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Look - A Real Live Sitting Bull
Louie Thurman has taught his Brahman bull "J.R." to sit on cornmand, a feat which may make "J.R." the first ever real live sitting bull!
Thurman, of Granbury, Texas, has also taught his 925 lb. Brahman to respond to voice commands, such as "come here" and "whoa." The big animal will also climb up onto a small stool much like an elephant at a circus.
Since J.R. is still only 5 years old, Thurman figures his acrobatic bull still has plenty of time to learn even more tricks to amaze friends and neighbors.
Thurman, a rural insurance agent, has also worked through the years as a rodeo clown. He says that in all his years in the rodeo, he has never heard of a sitting bull.
"Bulls are difficult to train because they don't remember anything very long. Also, Brahmans are just plain ornery and don't generally like anybody at all," says Thurman.
For more details, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Louie Thurman, Granbury, Tex. 76048 (ph 817 326-4853).

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