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Reining Spin • Reading Cattle

What’s the difference between a reining spin and a ranch riding turn? Learn all you need to know about reading cattle.
Left photo: Bud Lyon spinning horse in an outdoor arena. Right photo: Brad Barkemeyer working cow in an outdoor arena.

Bud (left) shares the differences between a reining spin and one for ranch riding. Brad (right) offers hints for reading cattle.

This week on Horse&Rider OnDemand:

The reining spin and the turns for ranch riding are fundamentally the same, but they do have differences. Bud Lyon explains how they’re the same and the finer points that set them apart from each other. Whether you team pen, rope, box, or go down the fence, reading cattle is an essential skill for success (and safety). Brad Barkemeyer works a few cows and explains how he reads what they’ll do next.

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