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        11-12-2012, 12:09 AM
      #31
    Yearling
    The most non participating cows I ever saw were on a cattle station I worked on in the Northern Territory, there were between 60,000 to 90,000 of them so they were anything but angles. If they didn’t participate they were thrown, tied up and dragged into a truck. They sure learned to “participate” after that, or get even sneakier and evade the helicopters and all of us on horses. .
         
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        11-12-2012, 12:11 AM
      #32
    Trained
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    Originally Posted by AnrewPL    
    The most non participating cows I ever saw were on a cattle station I worked on in the Northern Territory, there were between 60,000 to 90,000 of them so they were anything but angles. If they didn’t participate they were thrown, tied up and dragged into a truck. They sure learned to “participate” after that, or get even sneakier and evade the helicopters and all of us on horses. .
    Exactly my point....
         
        11-12-2012, 08:46 AM
      #33
    Trained
    LOL! I guess it depends on who is more determined, the cow or the human. In this case, the cow had access to many acres of thick woods. She darted in and out. All I had at the time to work with was an old mare that started to get over heated. I was working alone on this roundup thing. Then there was the problem of the neighbor's cows. He was not willing to allow me to continue to chase his cows into exhaustion. This cow was as wild as a deer and she just wasn't worth the effort. We didn't have access to a helicopter and I don't think that you can fly them through the woods anyway.

    Catching cows in Georgia woods all by yourself with one very old horse is most likely very different than catching cows on the open plains with herds of horses and people and helicopters.

    We try to train ours to come to feed. If they don't, then there is a problem.
         
        11-13-2012, 01:42 AM
      #34
    Yearling
    Hmmm.... our horses and cows get along very well. They even hang out together sometimes. My mare likes to play with the babies even. She trots after them and the baby calf does a funny bucking jumping thing and runs after her. It's really cute. We have almost 50 acres though. Smaller areas seem to have more trouble with barbed wire, I agree. We have never had them get out or even try. They are comfortable in their field and they stay there!
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        11-15-2012, 03:15 AM
      #35
    Yearling
    On a side not, a friend of mine had a horse that was TERRIFIED of goats, lol... She had a bad day at the rodeo when they substituted the calves with goats, lol...
         

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