Blizzard's halter trainingRSS feed

Posted: Saturday 20 November, 2010

by Rosemary at 6:05pm in Cattle Comments closed

I spent some quality time with Blizzard today. She's much less sociable than Breeze, who had a good brush this morning.

The byre is quite small, so she can't go far or fast, so I walked around beside her today, keeping a hand on her - hoping that I could out-persist her! Eventually, she stood still and I brushed her too. After this, I was able to catch up her halter rope and put a bit of pressure on her. If she moved away, I let her drift but kept hold of the rope, keeping up some tension. If she stopped and looked at me, I let the rope go slack. Finally, I asked her to follow me and she did for a few steps quite calmly.

We're making some progress and we'll get there in the end!

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