Leaving the cow-horse to hold the riata tight, Phil sprang from his saddle and ran to the fallen man.
The last course in the education of a cow-horse is cutting cattle out of a mixed round-up.
Whenever you can strip the bridle off, while cutting out a beef, and handle your steer, that's the top rung a cow-horse can reach.
Mauchacho had instantly responded to the tight, resisting hand upon the bridle and stood taut as a cow-horse.
That horse didn't have much style to him, and no gait to speak of; but he was as good a cow-horse as ever chawed a bit.
On a cold morning a cow-horse does not like to be very tightly cinched or girthed up.