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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Halter train a zebra????

Zeus the inflatable Zebra, halter training tool

Zeus the inflatable Zebra, halter training tool

Alex taking Steppenwolf on a stroll

Alex taking Steppenwolf on a stroll

So today, we practiced haltering a zebra! Ummm...excuse me? Yes a zebra! Inflatable anyways :) Zeus is our inflatable pool toy zebra that we use to learn, teach and practice putting halters on with, so that when we are doing it with a real live alpaca, we have some skills in place and are less fumble stumble fingers. Alex, one of our Alpaca Partners got his first taste of how tricky Zeus can be in avoiding the halter :) He did great and it is a critical basic step in being confident and competent enough to halter an alpaca. A couple more sessions and he will have that zebra trained and we can put his new found skills and confidence to the test on his alpaca, Steppenwolf. Alpaca Partners find an animal they connect with, and each visit spend time learning about their animal, working with, feeding and caring for "their" alpaca. If you think your special needs person (5yo to ?) would like to spend a couple hours a week around these amazing creatures, learn some new skills and make new friends, drop us a line, we would love to find out how we can serve you and yours. Nice job today Alex, you did great!