Thursday, February 2, 2012

The Steer Whisperer

Tuesday was the 4th day of working with the steers.  It's going great. 
J is a number one steer whisperer.  According to him the trick is at the beginning to not let the steer get it's head turned away.  Also, like a horse, they learn from the release of pressure.  Apply enough pressure to get them to take a steep
then release.  He then approaches and rubs them.
The other help is having a small confined space to work in.  That way they can't get much of a running start.
Next, it's standing tied for an hour or two.  To make it not a punishment, we give them better hay than they have access to outside.
Then some grooming,
a little more leading, by V this time.
Always under the watchful eye of the steer whisperer.


The Japanese Redneck said...

Glad her Dad's helping her out.

He'll be ready to show in no time.

Alica said...

Steer whisperer...I like that!

C said...

Good posting. Loved this line "always under the watchful eye of the steer whisperer"

fernvalley01 said...

Gotta like the way that goes!

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