Down the Fence: Training and Showing the Reined Cow Horse

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by Al Dunning and Deanna Lally

Cow Horse


A multiple reining, cutting and working cow horse champion, Al Dunning describes how to prepare your horse and yourself to meet the challenge of cow horse competition in Down the Fence. Chapters include a history of the reined cow horse, how to select a prospect, introducing your horse to cattle, reined work, initial fence work and advanced fence work. The photography in this book was done by renowned western photographer Robert Dawson. 144 pages and more than 130 color photos. The book is $25.00 and available at





Publisher’s Review: I’ve had the privilege of meeting Al Dunning in person and participating in one of his clinics as a spectator. He is wonderful at communicator so I’m sure you’ll enjoy this book on the sport of the working cow horse. He talks about the shift to a more ranch style horse with more practical applications, less glitz and glamour. The book is co-authored with Deanna Lally who is a reining horse trainer right here in the Pacific Northwest. It covers all aspects of the sport and is a good read even if you just want to improve your horsemanship.


Published in September 2015 Issue

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