http://www.RSNC.us (Ranch Sorting
Penning Northwest.com has graciously
given us permission to reprint an
excellent Introduction and Overview
of Ranch Sorting.
to view the introduction in a new
window. When you are finished, simply
close the window to return to CowHorse
(800) 594-7254 Saturday morning for a current weather
sorting is an exciting sport in the area, and one
that more closely approximates real ranch work. Heres
how it works:
use two regulation size round pens,
leaving a 12' opening (gate) in the middle.
numbered cattle are brought in, along with two others
that have no numbers.
two-person team enters.
the first rider passing through the gate, a number
this, the cattle must be brought through the gate
in numeric order, leaving the unnumbered cattle behind.
unnumbered cattle, or any cattle through the gate
out of order results in a no time.
minute and a half is allowed.
game requires a lot of precise herd work, and it will
really get you reading cattle. It takes a lot of teamwork
as well, with things constantly shifting so that team
members will rotate from the gate position to making
the cut in the herd, to turnback as the situation calls
for. We will have weekly practices here, with Jackpots
and weekly Shootouts with 50% payback. Competitions planned for the near future.
is now an AQHA sport, and we are hooked! Every single
person who had tried it has loved it, from novices to
hardcore penners and team sorters. Come give it a try!
to be held at CowHorse Ranch (see our contact
page for directions & map).