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Good lesson for the boys

Post by JW IN VA » Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:10 am

We had the vet out yesterday doing preg checks. I was telling my grandsons about keeping away from a cow's head when she's in the head catch and how badly they can hurt you.
I always try to stand with my upper body tilted back when tagging or when putting a halter on to pull their head up.

We had one older cow that didn't calve and was only 2-3 months bred.I wanted to check her teeth and,as I was putting the halter rope on her head, a moment's lapse in judgement got me a face full of cow.Only hit on the upper front below the nose but caused me to spit a little blood a couple of times.About what a weak fist to the mouth might feel like.No broken teeth or nose but a good reminder and a first hand lesson for the boys.


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Re: Good lesson for the boys

Post by TennesseeTuxedo » Sat Jul 18, 2020 12:33 pm

Accidents happen fast. Glad it wasn’t worse.
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Re: Good lesson for the boys

Post by SBMF 2015 » Sat Jul 18, 2020 1:26 pm

Those old cows that have played the game before will bait you in, then lunge at the last second and whack! Used to nose a lot of cows for the vet. Always tried to keep them at arms length, but I've had by bell wrung a time or two.
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Re: Good lesson for the boys

Post by JW IN VA » Sat Jul 18, 2020 3:59 pm

Forty years ago when I was still "ten feet tall and bulletproof",I used to catch them in the nose and pull them up.

Cows must be getting stronger than they used to be.I mostly use a rope halter now.
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Re: Good lesson for the boys

Post by Nesikep » Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:27 pm

It's good to lead by example, even if it's not a good one :P
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Post by JW IN VA » Sun Jul 19, 2020 4:15 pm

Rather it was me than them.
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Re: Good lesson for the boys

Post by Brute 23 » Sun Jul 19, 2020 8:58 pm

JW IN VA wrote:
Sat Jul 18, 2020 3:59 pm
Forty years ago when I was still "ten feet tall and bulletproof",I used to catch them in the nose and pull them up.

Cows must be getting stronger than they used to be.I mostly use a rope halter now.
I was about to ask why the halter to check teeth :lol: :oops:
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Re: Good lesson for the boys

Post by durven » Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:04 am

I mostly use a rope halter now.

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