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Cutting/Penning Saddles

Cutting Saddles: Designed with a flat seat and wide swells making it easier for the rider to stay centered during sharp stops and turns while working livestock.

Differences: Flat seat, wide swells and tall horn.

Perfect For: Working livestock.

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Your price: $1,235.00
Square Skirt, Leather, Dark Oil, 17 inch, Armor-Tex futurity cutter, Full double, dropped front with stainless dees., 12", 6 1/2", 4" Cheyenne roll, black Ostrich cowhide with tooled overlay, 4” with rawhide binder, 3” black rawhide bell, Black Ostrich print Top Grain, Dark oil with oak and acorn tooling, barbed wire border, roughout jockey and fenders, and cutaway skirts. Antique barbed wire trim, 17", 40 lbs, Billy Cook Saddlery

The Cuttin' Up Cutter by Billy Cook Saddlery Saddle features a Oak & Acorn tooling

with a barbwire border on roughout fenders, jockey and large skirt,  Antiqued Barb

wire conchos with nickel spots, long leather stringers and a Black Ostrich cowhide seat.

 

No. 2915817

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$851.20 Your price: $820.40
Wide Tree, Square Skirt, Leather, Medium Oil, 15.5 inch, 16.5 inch, Full Quarter, Double Drop D, 14", 8-1/2", 3", 3", rawhide laced, light suede, 28-1/2" x 28-1/2", tooled in medium oil with border tooled roughout jockeys, 15.5", 16.5", 30 lbs, Silver Royal

Coyote Cutter Saddle by Silver Royal

From the original Silver Royal. This great saddle is built on a 5 year guaranteed full quarter horse rawhide wrapped fiberglass tree. Features: Foral and serpentine tooling with roughout jockey and bottom skirt, neoprene in skirts for comfort, blevins style quick change buckles, silver conchos, padded rawhide laced stirrups, nylon lined stirrup leathers and saddle strings. Tree: Rawhide Covered, Bars: Full Quarter Horse, Horn: 3, Cantle: 3, Gullet: 8 1/2, Swell: 14, Rigging: Heavy D, Skirt: 28 1/2" x 28 1/2, Weight: 30 lbs.

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Square Skirt, Leather, Dark Oil, 16 inch, 17 inch, Ralide® Cutter, Full Double with dropped stainless steel dees, 12", 6 1/2", 4" Tooled Cheyenne roll, 3” with rawhide binder, 3" natural Rawhide Oxbow, hand laced, Top Grain, Dark oil with hand stamped barbed wire tooling and roughout jockey and fenders and cutaway skirts. Antique barbed wire conchos, 16", 17", 40 lbs, Billy Cook Saddlery

The Down the Fence by Billy Cook Saddlery Saddle features a Smoothout-Roughout

half-breed with Barbed Wire border tooling, long leather stringers, Antiqued

Barbwire conchos, and Oversized roughout colecontact skirts.

No. 291577

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Your price: $1,403.50
Wide Tree, Square Skirt, Leather, Pecan, 15.5 inch, 16.5 inch, 17.5 inch, Fiber-Tough Ranch Cutter, Full double stainless dees, 12 1/2", 7", 3” with 1” leather roll, 3” post; rawhide binder, 3” rawhide bell, Roughout hard seat, Dark oil with hand stamped wide basket and ENTZ border and roughout seat jockey and fenders. Antique barbed wire conchos, 15.5", 16.5", 17.5", 40 lbs., Billy Cook Saddlery

The Guthrie Ranch Cutter features extra wide Basket border tooling with hand

carved Floral corners on a Fiber-Tough Ranch Cutter tree. Roughout seat jockey

and fenders provide more "stay in the saddle" and the short post Dally horn

makes this saddle functional for every need. Antique Barbed Wire conchos and

long leather strings add to the Cowboy motif. This "Old West" Ranch saddle made

popular by working Cowboys in the Western U.S. still remains at the top of the line

for roping, working or pleasure.

No. 291-571

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Your price: $1,176.00
Round Skirt, Square Skirt, Leather, Dark Oil, 16 inch, 17 inch, Ralide® cutter, Full Double with Stainless Steel Dees, 12", 6 1/2", 4" Cheyenne roll, 3” with rawhide binder, 3" natural Rawhide Oxbow, hand laced, Roughout, Dark oil with hand stamped barbed wire tooling, roughout seat jockey and fenders and cutaway skirts. Antique barbed wire conchos, 16", 17", 38 lbs, Billy Cook Saddlery

The Parker County Cutter by Billy Cook Saddlery Saddle is a Smoothout-Roughout

half-breed with Barbed Wire border tooling, long leather strings, Oversised

close-contact skirts, and Antiqued barb wire conchos.

