Fifteen-year-old Regina Mayer really wanted a horse, but when her parents refused to comply, she decided to start riding the next best thing – a cow by the name of Luna.
Regina lives in Laufen, a tiny village in southern Germany, where the teen and her cow can often be seen moving through the countryside.
From The Daily Mail:
They started off with walks in the woods, then Regina slowly got her cow more accustomed to human contact and riding equipment.
About six months later, it was time to see how Luna would respond to a rider on her back. Regina sat in the saddle and all went as planned – at least at first.
‘She was really well behaved and walked normally,’ said blonde Regina. ‘But after a couple of metres, she wanted me to get off. You could see that she got a bit peeved.’
Luna and Regina are now best friends, spending most afternoons together once the teen – who aspires to become a nurse – comes home from school.
Apparently Luna has a stubborn streak which that it wasn’t that easy to teach her pony tricks. But the persistent teenager sought tips from a cow expert in Switzerland and eventually got Luna to “behave.”
What do you think? Is this an example of animal abuse? Or is it just bizarre? Or something else?
You can see Regina riding Luna here:
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