Haltering the new baby

Discussion in 'Cattle Raising Forum' started by Hereford_Show_Girl, Feb 24, 2014.

  1. Hereford_Show_Girl

    Hereford_Show_Girl New Member

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    Yesterday I finally got a halter on the new baby and just let him feel how it is. I took it off once he started freaking out because I want Halterkng to be a good experience for him, and not something that will make him not want to wear one in the fut
     

  2. RanchWife

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    Awe! This reminds me of when I made an attempt at halter breaking my calf!!!!! I bet showing cattle, you're a pro at halter breaking? When I tried I did it under the pressure-release philosophy. Is that kinda how a person is supposed to teach them to lead???. Do cattle learn the same way as horses?
     
  3. Hereford_Show_Girl

    Hereford_Show_Girl New Member

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    I look forward every year to halter breaking because every cow is different on how they handle it. I halter break them by putting the halter on, letting them get used to it, and then either try walking them, or leave them out in the pasture with the halter on so that every time they step on the rope, it stops them. How do you break a horse?
     
  4. Hereford_Show_Girl

    Hereford_Show_Girl New Member

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    ImageUploadedByCattle Forum1393309407.231389.jpg Had some more fun with Beau<3
     
  5. DoubleR

    DoubleR Repro Lover

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    Great job and great photo! Thanks for sharing!
     
  6. RanchWife

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    Halter breaking a horse is about the same then, let them wear it, step on it. When I try to lead and they don't want to follow I apply gentle pressure pulling the in the direction I want, I keep the pressure until they move in a step in my direction, it's critical to instantly release pressure when they step, the release is their reward. At first it takes awhile because they may only take half a step at a time, but eventually they figure it out and just follow.