A very old form of the pruning or. Head education system, which is included in the German dictionary of Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm. She is there as short pruning "Without Pfal and railing" described. The name is probably derived from the head of a goat similar form (see picture). In the 1850 published "Manual of practical agriculture" of the estate manager Martin Fries different forms such as "true Bockschnitt", "half Bockschnitt" and others are mentioned. The Bockschnitt was mainly at Riesling applied to old especially vines to promote fertility and greater grapes to receive with more goodness. He is still in use today in some German growing areas and also in the Côtes du Rhône appellationcairanne, The Bockschnitt is a form of gobelet, See also Constellations under training system (Systems) and Weingarten Care (Activities).