Her parents refused to get her a horse, so she tamed her cow instead

When she was 11 years old, Hannah Simpson was disappointed to hear from her parents that she will not get a horse – because horses are too expensive.

So the farm girl from New Zealand decided to move on to the next best thing – a cow.

Today, 18-year-old Hannah and her 7-year-old cow Lilac have become best friends and are also the best show on the farm.

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“Lilac was 6 months old and I was just a midget”, Hannah said. “My brother said that I wouldn’t dare jump on her, but she seemed to be okay with that, so we just kept going”.

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“I’ve always loved jumping, and I’ve always wanted to jump with horses”, Simpson said. “And Lilac always jumped and ran away from the barn when she was young so I think she loves it too. I started with small skips over logs and it’s just getting bigger and bigger”.

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Simpson tried to ride other cows but unsuccessfully. Lilac, she says, is obviously special.


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