My son wanted to learn to use a lasso, so I built us a Steve the Steer to play with. I have no desire to rope a live animal, this is just something fun to fiddle with in the backyard.
I was cleaning out the garage when I realized I had the parts on hand to make a dummy. The head was a scrap of 6×6 that I sculpted with a SawZall, bandsaw, and sanders. The horns were Hoppium IPA. The yellow strap on the head is a bit of climbing webbing, used to stabilize the horns. The body and legs are just 2×4, but I ran out, so he only has a single leg in the back. The next step is to add skis so one of us can drag him around while others try to catch him.