Angus Cattle Shower":2c1gomja said:
Gale Seddon":1loftpl8 said:horseguy":1loftpl8 said:
A 250# donkey pulling a 700# calf? I think not. Get a large standard donkey and please, please, please supervise this activity (or you may lose the calf)!!!
lilfarmgirl":3f6zw4qn said:what about if he is charging, fine in the beggining now doesn't want to walk and will charge.
lilfarmgirl":k1g69265 said:this is a charge, head down comes at you when you try to get him to walk. He will back up and then run at you (past you) and get away. I have my son try the various ways and maybe one will work. He is not giving up he knows he can break him eventually. We do walk him in the barn, this way if he gets away we are not chasing him down the field.
You are missing the point. If he EVER gets away, you will always have a problem. Put a longer lead on him & keep him in a small pen. That way, even if he bolts PAST you/or son, he did not get away & you need to let him know that by pulling on the lead - sharply. NEVER let him in an area that he CAN GET AWAY!We do walk him in the barn, this way if he gets away we are not chasing him down the field.
lilfarmgirl":24usyhf9 said:my son is 18 and this is his last year showing in the group he is in. He does have experience, I think he gets frustrated. I will tell him to start back at step one as if we just brougt him home. The steer doesn't mind being tied up, just the walking part. I know he will break him, just finding a way to do it is going to be the key.
lilfarmgirl":mz9zy0rn said:he doesn't care if he is tied, and you can touch him and brush him. We haven't washed because its been too cold to wash him.