Sabine then says with a laugh, “Frankly, I didn’t make anything up!” She is used to these reactions, since in each of her outings, Aston provokes the same surprise, she is a local celebrity.
Sabine adds matter-of-factly: “Look at all the people in the world who ride animals like ostriches, camels, elephants…”
As soon as his muzzle appears, this unique bull is an eye-catcher in this region of the Meuse.
And much further, because “Aston is known even in Japan!”, says the woman, thanks to the social networks, managed by her husband, Yannick Kirschhoffer.
He is in charge of giving the greatest possible echo to the exploits of Aston, which has 62,000 subscribers on TikTok, 90,000 on YouTube and almost the same number on Facebook.
However, Sabine and Aston’s story was rather bittersweet. It begins with a duel, that of Sabine’s competition horse, emeritus jockey. “Every rider in his life has a special relationship with a horse. When mine died, I never wanted to hear about horses again.“.
At the time, Sabine was living in Luxembourg, in a building next to a farm. As the days passed, she watched the cattle and came up with the idea of contacting the farmer “to get back in touch with the large animals.”
“I still had difficulties with the horses, I missed the contact. So I went down to the farm and saw a cow that seemed more interested than the others. I started brushing it. I saw that he was intelligent, that he was learning to give his paw, to say hello and to respond to his name.“.
Sabine was delighted with her new friend, so when the cow gave birth to Aston, a male calf, she bought them both.
“For me, it was the beginning of hell.” In the rush, Sabine had to find a place to keep the cattle. “They told me that she was completely crazy and it is true that she did not know anything about it.”