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slight
Apr. 5, 2011, 09:03 AM
Seriously! On the internet this morning; a young girl in Germany on her jumping cow "Luna."

What a hoot!

MHM
Apr. 5, 2011, 10:01 AM
I read that story, but I didn't see any pictures or video. Where's the photographic evidence? :lol:

KingoftheRoad
Apr. 5, 2011, 10:16 AM
Right here - good lord:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110405/ap_on_re_eu/eu_germany_jumping_cow;_ylt=Ah8l19WKMt0alK5Gs8zrAc wDW7oF;_ylu=X3oDMTJzNG9taXZsBGFzc2V0A2FwLzIwMTEwND A1L2V1X2dlcm1hbnlfanVtcGluZ19jb3cEcG9zAzEzBHNlYwN5 bl9hcnRpY2xlX3N1bW1hcnlfbGlzdARzbGsDaG9yc2VkcmVhbX Nk

lovemyoldguy
Apr. 5, 2011, 10:20 AM
I just saw this on People.com:

http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20479330,00.html

There's a photo of the cow, mid-jump, and I swear it's wearing splint boots.

MHM
Apr. 5, 2011, 10:55 AM
Thanks!

The internet is a funny thing. Suddenly Luna is very famous! :lol:

Calena
Apr. 5, 2011, 11:19 AM
I was reading this on msnbc and had to come over here to see what you all had to say. This is a cute story and props to the girl. Yes, the cow has her splint boots on, the girl has her helmet, but the saddle looks more like a dressage saddle to me.

http://photoblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/04/05/6410491-the-cow-jumped-over-the

This young lady really wants a horse, she's one of us :lol:. And per what people are saying in the comments, cows are quite the jumpers!

jenbrin
Apr. 5, 2011, 11:24 AM
http://photoblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/04/05/6410491-the-cow-jumped-over-the


Here is more of the story!! Very cute.

MHM
Apr. 5, 2011, 11:30 AM
but the saddle looks more like a dressage saddle to me.

http://photoblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/04/05/6410491-the-cow-jumped-over-the

That brings up the next question- how do you find a saddle and girth that fit a cow?!?

It also makes you re-think the meaning of saying a horse "jumps like a cow." :lol:

MHM
Apr. 5, 2011, 11:33 AM
http://photoblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/04/05/6410491-the-cow-jumped-over-the


Here is more of the story!! Very cute.

The top picture- :eek:

jconnors
Apr. 5, 2011, 11:55 AM
Her saddle appeared to be tree-less and also had a crouper on which I thought was cute. She does need to keep her eyes up over the fences though.

horsepoor
Apr. 5, 2011, 12:35 PM
We need to convince her to send a photo in for a GM critique.:eek::lol:

Old Fashioned
Apr. 5, 2011, 12:36 PM
I love that she uses boots on the cows front legs. I want a jumping cow.

DMK
Apr. 5, 2011, 02:21 PM
you know, now we are going to be beat by Germans riding cows...

slight
Apr. 5, 2011, 02:56 PM
I think the kid is amazing for training this cow and having the gumption to go out and do what she loves.
I hope some kind German horsey person sends her a horse (although she admits to loving Luna).

The boots made me laugh too - all very correct!

Adorable - and rather humbling!!

headsupheelsdown
Apr. 5, 2011, 03:05 PM
OK, guys, who will offer to start a collection to get this girl a horse?

Does anyone here know someone that works at a shipping company? Can they donate a shipping for free for the publicity??

There has to be an open spot on those horse transport containers for the trip back, considering all the horses that come from Europe here!

The family apparently owns a farm... so they have the room...

It would be one lucky pony!

MHM
Apr. 5, 2011, 03:07 PM
Adorable - and rather humbling!!

Right?

What excuse is there for those of us who actually have the right species for our activity? It's like watching the videos of the dressage camels doing tempi lead changes! :lol:

MHM
Apr. 5, 2011, 03:11 PM
OK, guys, who will offer to start a collection to get this girl a horse?

Does anyone here know someone that works at a shipping company? Can they donate a shipping for free for the publicity??

There has to be an open spot on those horse transport containers for the trip back, considering all the horses that come from Europe here!

Wouldn't it make more sense to buy her a horse that's already in Europe? Preferably in Germany?

headsupheelsdown
Apr. 5, 2011, 03:37 PM
Good idea!

showjumpers66
Apr. 5, 2011, 04:24 PM
Exactly my thought! I am game, although I agree that it would be better to find one already there. Wouldn't take much if 250 people each sent in $20.


OK, guys, who will offer to start a collection to get this girl a horse?

MHM
Apr. 5, 2011, 04:45 PM
How far is she from Paul Schockemohle? He must have at least one he's tired of feeding! :lol:

Old Fashioned
Apr. 5, 2011, 07:34 PM
I'd be one to chip in. Any girl who can do that deserves a horse.

Beethoven
Apr. 5, 2011, 07:38 PM
it hadn't yet made news everywhere.

Here is her youtube channel:
http://www.youtube.com/user/Lunschen1

War Admiral
Apr. 5, 2011, 07:47 PM
I'd be one to chip in. Any girl who can do that deserves a horse.

This.

doublesstable
Apr. 5, 2011, 08:35 PM
I love that she uses boots on the cows front legs. I want a jumping cow.

:lol: I noticed that too!

I know if my parents didn't get me a horse I would have been just like this girl. I actually put blankets and ropes on the wall in the back yard until I DID get that horse!

The story is cute.

AND yes to chipping in!! :lol:

ponyjumper525
Apr. 5, 2011, 11:48 PM
That's my friend's cousin!

MHM
Apr. 6, 2011, 08:19 AM
She was just shown in the 8:00 news segment of the Today show!

There was a very brief video clip of her trotting a little jump.

SnicklefritzG
Apr. 7, 2011, 12:41 AM
I too would chip in. I remember getting together with a friend when we were about 8 or so and trying to catch a cow and saddle it. Needless to say it was a major fail. Kudos to anyone who can do as much as this girl did.

trilogy
Apr. 7, 2011, 12:52 AM
Can cows get Shin splints? good thing she's wearing boots

horsepoor
Apr. 7, 2011, 01:54 AM
Can cows get Shin splints? good thing she's wearing boots

Someone needs to get a hold of Sara Stetner and ask her.:lol:

Thoroughbred1201
Apr. 7, 2011, 11:45 AM
Someone needs to get a hold of Sara Stetner and ask her.:lol:

I was thinking the same thing! I just watched her 'hand gallop' video, and Rowdy's boots were on the front and tight. Must have been made right after the 'shin slpint boots' video. LOL.

Spartacus
Apr. 8, 2011, 01:11 AM
Seriously, is there a video of camels doing tempi changes?!

CaliZ
Apr. 8, 2011, 02:18 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnsWQ4kNG-w&feature=player_embedded#

Enjoy!!!