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December 07, 2005

Mules Can Cow Cutting, Too!

One of the reasons I love going to Bishop Mule Days each year is that I got to see people out doing all kinds of things with their donkeys and mules. They are out to show the world that longears can do!

One fun event to watch is the cow cutting. There is a small herd of cows settled at one end of the arena. The contestant then slowly rides in and tries to cut one cow out of the herd without disturbing the herd too much. Then they have to keep that cow away from the rest of the herd for a certain amount of time. That can sometimes be a tricky thing, but most of the mules that compete in this event are very good at moving quickly when the cow changes directions and tries to run the other way!

Here are several good photos of the cow cutting from Bishop Mule Days 2005.




Kristie Jorgensen

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Posted by Kristie Jorgensen at December 7, 2005 08:54 PM