- Jul 19, 2005
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I've got a 7 month old Simbrah calf with probably the longest legs you've ever seen on a calf in the world. He's gotta be around 700 lbs...he will be a monster once he's finished. He broke pretty easily, minus the overwhelming fear he has of people walking behind him (which we're currently breaking him of). I've halter broken him...but the problem is that when I'm walking him, I always feel like I'm dragging him behind me. I was told to slow down, but when I try to slow down to his speed, he slows down more, and it continues that way until we've stopped. I was also told to try and bring him up so that I'm standing just behind his ear and he has lee way in his lead, but when I try to do that, 1, i have to drag him up beside me (which i'm only 115 lbs and it's not very easy to drag a 700 lb calf up beside you.. especially when he's on eye level with you) and 2, once again...he just stops. Any tips with getting him to walk? I've been told to give him a little tap on the butt with the showstick, but what bothers me about that is that he's got a terrible fear of people behind him and I'm afraid it will spook him and he'll take off with me (which has happened before). Please help!