My partners cattle are freaking me out

Shaunie

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Scotland
I'm not afraid they'll hurt me, but because I'm 5ft 2 they're massive compared to me. They seem friendly cows but their scary as they are aggressive and run at me. My partner isn't afraid of them though, but for some reason I am? Does that make me a person who freaks out at everything? We have sheep,horses and pigs but I aren't afraid of them, I could be with them every second of the day if I could
 

Blaithin

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Alberta
Lots of people not familiar with cattle are intimidated by them.

Take a chair and a book and sit on the other side of the fence and hang out with them (easier to do in summer :ROFLMAO:)

Hang out on the other side of the fence and offer little treats or scratches. Ask your partner to bring a quiet one out of to a herd for you to hang out with one on one for a little bit every day. One is less intimidating than a bouncing herd. Get used to directing the one in your personal space. Don’t let it push you around to get treats, have a stick with you if it makes you more comfortable. If it gets pushy a bop on the nose fixes it.

If they’re somewhere you can take a quad just drive out and park. They’ll come up and lick you and snoop.
 

Shaunie

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Scotland
Lots of people not familiar with cattle are intimidated by them.

Take a chair and a book and sit on the other side of the fence and hang out with them (easier to do in summer :ROFLMAO:)

Hang out on the other side of the fence and offer little treats or scratches. Ask your partner to bring a quiet one out of to a herd for you to hang out with one on one for a little bit every day. One is less intimidating than a bouncing herd. Get used to directing the one in your personal space. Don’t let it push you around to get treats, have a stick with you if it makes you more comfortable. If it gets pushy a bop on the nose fixes it.

If they’re somewhere you can take a quad just drive out and park. They’ll come up and lick you and snoop.
Thank you 😊
 
Location
Ceredigion
Cows and calves , store cattle , dairy , any bulls ?
I've worked with cattle all my life , quite lucky to be still alive
Most dangerous , Bulls and Cows with Calves , treat them with respect , and was told never to make a pet of a bull
If you look at accident s on farms , livestock related would be near the top
 

primmiemoo

Member
Location
Devon
The late Barbara Woodhouse would let cattle come up to the gate, and gently blow noses. Just be calm, and think yourself larger than the biggest beast and get to know them in a controlled environment before being in the field, if that's easier for you.
If you like, make it an aim to hug one, eventually, or to have one give you a cowlick because you're an ok creature 😊
 

Blaithin

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Alberta
maybe low ones some times ?:unsure: shes a country girl remember :love:
Does that mean I don’t wear heels?

I happen to love a good pair of heels but I run into two problems. 1) Heels don’t do well on gravel/uneven surfaces so I look like a flailing drunkard if I’m outside. 2) On average men are too short when I’m in flats so when I wear heels I need be in the mindset to deal with tiny Tim’s acting like puffer fish. 🐡
 

steveR

Member
Mixed Farmer
You’re better coordinated than me if you can run enough in stilettos that you start lacking air.
ROFL!!! My one daughter is pretty quick across the ground in heels, but she always looks as if she will end up on her face any moment. No.1 daughter is more a wellies/shooting boots sort of girl... MUCH quicker :)
 
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steveR

Member
Mixed Farmer
Does that mean I don’t wear heels?

I happen to love a good pair of heels but I run into two problems. 1) Heels don’t do well on gravel/uneven surfaces so I look like a flailing drunkard if I’m outside. 2) On average men are too short when I’m in flats so when I wear heels I need be in the mindset to deal with tiny Tim’s acting like puffer fish. 🐡
Possibly stop looking at average men..... 🤣
 

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