So, my barn has a llama, Holly. And Holly Llama is a Drama Llama.
She had to be sheared today, and, well, you wanna talk about a fight. It took 8 people to catch, halter and lead her, lets leave it at that.
Basically, the llama doesn't really trust anyone at all. She will not allow anyone to pet her or catch her in the pasture. Obviously, when it comes time for her to be haltered to do something, or caught in general, this is highly stressful and dangerous for her and everyone involved.
I know nothing about llamas except for halter position and that they apparently don't like their heads or legs touched. I would very much like to learn about them, particularly behavior and training, but I don't know where to start. How do you deal with a skittish llama?
My ultimate goal is to have her be able to be caught, haltered and led without a massive drama.
Holly isn't aggressive or anything. She seems curious and friendly, but seriously cautious. I don't know how to read llama body language or what to do.
So, does anyone own llamas and/or know much about them? I'd appreciate the information.