You don’t want to miss this year’s Reno Rodeo Cow Dog Competition Thursday at the Reno Livestock Events Center indoor arena. I went last year just to see what it’s all about and was mesmerized by the skill and concentration in the arena. And that’s just the dogs!
The handler is on horseback and guides the dog with whistles or commands as they work together to send a small bunch of cattle around obstacles and eventually into a big truck.
The dogs are amazing as they surround the cattle, pushing them gently when necessary and rounding up the strays to keep them all headed in the same direction.
More than 50 dogs and their handlers are signed up to compete. You can catch the action on Thursday, June 21 from 8am to about 5pm at the Reno Livestock Events Center.