No, but I have milked goats. Same thing only smaller.
I had neighbors that raised dairy goats and it was so fun to milk and help with bottle feeding babies. I have also cleaned a horses penis sheath…luckily he was a mellow horse, a lot of horses do not want anyone pulling back their foreskin to clean out the debris. lol
A lot of people don;t know that geldings as well as stallions need their sheaths periodically cleaned. They pick up all sorts of irritants and an irritated penis is, well…unhappy. haha
Yup, by hand also helped in miking barn with vacuum operated milking system. Brought up in suburban Los Angeles (visited a relative with a herd of cows where I learned to milk) and milking barn was much later in Vermont.
I was close enough to try it on my uncle’s modest Vermont dairy farm when I was about 8 or 9, and my cousin tried to get me to do it, but I was scared to touch the underside of the cow. I wasn’t a city girl, exactly, but definitely suburban.
It’s easy if you know the technique. You don’t pull. You wrap your hand around your lady and then you squeeze with the forefinger, then the second finger, then the third finger and then the pinky finger. It’s a top to bottom thing that gets the milk going. Just be careful. It stings a little for them at first and they are big and can hurt you with their bulk.
No, but it’s on my bucket list. Ever since I was in Kindergarten, in 1969, and they brought a cow to our school and my teacher got the opportunity to milk the cow, I’ve wanted to do it. I think cows are lovely, sweet creatures. I’ve seen them milk cows at our county fair, but I haven’t had the opportunity to try it myself.