My trainer has been dying to get a cow for years. We all learn to rope, and some of us girls have started team penning down the street. Roxy's previous owner took her around cows once, but it wasn't really the woman's thing so she didn't know what she was doing. She did say that Roxy appeared to really like them though.
Often when the girls go out together, Roxy cuts Dolly all on her own. It's so much fun to watch them, because you can really see what they are telling each other. Roxy is so pushy, she shifts her weight, and Dolly will move away. Roxy will get her running, and then direct Dolly on where to go. It's absolutely hilarious.
Sometimes when no one is at the ranch, I'll turn Dolly out in the arena while I ride Roxy. Often we go 'play' with Dolly by moving her. Sometimes Dolly loves it more then Roxy, and if I ask Roxy to actually work she comes running up beside us begging Roxy to join her.
The weather has been pretty raining, and I was sick so I wasn't going out much. I turned out my girls together, and Roxy was herding Dolly for literally 10 minutes.
We seriously need a cow. Do you have any cows on your horse property/boarding stable? Have you taken your horses around cows?