Luna The Galloping . . . . . Cow?


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We are so programmed to thinking that animals can do only what we believe they are capable of, that whenever one does something out of the ordinary, we are stunned. For example, who would have believed that a pig could train like a dog, or as is the case here, a cow can gallop, almost as well as, a horse?

Luna, a two-year old bovine would have been an ordinary cud-chewing cow at Regina Mayer's sprawling family farm in Luafen, Germany, had her parents not turned down her request for a horse. Undeterred, the then 13-year old decided to befriend the newly- born Luna and hopefully, turn her into a horse.

She started off slowly, by taking the young calf on long walks across the countryside. Once Luna seemed comfortable with that, she began taking her through more populated areas, so that Luna could get used to other humans and also, fitted her with riding equipment.

About six months into this, Regina decided to mount Luna and see how the cow would react. All went surprisingly smoothly for the first few minutes - Then, as if realizing that the girl was in for the long haul, Luna started to show signs of agitation.

Turns out that the sweet natured, loving cow has a very stubborn side to her, making the training a little trying at times. To get through the issues, Regina, called on Anne Wiltafsky, a cow trainer in Zurich, Switzerland, for some tips.

With some expert advice and a little persistence she managed to turn the lumbering Luna into an agile, sprightly horse! The two are now best of friends, spending every spare moment together - with the cow either being groomed, petted or ridden. The intelligent cow even understands command words like 'go', 'stand' and 'gallop'.

Though young Regina still hopes for a horse, she loves her unusual ride that turns heads wherever she goes. She maintains that no matter what, she and Luna will always remain best of friends, which means, that there is no slaughterhouse in this cow's future!

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  • billTuesday, October 15, 2019 at 11:25 am
    I tried to make my goat jump a fence but she went under the fence
    • Tyler Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 2:25 pm
      I want that cow becuse it is cool to jump with him and 🏃whith him and I'm respond Bill enough
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        artgirl2Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 4:45 am
        I wish I had a horse a black one cuz they r fun to ride but mom would never let me 🙁🙁😯😯
      • JAY_CowgirlThursday, April 25, 2019 at 12:41 pm
        cool i tried that with my cow staycee but she did do it she ran throw it.
        • RebelMonday, April 8, 2019 at 11:17 am
          That's so amazing maybe i will train our donkey to jump fences
          • i love horsesThursday, April 4, 2019 at 5:48 am
            that cow is just like a horse that cow is awesome
            • horseMonday, March 4, 2019 at 9:44 am
              this cow is awesome
              • hg bdsWednesday, February 27, 2019 at 9:20 am
                i love cows
                • grapeMonday, January 28, 2019 at 7:01 am
                  ya cows! go
                  • BananaMonday, January 28, 2019 at 7:00 am
                    cow rock!!!!
                    • horses 4570Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 2:31 pm
                      i love horses but a jumping cow!!!... wow!!!