I have two horses that are said to be afraid of cows. I know for a fact the Paint is, because he actually hurt himself trying to get away from three SMALL CALVES in the pen next to him.
The other horse I'm not sure of, but nonetheless.. How can I get them accustomed to cows without endangering myself and them? Like I said, Riot, my Paint, has already hurt himself once trying to climb a round pen to get away from three baby calves in the pen next to him. Sliced his front left left up pretty bad. (It's healed now. No lameness issues, just trust issues.)
I don't have open access to cows without taking the horses somewhere else, but I'm weary of that because around here, people like to use the "beat and push into submission" method of training, where they pretty much FORCE the horses into a scenario that scares them, but make them stay there until they quit freaking out. I personally don't like this method and want my horses to stay far away from that attitude of "training".