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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 12:00 PM
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Horse dreams dashed, German teen turns to cow Luna


LAUFEN, Germany When Regina Mayer's parents dashed her hopes of getting a horse, the resourceful 15-year-old didn't sit in her room and sulk. Instead, she turned to a cow called Luna to make her riding dreams come true.

Hours of training, and tons of treats, cajoling and caresses later, the results are impressive: not only do the two regularly go on long rides through the southern German countryside, they do jumps over a makeshift hurdle of beer crates and painted logs.

"She thinks she's a horse," the golden-haired Mayer joked on a recent sunny afternoon as she sat atop the impassive brown-and-white, grass-munching cow.

It all started about two years ago, shortly after Luna was born on the Mayers' sprawling farm in the hamlet of Laufen, just minutes from the Austrian border.

http://www.ajc.com/news/nation-world/horse-dreams-dashe...
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nolabear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 12:51 PM
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1. "Cowgirl" joke in 3...2...1...
Actually those two should come to the rodeo circuit in the US. She'd be a sensation!
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Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 01:16 PM
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MiddleFingerMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 01:18 PM
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3. Something tells me we won't be seeing much of Kali anymore.
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nolabear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 01:22 PM
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4. "Udder catastrophe" joke in 3...2...1...
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geardaddy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 03:53 PM
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8. The joCOWlarity is unbearable.
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Fire Walk With Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 01:24 PM
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5. That milk shake brings all the jockeys to the yard.
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 01:29 PM
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6. Wow, that's astonishing. I didn't know cows could move like that.
:wow:

Doesn't her udder hit the jump? :hide:
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MiddleFingerMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 02:33 PM
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7. "Doesn't her udder hit the jump?"
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Poor baby... THAT would make her sCREAM!!!
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Just my 2%'s worth.
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