cutting horse

noun

Definition of cutting horse 

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

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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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