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    Default Meet Hettie the Cow. She Thinks She is a Horse.

    Looks like cows like to drive.

    http://youtu.be/-TwI7eK3-SQ
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    Hilarious! Couldn't understand too much of what the fellow was saying,even though it appeared he ewas speaking English.
    What's wrong with you?? Your cheese done slid off its cracker?!?!



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    I love that they love her so much that they are doing that with her. Seems like a very sweet guy. Cute cow~!



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    Typically, cows are used as draft animals using a yoke. I wonder how he gets that harness to work? Some day, I'm going to train a couple of our Dexters as oxen.



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    LOL!
    I am going to force my Hackney "I-used-to-Drive" Pony to watch and shame him into reconsidering!
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    When people didn't have to do something in a hurry, they used oxen as draft animals.

    We have oxen shoes around somewhere, used just like for horses, so they would not get sore feet when working on hard ground or for long distances.

    I wonder if they shoe her?

    Here is a shod oxen, but this is a modern shoe, ours were just two plain, separate half moons, with three or four holes.
    That must be some huge steer:

    http://www.whinny.org/whinny/vthorse...enshoe2005.jpg



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    I loved that she was even wearing boots.



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    Quote Originally Posted by oliverreed View Post
    Hilarious! Couldn't understand too much of what the fellow was saying,even though it appeared he ewas speaking English.
    Separated by a common language? I think it is a thick Scottish accent.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Hippolyta View Post
    Separated by a common language? I think it is a thick Scottish accent.
    Meh, I'm think it's Dutch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluey View Post
    Here is a shod oxen, but this is a modern shoe, ours were just two plain, separate half moons, with three or four holes.
    That must be some huge steer:

    http://www.whinny.org/whinny/vthorse...enshoe2005.jpg
    Thanks for posting that! I had never seen shoes for cloven hooves before.
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    I don't think a bit is the best thing to use. Perhaps a hackamore or sidepull would be a better choice.
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    So cattle have the same gap between incisors and molars that horses do? That's why they can wear a bit?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mvp View Post
    So cattle have the same gap between incisors and molars that horses do? That's why they can wear a bit?
    http://www.vivo.colostate.edu/hbooks...c/cowpage.html



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    I was thinking more of the mess when they hack up some cud to chew.
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