Logan decided after his 4H meeting Tuesday that he wanted to do a sheep project this year. We talked about whether he wanted to buy a lamb and show it, or just borrow a lamb and learn how to work with them and save the showing until next year. It looks like we really will be moving this summer! Although nothing is official yet, so I thought it might get overwhelming to be trying to prepare a sheep for show and move at the same time. So, we decided that Logan would take on a lamb and work with it like he was going to show it, but not actually buy it and register it in his name and show it.
So, our friend Trebs agreed to let us use one of her new lambs to halter train and learn to groom etc. Today was our first time working with her. She is a very unfriendly lamb because her mom is unfriendly, so she is going to be a challenge.
We started by catching her and putting a halter as well as a dog harness on her. At first she hated the halter and refused to move.
After a little reassurance by Logan she decided it wasn't so bad.She then led Logan on a wild chase through the field for the next 15 minutes or so.
This seemed stressful for her to us, so I think Monday when we go out there again, we'll take her to a smaller field by herself and try to sit with her and get her used to us. She was trying to get to her mom the whole time today and wouldn't calm down. We will eventually need to teach her to walk on a lead but I think she needs to get used to us first.
Logan really enjoyed spending time with her today and is looking forward to getting to know her better.