Sometimes parents have to say no to their kids.  That was the case for Regina Mayer's parents when they told her daughter they couldn't buy her a horse.  So what did this German teenager do?  Rode her cow Luna.  Of course!

Hours of training, and tons of treats, cajoling and caresses later, the results are impressive: not only do the two regularly go on long rides through the southern German countryside, they do jumps over a makeshift hurdle of beer crates and painted logs.

"She thinks she's a horse," the golden-haired Mayer joked on a recent sunny afternoon as she sat atop the impassive brown-and-white, grass-munching cow.

It all started about two years ago, shortly after Luna was born on the Mayers' sprawling farm in the hamlet of Laufen, just minutes from the Austrian border.

via Horse dreams dashed, German teen turns to cow Luna - Yahoo! News.