Those of us who grew up on farms know spending time with cows and many other farm animals contributes to overall wellness. Well, people in New York City have realized that and are now paying $300 to spend 90 minutes cuddling, brushing and playing with cows.
According to a story from Metro US, cow cuddling is “just what it sounds like.” Basically, people are paying to pet cows, brush them and love on them.
“Sessions tend to be monitored and facilitated by a licensed counselor and an equine specialist,” they wrote.
One facility that offers this experience is Mountain Horse Farm which calls itself a “wellness retreat” and specializes in therapy using horses.
“Cows have a body temperature that is slightly higher than humans and their heart rate is lower than ours,” their website states. “Cuddling up with a cow, feeling that lower heart rate and higher body temperature, is very relaxing.”
Well, that explains all those afternoon naps propped up against your cow in the show barn. Still, there are probably are better ways to spend $300.