This reined cow horse plaque trophy captures the individual cow work part of the competition.
When the reining pattern is complete, the rider calls for their cow. First the horse and rider "box" the cow, establishing control of the cow on the short end of the arena. Then the cowboy takes the cow "down the fence." The horse pushes the cow to go down the length of the arena next to the fence. Then horse and rider overtake the cow, causing it to turn back and run down the length of the arena the other direction. After overtaking the cow a second time and turning it on the fence, The cow horse then takes the cow to the central part of the arena where horse and rider once again control the movements of the cow. The accomplished cow horse causes the cow to make a circle in each direction as the horse gallops around the cow clockwise and counter clockwise.
If you are searching for a great gift or trophy for the reined cow horse competition, this reined cowhorse plaque is it!