Cutting horse

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Cutting horse

not a breed, but a class of horse used for working cattle on the range, in cattle camps and in yards. Several varieties exist, e.g. Canadian Cutting horse, American Cutting horse. See also australian Stock horse.
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McGuane, a native of Michigan, discovered Montana as a teenager, and he and his third wife, Laurie (his friend Jimmy Buffett's sister), currently own a 2,500-acre ranch near Livingston, Montana, where they lead a busy life raising horses and cattle and following the cutting-horse circuit.