This is the young desert-sand yearling from the Wild side, who came in and beat himself up in the chute. Since we are a showcase and educational facility, individuals like him should be singled out and spared the extra stress of processing in a chute. Accidents are to be expected but with some anticipation and understanding can be curtailed. I decided to work with him in a small corral and even though it took days and multiple hours to even approach him (which most commercial operations do not have time for) I felt he would pay back bigtime, which he did. When he finally let me touch him his curiosity and progress was astounding and when he was combined with a singly-caught weanling he turned out to be the perfect companion----- and now walks on the leadline completely out of controlled environment. And most of all he can be walked up to with a halter and haltered and lead. No more pain.
|Injuries on both hind legs front leg infection and face...|
|depressed and rejecting|
|Vee-da-woo in the background being patient|