To get you up to speed on Missy:
To begin,Missy was pasture born and has had no handling and little human contact up to the time of my picking her up.Missy was weaned three days ago,and we brought her home that night. She trailered like a pro,and settled in at home with only minimal fuss,with an instant attachment to our sheep,of all things! The following morning she was moved in with Lena.Lena showed her bossy side,and got a little ornery with her,but Missy was more than happy to let her be boss,so all ended well. I spent the afternoon just hanging out in the pen and following her around,letting her get used to this scary human;she eventually let me get close and ate some hay from my hand,but any attempt to reach out towards her and she was gone. That evening,I put her and Lena in the stall to have their crunchies,and with lots of patience and persistence,she eventually let me touch her.Once I made that first contact,she decided this wasn't so bad after all,and by the time I let her back out,she had let me rub her back,neck and bum,although her head was off limits in her opinion.Today,we made great progress. It started by her letting me walk up to her at the feeder and give her some scratches without her shying and bolting away. I put them in the stall and she let me brush her body,legs,and neck;found an itchy spot and worked on that for a while,much to her happiness. Then,this evening when they went back into the stall for their pellets,we worked on her letting me touch her head and face. It ended with her actually letting me slip on a halter,with no fuss. :) Ah,sweet progress..