Cows mount each other when they are in heat or other cows are in heat. Good news is that heat cycles don't last longer than 24 hours. She will probably not do that again to anyone for another 28 days (unless they are giving her steroids??). When you handle 4H cows, you have to make sure they know you are not a cow. Best thing is to tell the kids not to bend over or put their backs to the cows and carry a stick. A short stick will do it. One smack on the sensitive nose if they invade your personal space. Buggy whip would work, but you have to be a bit animated with cows, so you're likely to scare the horses off, too.
I was thinking about taking a whip in with me, not sure how effective it will be but Im gonna try it. Anything is better than nothing. I wont pay them any attention either. Shes supposed to go in the freezer, that was the plan when they were first brought there anyway. Who knows what the plan is now.
Can you take a buggy whip or plastic shovel to whap the cow? Its the whole extend-a-arm program & maybe teach her to mind her manors. Its a good thing you didn't get hurt & it is a great way for the cow to find herself in the freezer.
Todays adventure was having a slight accumulation of snow with with the rain that was coming down all day.