What are some of the common mistakes you see while working cattle? We don't use horses here don't have near the land nor cattle to do so. Once they are brought into the corral they are sorted on foot. My biggest thing is people yelling and flailing there arms. That will ruin a good quite working session quick in my opinion. Granted there is times that more action is required but the quieter and easier you move them seems like the simpler and smoother things go.