Anita proves to be cut above the rest
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.”