Cowboys, cowgirls show off ‘horse cutting’ routine at San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo

The San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo is schedule to run Feb. 9-26.

SAN ANTONIO – Several events are happening Sunday at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo, including horse cutting at the Freeman Coliseum Arena at the show grounds.

Horse cutting is when the cowboy or cowgirl rider separates a cow or calf from a herd to brand it. However, instead of branding the cattle at the rodeo, the horseback riders will be timed on how long they can keep the cow away from the herd.

Stock show and rodeo leaders said spectators take away more than the entertainment of horse cutting -- they also take away different techniques.

“Different techniques, different ways; I know some people who tape the horse’s legs here and there,” Luz Rocha, a stock show and rodeo volunteer, said.

The horse cutting event will run until the stock show and rodeo shuts down for the day.

For a complete list of stock show and rodeo events, click here.

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