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SE OREGON LLAMA PACKING

Our day-long intensives are designed to enhance the communication between you and your llama. It is our goal to encourage a better working relationship, and to help both of you find greater enjoyment of your life together. We offer the following three basic training opportunities as well as provide custom training specific to your personal needs. Please contact us for specific dates, fees and other particulars.

BASIC LLAMA HANDLING

In this workshop participants will learn several techniques for working with llamas, which will give them a tool-box of techniques. This will allow participants to choose different methods to try when working with their animals. As both people and animals respond differently to each technique, handlers will be able to use what works best for them and their llama. Basic training will cover catching llamas, haltering, picking up feet, brushing and leading.


BASIC OBSTACLE TRAINING

Getting llamas and handlers to work together smoothly with obstacles consists of putting in the time and knowing some basic techniques. In this one-day clinic, participants will get a chance to learn some of these techniques. Techniques to be covered include water obstacles, bridges, maneuvering in small spaces, tires, hula hoops, tunnels, putting hats or other gear on the llama, and any other areas requested by participants as time allows. Morning sessions with trained llamas allows participants to hone their own skills. Teaching these skills to untrained llamas will be covered in the afternoon session. You are encouraged to bring your own animal(s) for the afternoon session.


PREPARING LLAMAS FOR THE CART

This one-day clinic will allow you to get a feel for ground driving a llama. For this class participants will work with a partner, so you are encouraged to come with a friend! First, participants will get a feel of what it is like to be the llama in the cart. Then they will learn how to give commands through the reins. Several harnesses and carts will be shown and discussed. In the afternoon, actual harnessing and ground driving will be covered.


PREPARING TO PACK

Ever carry a backpack and come home groaning from aches and pains in places you didn't know you had? This one-day workshop addresses the basics of how to transfer the burden to your four-footed companion and have them happy to help you out. Topics include conditioning, gear, saddling, and loading. In the morning we will discuss what it takes to make your llama's packing experience enjoyable. Multiple saddles will be available for inspection and critique. We will practice loading panniers appropriately and discuss what it takes to stay in shape. The afternoon session will include hands-on practice in saddling and loading technique.

Please Note:
Our workshop facility is a working ranch where we house our female herd. While you are encouraged to bring your own animal(s), PLEASE DO NOT BRING INTACT MALES without contacting us first. Animals will be available for you to practice with if you are unable to bring your own.

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Last website update: 29JAN14
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