Anita proves to be cut above the rest

Central and North Burnett Times - - MT PERRY SHOW - Shirley Way shirley.way@cnbtimes.com.au

ANITA Cooper was pleased with her suc­cess at two-handed cut­ting at this year’s Mt Perry Show.

The sport took two-and-a-half min­utes – and skill – for the Biggen­den horse­woman to place first and third.

“You’re go­ing into the herd, pick­ing your beast, com­ing out and hold­ing that beast out,” Ms Cooper said.

“Ob­vi­ously, you get higher scores in cen­tre of pen.

“I may make a deep cut of six head (of cat­tle), then cut away.”

Two hands must re­main on the reins while the rider and her horse work

WELL-CUT: Anita Cooper won first and third place in two-handed cut­ting at the 2015 Mt Perry Show. Pic­tured on The Senorita Roost­erette (3rd). to iso­late the beast and pre­vent it from re­turn­ing to the herd.

While Ms Cooper has won pre­vi­ously at small shows, she was thrilled to place first on Tas­sas Smart Jessie and third on The Senorita Roost­erette.

“I’ve been do­ing the cut­ting events for two years,” she said.

“I en­joy get­ting out and hav­ing a go, and do­ing well on the horses.”

PHOTO: SHIRLEY WAY

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