I am rather frustrated!! Berdi loves little Sasha (the llama) and is very attached to him. That is all fine and I'm glad they have each other for company. However Berdi is getting ridiculously herd bound with him. I can still ride her fine away from him other than her calling him a bit. However, if I put her in a corral or stall she paces and neighs like crazy. Over the night she does settle down in her stall even if she can't see him. She has never tried to jump or anything.
Today I walked out into the field and had a halter and rope. She loves being ridden so that is not a problem. Sasha ran off following our dogs and Berdi followed him. I wasn't too worried as that is kind of normal. However I got near her and was saying, "Come Berdi" and she kept on walking away so I could not catch her. She would toss her head, look at me and run and then Sasha would follow. I tried for a long time and finally gave up (which I know wasn't the best idea) but I couldn't get near her in that big field.
Now my plan is to lock her in the corral and put Sasha back in his pen. Get her listening to me and not always worrying about him. We will be fencing part of the field off so it would be much easier to catch her even if the llama's in with her.
Problem is that she freaks if she can't see him. Do you guys have any other suggestions of what I can do? I don't want her to get hurt trying to get out of the fence to get to him, but something has to be done. Just so you know - the fencing is barbed wire - not my choice but the owner of the field lets me use it for free so I don't have much choice! The corral of course is of wood so it would be safer. However I can't keep her in the corral permanantly! Lol!
Sorry this is so long! I'm just frustrated and hoping you can give me some advice on what I can do to solve this problem. Thank-you so much!