Would you believe that a good cuddle with a cow could cure your anxiety? If dieting, yoga, meditation, and deep breathing aren’t boosting your mental health, you may want to consider having a snuggle with one of these massive farm animals!
Calming Capabilities Of Creatures
In times of distress, interacting with animals can be a great way to soothe the psyche. Creatures like cats, goats, bunnies, and dogs have all been incorporated into practices such as yoga, classroom and business environments, and more. But why are animals so impactful on our mental health?
By nature, most animals are highly empathetic and intuitive to our emotional states. Many pet owners can vouch for their cat or dog’s ability to seemingly detect when they’re emotionally imbalanced! However, most people likely can’t imagine that a cow is capable of this too.
The Perks Of Cow-Cuddles
In upstate New York, the cuddling capabilities of cows haven’t gone unnoticed. At Mountain Horse Farm, you can pay for a ‘Horse & Cow Experience’ which allows you to get up close and personal with these huge farm pets! But are you still skeptical of a cow’s ability to boost your mood?
According to Mountain Horse Farm, these sessions “can bring relaxation, healing, awareness about your body language, comfort, mindfulness, build assertiveness, help with overcoming fear, build confidence, lets you be playful and teaches you to set boundaries.” In other words, cow cuddles can kick anxiety, doubt, and depression to the curb! Now, how can you get your arms around one of these fuzzy creatures?
Getting Your Own Snuggle-Session
The price for these amazing snuggle-sessions is $300 for 90-minutes with the farm’s incredibly friendly cows and horses. If you’d like to skip out on the horses, $75 gets you an hour with just the cows. Luckily, you aren’t limited to snuggles when it comes to these energetic animals.
While cuddling may relieve tension, playing with these puppy-like creatures is just as special! If you’re scared to snuggle up at first, simply petting these soft animals also fights stress. And brushing their shiny, warm coats can be relaxing as well! It seems there isn’t much that cows can’t do to quell your anxiety. Are you on your way to New York yet?