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Mulberry Alpacas Sunday, 15 January, 2012  

Halter Training

Jo
Jo training one of our Cria

At Mulberry Alpacas we have learned the hard way about halter training – by trial and error! We have documented our learning curve and are now always very keen to pass on the lessons to our purchasers. All animals sold out of our farm have been handled using the TTeam handling philosophy and are comprehensively halter trained.

Halter

A classic error in haltering alpacas is to misunderstand the make up of the facial structure and thus to end up with a badly fitted halter. This understandably makes the alpaca uncomfortable and nervous and renders him difficult to manage. At Mulberry Alpacas, we sell halters designed and recommended by Marty McGee Bennett, the world’s leading light in CAMELIDynamics, and we make sure that every sale involves a brief but thorough review of how to (kindly and respectfully) place it over the face of an alpaca.