No. 291582

 

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Your price: $1,293.00
Round Skirt, Square Skirt, Leather, Dark Oil, 16 inch, 17 inch, Armor-Tex futurity cutter, Full double stainless dees, 12 3/4", 6 1/2", 3-1/2" tooled Cheyenne roll, 4” with rawhide binder, 3” rawhide bell, Top grain, Dark oil with ENTZ and basket tooling, roughout seat jockey and fenders and cutaway skirts. Engraved silver trim, 16", 17", 38 lbs, Billy Cook Saddlery

The Red River Cutter by Billy Cook Saddlery Saddle features a dark oil finish

with ENTZ and basket tooling, roughout seat jockey and fenders, cut away skirts,

engraved silver conchos, and pre-turned fenders.

 

No. 291579

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Square Skirt, Leather, Pecan, 16 inch, Armor-Tex Van Core Bowman Cutter, Full double with dropped-front stainless dees, 12", 6 1/2", 3" Tooled Cheyenne roll, 3 1/2" Cutter style, 1" Rawhide Oxbow, hand laced, Smoothout Cowhide, Pecan with hand carved oak and acorn border and basket filler; roughout jockey and fenders. Engraved silver conchos, 16", 40 lbs, Billy Cook Saddlery

The 'Texas T' Penner by Billy Cook features the ever popular "Square Skirt",

cut smaller than the original version to eliminate interference with the movement

of the horse. The original "Cowboy look" is intact with half-breed, hand stamped,

basket tooling and stainless steel, dropped dee riging is popular among cutters

and team penners due to its extra low position that restricts saddle movement.

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Cutting Saddles

Cutting is a western riding disipline where a horse and rider are judged and timed on the ability to separate one animal, typically a calf, from the remaining herd and keep it isolated for a brief amount of time.

A cutting horse is an athletic and willing animal possessing an innate "cow sense" and talent to stop quickly and turn sharply. A cutting horse has an inbreed ability to separate a cow from the herd and keep it from returning. The American Quarter Horse is generally the horses used in cutting, although seveal differnt horse breeds are used. Most horses can be taught to 'herd' an animal, but this talent comes naturally to the best cutting horses.

Once the horse and rider have chossen a calf to separate out of the small herd, as the calf tries to return to the herd, the rider puts the horse on a loose rein and allows the horse to go to work. A good cutting horse will do this job completely on his/her own, and will relish in the work and do it with style and savvy. Points are awarded on a scale of 60 to 80 with 70 being an average score.

Watchin a horse and rider work as a team can be quite impressive. As the calf turns, the horse is to spin over it's hocks turning with the cow. The rider should be focused on the calf's neck anticipating the calf's next move. The horse's shoulders during a run are typically parallel with that of the calf's. The horse and rider team is judged on how well the horse moves in anticipation to the movements of the calf. Rider's can use leg aid to help assist and steady the horse, the rider must posses excellent seat and balance while allowing the horse to work. oughout a run.

Penning Saddles

Penning saddles have been developed to assist the Team Penning riding discipline. Team penning is a western riding event that came into practice from common ranch work. Cattle would need to be separated from the herd and placed in pens in order to be vaccinated. branded, doctored, and transported.

Today, however, this has turned into a fast paced event that provides a 3 rider team sixty to ninety seconds (depending on the category of the event) to separate 3 previously designated cattle from a herd of thirty, and put them into a 16' x 24' pen with a 10' opening, on the opposite end of the arena.

Thirty head of cattle, normally yearling beef cattle, (mature cows and or bulls are not allowed) with numbers attached to their backs or colored collars. The horse and rider must select out 3 of the cattle with the appropriate colored collars or number range that is announced once the horse crosses the starting line. The cattle selections should be totally random and not pre-know to the riders. The 3 horse team should then select out the approptiate cattle and drive them to the finish area of the pen or arena. This is a timed event and the team with the lowest time wins.

Teamwork by the three riders and horses is optimum as only the preselected cattle may be driven into the holding pen at the opposite end of the arena. One rider's job is usually to hold back the cattle that have not been selected. These cattle are sometimes referred to as 'trash'.

The history of the team penning game is believe to go all the way back to 1942 when brothers Joe and Ray Yanez and Canadian cowboy Bill Schwindt were sorting cattle from a herd. During a lunch break the three reportedly came up with the concept to organize seemingly routine ranch chores into a competitive sport. This allowed cowboys to showcase their refined riding skills and put their horses to the test. The first organized competition is believed to have taken place at the Ventura County fair in August 1949.

Today, the team penning game is active in the US, Canada, Europe, and Autralia. In Northern America, Ft. Worth, Texas is home to the US Team Penning Association (USTA).