Sunday, 28 April 2013

Alpaca handlers

It's an art handling alpacas in the show ring. The handler has a massive effect on how the
alpaca will settle and present itself for the judge. A calm steady, unselfconscious handler who doesn't allow their own nerves to affect the alpaca is vital.
Linda our herds woman and her daughter Gemma handled our alpacas like real professionals and despite the cold weather in the shed they looked like happy handlers all day long. Thank you ladies.

Considering that Paul our helper and Judith our close neighbour at Willoughby Alpacas are new to the alpaca show ring they handled it like real pros yesterday. Paul use to show dogs and he is a man who certainly likes the ring as his happy demeanour shows. Alpaca showing should be fun and despite the weather being uncommonly cold for April lots of fun was had by all at the Heart Of England Alpaca Fiesta.

Much thanks to Paul Stead of Saphire Alpacas and Lulu Oliver of Lusi alpacas for the vast amount of effort that went into getting this lovely local alpaca event organised.

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