There are five steps to teaching a cow any trick.
The first of these is to plan out how you are going to teach the trick.
We need to figure out exactly what it is we hope to teach, whether it is standing on a pedestal, riding, or showing. All of these are tricks to the cattle. Humans are the only ones who might classify them separately.
Once we know the end goal we can break the steps to reaching it down into as small of pieces possible. The easier each goal is to reach the less frustrated you AND your cow will be trying to accomplish it.
Knowing what your next step is going to be as you work through the training process helps keep you moving forward without confusion. Always have a plan.