Animals Video

By Federico Cornetto

An intelligent horse helped a rancher tag his calves by protecting him from their nervous mother.

Stallion Red did a great job of keeping the cows away from ranch managers Scott Warren and Jose Ibarra as the two worked on their homestead in Clinton, North Carolina on January 16.

As Jose grabbed the young and held them to the ground, Red stood between him and the cows and even kicked at them as they nervously tried to get back towards their youngsters.

Scott said: “There are only two of us on the ranch, so we train the horses to stay between us and the cows because we can’t always be there for each other.

“Horses are by far the best way to work with cattle.

“The cows would get much more stressed if we used a truck.”