. Brett Hoffman, star-telegram, "Weatherford man advances to division finals at Cutting Horse Super Stakes | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 21 Apr. 2018 Cooper is the resident trainer at the Rose Valley Ranch of Weatherford where the three horses were taught to compete in cutting horse shows. Brett Hoffman, star-telegram, "Cooper family roping in plenty of rodeo, cutting horse awards behind winning mentality | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 16 Apr. 2018 For Michael Cooper, cutting horse and rodeo activities has become a family affair. Brett Hoffman, star-telegram, "Cooper family roping in plenty of rodeo, cutting horse awards behind winning mentality | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 16 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of cutting horse

1881, in the meaning defined above

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“Cutting horse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cutting%20horse. Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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