Savvy Stockman 1
Using the concepts of balance-point and flight zone, a seasoned cow horse will watch for, anticipate and react to a cow changing direction. Black’s horse is moving out of the cow’s flight zone and is stepping left, toward the balance point.
Savvy Stockman 2
The correct position to push a cow away from the herd is to be out of her flight zone and on her balance point. Pushing on her balance point encourages her to move straight away.
Savvy Stockman 3
Turning your horse’s tail toward the cow is sometimes the most efficient and least threatening way to control her movement.