As I am on Dial up, putting in or watching video’s on others sites are not really possable, so it will be photos.. so first we did a grow out photo of Girl my combo milk cow/large draft cow to be.So she got her feet picked up, her full body brushing, her all over touching, and a number of quiet touches on her udder area.. this little ladies temperment is to die for.. she is so willing to learn and work and so calm when in her halter, an so much more hoppy and kickin when not.
So I don’t have proper leather traces yet, I have a set with nylon but didn’t feel the need to be so formal today, I just wanted to work on the basic’s, so I grabbed a full size peice of hay twine and made a line of traces out of it.
- Be tethered out on a tie down
- Walk on: Move out in front of me in a straight line
- Stand-Stay where I woo you, even if I am walking around you.
- Back-Go back in a straight line
- Right and Left turns
As anyone who has trained a horse can see, I am using straight basic training on her, pull out to the side that I want her to turn on, put line pressure on the side I need to move in.
She is really starting to get the hang of this, and It was lot of fun out working her around the pasture, I felt for her, we had done a good amount of work before I was able to snag DH to take pictures.
Cheers from Girl
I am making this a homestead Barn Hop Post.