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- August 11, 2008 at 8:37 pm #39726Neil DimmockParticipant
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxSeptember 1, 2008 at 8:13 pm #47183bivolParticipant
that’s fun, i’d like to ride an ow too. but, fun aside, riding a steer could have advantages over riding horses in mounted police. cattle are calmer when exposed to stress, are cheaper, and a horned ox is more intimidating than a horse. cattle can defend themselves with horns.
i think the only reason for using horses in mounted police is pride.September 3, 2008 at 3:53 am #47181TinaYParticipant
I can’t wait until I can have my riding steer. Between that and the Percherons, we’ll be like a circus (freak show?) when we go riding at the state parks! Unfortunately, my husband says I can’t get oxen until we move to our own place (we live in town now and keep our horses at my parents’). I tell him I could be packed in 6 hours, so what are we waiting for?!?!
Soon, soon!September 5, 2008 at 6:44 pm #47182Neil DimmockParticipant
Just becareful of what you wish for!! You just might get it!!! All the best I hope it works for you soon
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