A very old form of the pruning respectively. Head education system, which is included in the German dictionary of Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm. She is there as short pruning "Without a handhold 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 various forms such as "true Bockschnitt", "half Bockschnitt" and others are mentioned. The Bockschnitt was mainly at Riesling applied especially to old ones 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 below training system (Systems) and Weingarten Care (Activities).