In this episode, I talk bout fear. Yours and the alpacas'.
Big fears - heights, fire etc are healthy and keep us safe. Lower-level fears of what people will think, what if we make a mistake, what if we don't do the right thing, can debilitate, lock us up and cause us to disengage. Alpacas can get locked up too, or opt-out of situations. We can do things to cause this or minimise it. Things that can help our alpacas engage and be present.
I share some experiences from halter training some young males.
Learn to reduce fear in yourself and in your alpacas.