Team penning is a rodeo sport in which teams of riders separate specific cattle from a herd and move them into a large rectangular pen. Each team has three participants on horseback. The team must move three specific cattle, which have been randomly selected out of a group of 30, into a pen (which measures 16x24 feet) at the other end of the rodeo arena. The remaining 27 cattle, also known as “trash” or “dirty cattle”, must be kept back and prevented from entering the pen. Due to the delicate task of identifying, selecting, and penning the cattle in under 90 seconds, it is important for the three participants to work together strategically.
What are the origins of the activity abroad and in Canada?
Who takes part?
When does it occur / How often do you take part?
Are there any organized clubs, groups, organizations or leagues?
The Ontario High School Rodeo Association; Ontario Rodeo Association; Canadian Rodeo Association
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