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  • Jumping Cow

    Seriously! On the internet this morning; a young girl in Germany on her jumping cow "Luna."

    What a hoot!

  • #2
    I read that story, but I didn't see any pictures or video. Where's the photographic evidence?


    • #3
      Right here - good lord:



      • #4
        I just saw this on People.com:


        There's a photo of the cow, mid-jump, and I swear it's wearing splint boots.
        In memory of Rebuff (1974-2009)

        Rest in peace, my sweet man


        • #5

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


          • #6
            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.


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


            • #7

              Here is more of the story!! Very cute.


              • #8
                Originally posted by Calena View Post
                but the saddle looks more like a dressage saddle to me.

                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."


                • #9
                  Originally posted by jenbrin View Post

                  Here is more of the story!! Very cute.
                  The top picture-


                  • #10
                    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.


                    • #11
                      We need to convince her to send a photo in for a GM critique.


                      • #12
                        I love that she uses boots on the cows front legs. I want a jumping cow.
                        Camels spit, Mary, camels - Catherine Haddad "Dressage Critic


                        • #13
                          you know, now we are going to be beat by Germans riding cows...
                          Your crazy is showing. You might want to tuck that back in.


                          • Original Poster

                            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!!


                            • #15
                              Dear Heavens-- let's get a collection going

                              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!


                              • #16
                                Originally posted by slight View Post
                                Adorable - and rather humbling!!

                                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!


                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by headsupheelsdown View Post
                                  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?


                                  • #18
                                    Good idea!


                                    • #19
                                      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.

                                      Originally posted by headsupheelsdown View Post
                                      OK, guys, who will offer to start a collection to get this girl a horse?


                                      • #20
                                        How far is she from Paul Schockemohle? He must have at least one he's tired of feeding!