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Carbo wins The Cattlemens Fourth Annual Derby and Classic

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South

FORT WORTH, Texas - Area cutting horse rider, Taylor Carbo, of Plaquemine, was a big winner during the THE CATTLEMENS 4TH ANNUAL DERBY AND CLASSIC in Graham, Texas, Feb. 4 when his horse Moms Stilish Cat scored a 223 in the 5/6 year old Unlimited Amateur cutting horse event. 

Carbo and Moms Stilish Cat won a total of $4900 in prize money.

A cutting horse is an athletic and willing animal possessing an innate "cow sense" and ability to respond quickly and turn sharply that is trained to keep a cow from returning to the herd. The horses involved are typically American Quarter Horses, although many other stock horse breeds are also used.

In the event, the horse and rider select and separate a cow out of a small group. As the cow tries to return to its herd, the rider loosens the reins and leaves it entirely to the horse to keep the cow separated, a job the best horses do with relish, savvy, and style.

The Cattlemens 4th Annual Derby and Classic is one among 800 limited-age events approved by the National Cutting Horse Association around the world. Limited age events are restricted to young horses in a particular age group.

The National Cutting Horse Association approves approximately 1,600 events each year with purses totally more than $35 million throughout the sport.