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I’ve Never Herd Such a Thing

Like many 15-year-old girls, Regina Mayer really wanted a horse, but her parents said no, even though they live on a farm in Laufen, Germany. So the girl has been training a substitute: a cow. “She thinks she’s a horse,” Mayer says, and sure enough, she rides the bovine frequently; “Luna” even negotiates small jumps. It took about six months of careful training before Mayer tried to get on the heifer for a ride, but now, Luna even understands commands like “gallop” and “stand.” Of course, the rider admits, “When she wants to do something she does it, when she doesn’t, she doesn’t.” Mayer’s parents may soon relent and let her get a horse, but Luna, now 2, will always be special. “She’ll stay my darling,” Regina says. (RC/AP) ...Right up until the minute they eat her.
Original Publication Date: 10 April 2011
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 17.
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