Thursday 1 March 2012

Rewards for halter training

It has been another lovely springlike day today, the alpacas have been enjoying the sun on their backs, in fact there has been a fair bit of sunbathing going on in the girls field.

Quite a few of the girls are now starting to look rather pregnant and it has to be said that some of them are starting to get rather stroppy.  The jury is out on the status of Kate's pregnancy, she is the girl who was very ill last year and we thought we were going to loose.

I have done a spot more halter training today with Nadia and Piccolina.  Piccolina was one of the last to be weaned and hadn't been on the halter until today.  I had planned to take Nadia and Piccolina down our rather long drive  if they walked ok.

As a bit of a bribe I decided to Minimus with us, as he's been in the shed for a while now I thought he'd appreciate a bit of nice grass.  My little thank you to him for his assistance with halter training!

The two weanling were very well behaved, Nadia walked perfectly and Piccolina really surprised me by walking like a pro.  Here she is with Minimus, her half brother who she loves dearly.
Nadia too was a very good girl, she's been on the halter a few times now though so she knows what to do. 
As the days are getting longer now I have more time to get my outside jobs done.  I was actually out bright and early this morning in the light which was nice for a change and it was gone 6 before it was dark again tonight which is great.


Zanzibah Alpacas said...

Looks like you have got the hang of the halter training !...Jayne

Unknown said...

Lovely...not only haltered trained but posing for camera too!

Rosemary said...

Sun was out here as well!
Your halter training is going much better than mine!