is it possible to train a cow to be ridden?

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  1. Mac in Wisco

    Mac in Wisco Antagonist

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    Quote:Steers are castrated males. Left intact they grow into bulls.
     
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  3. dewey

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    Quote:As Tex Earnhardt would say, "That ain't no bull!" [​IMG]
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  4. hollymh

    hollymh *A Scrambled Egg*

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    They have caribou here and we ride them, extramly uncomfortable but I would think it would be no different then a cow!
     
  5. Sierra pachie bars

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    My mom used to ride her cows growing up. She always wanted horses. Lol
     
  6. classicsredone

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    My grandmother would tell you that yes, it is possible. Not the easiest or most comfortable thing, though. If I remember right, either her or one of her sisters ended up with a broken arm, but every summer they'd ride their grandparents cows.
     
  7. PrinceSandwich

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    Quote:How did you train him? And how long did it take?
     
  8. dewey

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    Quote:Sure, and I think that'd you'd have lots of fun.
     
  9. mississippifarmboy

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    Quote:How did you train him? And how long did it take?

    I bottle raised him, started leaning on his back when he was around a year old, slowly worked up to putting a bag of feed on his back and leading him around. I was more a matter him of figuring out what I wanted I think. He just looked at me like "what now?" the first time I got on him. He was a gentle giant. I think I've got some pictures somewhere when he was a calf and grown.
     
  10. 2pinkmom

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    Primier Longhorns was the site I was trying to remember. He posts on another message board I belong to. There is also a woman on that board who skiis behind her team of oxen. She once posted a link to a YouTube video of her that was taken by some college kids. (she's near Lowell, ma). The drunken frat boy commentary about a woman skiing down the sidewalk pulled by "some baby cows or something" was priceless.

    IIRC cows actually have an advantage over horses in muddy conditions because of their hoof shape. It spreads as they put it down, and narrows as they pull it up. They don't sink in as far as a horse.
     

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