Friday, April 6, 2012

Playing Dead

Don't let her cute self fool you, she isn't dead, she's not even sick or injured. She is just reacting poorly to the idea of halter training.

It's always interesting how each juvi will act when we start halter training. Princess only came to our farm a few weeks ago, so I gave her time to adjust to us before putting on the halter. The first time with the halter on and she fell down, as if she was dead.

I've trained ones like this before. It can be done, it just takes a bit more time. I did get her to at least sit up cushed on the halter:

She's lucky she's a cutie:


Eliz said...

Oh my! LOL I shall have to channel your patience when I begin training Ferdi to walk on a halter.

oak haven alpacas said...

LOL that made me laugh, yes, training Ferdi will take some patience also.

Norma from Misty Haven Alpacas said...

OH, I recognize this halter training exercise! Some do so well, some can figure out ways to frustrate.
She is a cutie, for sure!
Good luck with your halter training.

Kathryn Ray said...

Hahaha. We had one that threw herself on the ground whenever I put the halter on her. I just stood there holding the lead until she realized that I was more patient than she was stubborn.

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