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This is no show pony, folks. This is a true jumping cow!
When her parents wouldn’t buy her a horse, Regina Mayer, a 15-year-old farm girl from Germany, resolved herself to finding a suitable alternative. She found exactly what she was looking for in a well-tempered cow on her family’s farm.
Starting with walking her new found friend, Luna, in the woods, Mayer slowly trained her to become accustomed to regular human interaction and, even, riding equipment. Just shy of six months later, it was time to see how this barnyard buddy would react to having a rider.
“She was really well behaved and walked normally,” said Mayer, decked out in riding gear. “But after a couple of meters, she wanted me to get off! You could see that she got a bit peeved.”
Mayer soon developed an extensive routine with Luna including grooming, petting, and riding practice. All-in-all, she spent over two full years training her own version of Seabiscuit to truly jump obstacles and follow commands.
Watch the video below to catch a glimpse of this unbelievable pair in action!
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