INVERCARGILL, New Zealand: An 18-year-old in New Zealand has trained her cow to jump after she was denied her own riding horse as a girl.
Hannah Simpson shared video of her 7-year-old Brown Swiss cow Lilac leaping over a large tree root on her family’s farm.
Simpson’s bond with Lilac began when she was 11 years old and her brother suggested she ride the six-month-old calf after her parents would not give her a horse, she told the New Zealand Herald.
“I’ve always loved adventure and stuff like that. I wanted a horse and I couldn’t have one,” Simpson said. “We just jumped on and away we went, there was no training. And she’s got better the more I ride her.”
Simpson attempted to ride other cows but all except for Lilac and one other cow bucked her off their backs.
Now Lilac can jump over obstacles about four feet high, including fallen trees, but only when she’s in the mood, according to the Guardian.