Cutting and riding: Doyle Dubois and his horse Shortys Lil Shadow work to keep this cow from the rest of the herd during this run on May 25 at the 2019 Black Elk Spring Series show at the Calnash Ag Event Centre. The three-day event featured various classifications of cutting cattle through the athleticism of the horse and ability of the rider. Photos by Jordie Dwyer

Cutting and riding: Doyle Dubois and his horse Shortys Lil Shadow work to keep this cow from the rest of the herd during this run on May 25 at the 2019 Black Elk Spring Series show at the Calnash Ag Event Centre. The three-day event featured various classifications of cutting cattle through the athleticism of the horse and ability of the rider. Photos by Jordie Dwyer

PHOTOS: Cutting out the cattle

Ponoka hosted the annual Black Elk Spring Series event May 23 to 26

By Jordie Dwyer

Ponoka hosted the annual Black Elk Spring Series event May 23 to 26

 

Cutting and riding: Doyle Dubois and his horse Shortys Lil Shadow work to keep this cow from the rest of the herd during this run on May 25 at the 2019 Black Elk Spring Series show at the Calnash Ag Event Centre. The three-day event featured various classifications of cutting cattle through the athleticism of the horse and ability of the rider. Photos by Jordie Dwyer

Cutting and riding: Doyle Dubois and his horse Shortys Lil Shadow work to keep this cow from the rest of the herd during this run on May 25 at the 2019 Black Elk Spring Series show at the Calnash Ag Event Centre. The three-day event featured various classifications of cutting cattle through the athleticism of the horse and ability of the rider. Photos by Jordie Dwyer