Bebbie Training

Jo popped over with some eggs for The Thordale Summer Egg Shop (now up and running at the end of the gate) so I asked her to give me a hand with the bebbies’ education.

We led Waffle into the shed and Storm and Silver dutifully followed.

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There was a certain amount of pointing and laughing from his friends…..

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and they were very interested in his lesson – taking it all in.

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Each bebbie had a headcollar put on and were tied separately to a string round the edge of the school.  Waffle has a new skill.  He likes to eat his friend’s rope so we had to tie them a bit further away from each other or we will be getting through ropes.

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Next was the picking up of feet and using a hoofpick too.  Fronts and backs.  They all had to do it at least once nicely and calmly, without an argument or snatching back their feet.

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Storm got into a a bit of thing about this so I talked to his front end and told him how clever he was, while Jo did each foot.  He was much better then.

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Err…. me (oh dear).

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This is my preferred method of training – having a chat and kissing the nosey.

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Silver managed to get himself into a mess.  He was swiftly put right.  All part of his education.

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Storm got the hang of walking nicely (after my input obviously).

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They are very trusting little souls and respond well to positive training methods and kisses.

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(I bet Jo regrets visiting but at least I got to take photos this time)

 

7 thoughts on “Bebbie Training

  1. Karen

    Well I will be up in June and staying about 5 minutes away from you. I can be put to work helping to train the bennies any day and will even bring a bag of carrots for good work rewards 😉 You only have to say the word…..

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    1. Karen

      Yay, now I can’t wait…we travel up on the 14th June. Will make sure to buy a big bag of carrots on the way through Lerwick 😀

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  2. Ruth

    What colour would you say Silver is ?
    Think it will be interesting when he casts his coat.
    You have done a grand job with them.
    Every day I always am eager to catch up on your blog, always interesting.
    Ruth x

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  3. roberta

    all I can say is Shetlands!……..gotta just love them.
    We are hairy here probably not as much as you………….but hairy.

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