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Ink Blot!

Texas Longhorn Cattle

Overall satisfaction

5/5

Acquired: Bred animal myself

Gender: Male

Appearance

5/5

Temperament

5/5

Health

5/5

Growth rate

3/5

Tolerance for heat

4/5

Tolerance for cold

3/5

Calving ease

N/A

Ink Blot! The Texas Longhorn.

By

Virginia, United States

Posted Aug 01, 2012


We
like to train our steers to be like horses! This not only helps the
farm with chores, but makes them a lot of fun with which to to
work...and play! The top three “fun” things to do with a Riding
Steer:


  1. Go Trail Riding with your “horse” friends
    and give their horses “Horn Envy”
  2. Enter
    parades and make the kiddies laugh!
  3. Teach
    them to pull a carriage and go for a slow, Sunday drive.



A
steer's disposition is often a highly inheritable trait. It usually
comes from the mother, as to how much aptitude they have for
training. We always breed with this goal in mind. All of our steer
have, at minimum, the aptitude to carry riders. Because of this, they
pass it on to their calves.

There
is a very brief window of opportunity during calf-hood, when a
steer's young mind can be easily molded, so Ink Blot began to train
very early. He began training before he was weaned, and has proven a
great student. He is a “standout” in any crowd, due to his
coloring, sweet nature, and joy of riding.

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