Cattle working at the Rocking Z is focused both on Horsemanship and on Stock-man-ship. For the horse, their nature is to chase and follow one another in the herd for dominance. This transfers to dominating cattle, or herding, seamlessly. As for the stock-man-ship, we will teach you how to gauge the cattle's intentions in order to herd them precisely and confidently.

 Photo by Tracey Buyce

Photo by Tracey Buyce

Here at the Rocking Z we raise Corriente cattle for roping and horse training. These cattle are quick and challenging. They are the primary breed of cattle used in rodeos, and we train them for rodeos through their yearling up to three-year-old years. These cattle are unique, and their habits are sometimes more similar to deer than to Hereford or Angus cattle.

calves

Working these cattle is a fantastic experience. They love to run and to be worked fast. For gaining experience, they are perfect because you can work with your horse for quite some time while your horse is focused and locked on. Cattle become a moving focus for the horse, and following your focus is the goal of training with cattle. The result of this training is that you feel yourself riding the horse and controlling their moves and speed with your eyes!