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.

4 comments:

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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