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Cow Dressage

Somewhere between dressage and rodeo
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I never much liked horses, cows have always been a great deal more appealing to me somehow.

It struck me that dressage riders aren't really being pushed to their limits - surely an elegant trot and canter half-pass on a thoroughbred Lipizzaner is going to be a doddle compared to doing it on a two-ton Friesian.

It would also be nice to see cowboys and cowgirls acting with their beasts rather than against them.

A canter piroutte ought to be within the reach of the average Jersey, more complex manouvers such as the croupade might be left to more agile cattle such as Corriente.

wagster, Sep 01 2009

Dressage? What's that? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dressage
It's horse riding for show-offs. [wagster, Sep 01 2009]

Camel Dressage http://www.youtube....watch?v=CnsWQ4kNG-w
Perhaps more likely [csea, Sep 01 2009]

Bull dressage (2007, CGI, fiction) http://www.youtube....watch?v=W9wh3kyMKJU
In Schweppes ad. [jutta, Sep 01 2009]

largest Fresian ever http://www.google.c...t&resnum=4&ct=image
[dentworth, Sep 02 2009]

It's a start I suppose... http://3945.org/Bla...esMongo%20small.jpg
[DrBob, Sep 02 2009]

The next generation will get it down patty. http://www.kountryl...om/gallery/8671.jpg
[2 fries shy of a happy meal, Sep 02 2009]

Percheron dressage http://www.youtube....watch?v=nqOEbp6CUMo
[normzone, Sep 02 2009]

Dog dressage (?) http://linkusblesst...6/dog-dressage.html
[normzone, Sep 02 2009]

Dict: Def. Cavalry - def http://www.thefreedictionary.com/cavalry
[Dub, Sep 02 2009]


       I always thought it would be interesting to teach a horse (or cow...) to do the dressage routine on its own, without a rider. The judges would be so confused! (In fact, any horse competition would be funny without a rider - racing, cross-country, fox hunting.)
neutrinos_shadow, Sep 01 2009

po, Sep 01 2009

       In my experience, cattle do not have the brainpower to learn any reasonable sort of choreography. A more suitable animal is the camel [link].
csea, Sep 01 2009

       Passage and Piaffe are ideal for making butter, too
Dub, Sep 01 2009

       "I Can't Believe It's Not Lipizzaner" [+]
FlyingToaster, Sep 01 2009

       //cowgirls acting with their beasts//   

skinflaps, Sep 01 2009

       I voted against, don't think its even remotely possible
dentworth, Sep 02 2009

       I voted for, don't think its even remotely possible but worth a try!
DrBob, Sep 02 2009

       I've always wanted to build a pyramid of living cows, balancing on each other's backs like cheerleaders. Cowgirls acting with their breasts! ...excellent idea[+]
xenzag, Sep 02 2009

       You did pretty well building a non-living cow.
wagster, Sep 02 2009

       //Cow dressage//   

       I'm assuming the cow would wear something in a floral pattern?   

       //Cowgirls acting with their breasts//
What, you've never seen the Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders in action?
RayfordSteele, Sep 02 2009

       I've always thought that elk had dressage potential. I have ridden bareback on a Belgian, but a dressage rider I am not.
normzone, Sep 02 2009

       Would the rider be a Bovalier?
Dub, Sep 02 2009

       I googled that word, struck out, came back here to ask you (wtf?), and figured it out looking at your anno again.   

       I have seen a photo of a girl riding a bull cross country, with a bar through his nose for a bit, but she wasn't making him do flying lead changes.
normzone, Sep 02 2009

       Brings a whole new meaning to the word "dainty". I'll give you a bun, but I'm not sure why. Must be the visuals. (doesn't jutta's link kind of bake this?)
blissmiss, Sep 02 2009

       I would think more like preheat. I think to bake something you have to do it, not just fantasize.
normzone, Sep 02 2009

       [normzone] What //Bovalier//?
I made it up. But figured along the lines that a Cavalier rides horses "Cavalry" (//French cavalerie, from Italian cavalleria, from cavaliere, cavalier, from Old Italian; see cavalier.]// Linky) and cattle are Bovine - Thus Bo-prefix
Dub, Sep 02 2009

       Yeah, I got there starting from chevalier and bovine. But you had me thinking I was about to learn something new at first.
normzone, Sep 02 2009

Dub, Sep 02 2009

       Maybe 'boefier', to use a French rather than Latin base, would be a better analogue for 'cavalier'. The Latin would be more like bovarius.
spidermother, Sep 03 2009

       <sings> This is the dawning of the age of Bovariuuuus - Bo-var-iii-uuuuuuuuusss...
egbert, Sep 03 2009

       Heh [norm], to me they are the same.
blissmiss, Sep 03 2009

       Wow, what a linkfest!   

       [jutta] - That's *exactly* what I had in mind.
wagster, Sep 03 2009

       Cavalier [French, horseman, from Old Italian cavaliere, from Late Latin caballrius, from Latin caballus, horse.] is a mounted soldier or a knight.   

       Chevalier [Middle English chevaler, from Old French chevalier, from Late Latin caballrius, horseman; see cavalier.] means horseman but when used as a title it is equivalent to a knight.   

       I have enough experience to be a horseman, but I have not been knighted. I don't speak any french either.   

       There must be french equestrian equivalent term(s) for cowboy, rider, hacker, trail rider, etc.
normzone, Sep 03 2009

       I like your Canage link.
[wags] B...But... that's bull!
Dub, Sep 04 2009

       + oh yeah.
xandram, Sep 07 2009

       *feeling cow-ardly she changes her vote, It's moooot afterall.*
dentworth, Sep 07 2009


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