RANCHO LOB0 Y MARIPOSA       

LLAMA TRAINING BY BEN HERR

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ben is a patient and thorough trainer.  Whether or not your llama boards at the Rancho Lobo y Mariposa, he is available to train it for the show ring (halter or performance) or for packing.  His training fee will depend on various factors, such as travel time and difficulty, but may be negotiated in advance.

 

Ben's philosophy of llama training draws on his experiences attending numerous training seminars, as well as working for Bobra Goldsmith at Rocky Mountain Llamas and John and Sharon Beacham of Pheasant Hill Farms.  When first working with a llama, he seeks to form a relationship of trust.  He has found that llamas thrive on consistency in training. Always offering the llama immediate recognition when it makes progress, he leads it with a gentle but firm hand until the training goal is achieved.

 

Ben is also willing to train you to show your llama or take it on the trail.  Many new llama owners require training, and training llama and owner together is an excellent method.

 

 

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Ben working with The Sheriff, whom he has shown successfully in many places, including the National Championships.

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Training for the show ring calls for great trust between llama and person.  Sometimes the person requires training, as well as the animal.

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Getting a llama to the point where he or she will willingly follow your lead, at the proper distance, is a crucial achievement in training.

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Training a llama to bear a saddle and pack requires patience and firmness, but once trained, llamas are wonderful trail companions.