Maintaining an Older Cutting Horse

Learn how to maintain a more finished cutting show horse at home and why you don't need to work cattle or the flag during every ride.

If your horse knows his job, he doesn’t need to be drilled on it every day. Jade Keller goes over how he keeps his older more finished horses happy and fresh for the show pen.

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