Montana Cutting Horse Association Holds Competition All Weekend
The Montana Cutting Horse Association will be holding a competition today and going all through the weekend June 9 thru the 12. The competition will be held at the Montana Center for Horsemanship. Admission to the event is free of charge.
Horse cutting is defined as a western-style equestrian competition in which a horse and rider work together before a judge or panel of judges to demonstrate the horse's athleticism and ability to handle cattle. Modern competition utilizes a 2+1⁄2 minute performance, called a "run." Each contestant is assisted by four helpers: two are designated as turnback riders, who help to keep cattle from running off to the back of the arena, the other two are designated as herd holders to keep the cattle bunched together and prevent potential strays from escaping into the work area. If this sounds like an event you would like to check out just go past the hospital on Highway 91 South and follow the signs.
If you are looking for something to do check out this unique sport happening in our community. We will post results when they are available. Livestream of event can be found here.