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SE OREGON LLAMA PACKING

Basic Llama Handling

Instructors: Anne Sheeter and Lisa Wolf


proper haltering is an essential skill

Location: The Sheeter Ranch, outside Burns, Oregon
Fee: $200
Class Size: 4 - 6 individuals
Smaller classes and custom training are offered by special arrangement
Class Length: 2 days

Prerequisites:
  • None
  • You are not required to bring a llama. One from our herd will be assigned to you if you prefer.*
Class Description:
This class is designed to prepare you and your llama to successfully complete the Pack Llama Trial Association (PLTA) Basic Pack Llama trial as well as teach you the the basics of caring for a llama on a daily basis. It addresses all the handling and obstacle requirements of the PLTA trials as well as addressing grooming and health issues. The 12-hour curriculum is spread over the course of two days to give you a chance to assimilate the information being presented.

*You are encouraged to bring your gelding or female llama to participate in the training process, however, this is a working ranch where our female herd is housed. Intact males over 2 years of age are not allowed on the premises. Those students not wishing to bring their own llama will be provided with one from our working herd to train with.

Class Schedule

DAY ONE
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Meet At Sheeter Ranch
DAY TWO
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Meet At Sheeter Ranch
Morning
Safe and effective haltering technique
Desensitizing the body
Leading in an unfamiliar setting: brush, traffic, cows
Lunch at the Ranch
Tethering
Lunch boxes from Fran's Deli   (Provided)
Open forum on the morning's lessons
Afternoon
Desensitizing feet and ears
Loading into trailers
Obstacle training: jumps, backing, water
Morning
Basic Llama Care lecture - Becky Cunningham
Safe use of a chute
Using a blower for grooming
Lunch at the Ranch
Tethering
Lunch boxes from Fran's Deli   (Provided)
Open forum on the morning's lessons
Afternoon
Saddling
Obstacle training: bridges, duck under

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