Monday, 25 April 2011

Halter training

The main jobs on the list today were toenails and topknot trimming for the weanlings and the big boys followed by a spot of halter training which has been slipping somewhat this year.

I always find it fascinating how different the youngsters are, some take to the halters like ducks to water whilst other react in completely the opposite way.

Today's gold star goes to Pearson who was great and happily walked round the field only stopping briefly for a call of nature (which about half of them found the need to do!).  Here is the golden boys posing nicely for the camera. 
Ochre was also a good boy, he is another of our Golden Guinea cria from 2010.  Both his daughters did very well too, it must be something to do with there laid back nature.

Rory (below) happily stood for his picture to be taken and with a little encouragement wasn't too bad, but he needs a bit more work yet.

As for Wynfor, well where do I start.  Firstly the head collar was that heavy he couldn't lift his head up, then he was exhausted and needed to fall to the ground....

Eventually with a lot of persuasion and pushing and pulling we did get a little forward momentum, which is more than can can said for Frejya!!

Hopefully they will all get there in the end.


Rosemary said...

Looks like you are doing far better than I am with young Barnaby - the mere sight of the halter turns him into a trembling jelly!

Anonymous said...

Good old Pearson.....what a star and doesn't he look proud.

Zanzibah Alpacas said...

Its always nice to be able to have a willing alpaca.....funny how some just either sulk, sit or try to fight it off !......keep up the good work....the youngsters are looking lovely.......Jayne

Cotswold Vale Alpacas said...

Looks like you are doing a good job, great photos. We are also a bit slow with out babies this year, and need to get on with training.

We like to get them settled in the weaning paddock before we start, but they have been weaned for 2 months now!! and we need to put the girls back with the main herd and hopefully we have sold several of the boys, so they need to be trained ready for their new homes (fingers crossed) not that I dont love them, but sadly we cant keep them all.


A Mini Beginning said...

Looks like alot of work! Good luck! They are all beautiful!!!!