These clinics are for anyone who has a llama or is thinking about getting a llama.
What humans need to know about packing llamas. Using an animal to pack in your gear requires knowing what the animal is supposed to do, but how well they do their job can have a lot to do with how well you do your part. The llama depends on you to make sure that the saddle fits correctly and that the load is balanced and secure. He or she is carrying the load to relieve yours, so you need to call rest stops on their behalf and set a reasonable pace. Toenails need to be appropriately trimmed and wool shorn. Even with short or shorn wool, you need to recognize the early signs of heat stress. How much can they carry? Is a llama that doesn’t drink from a stream just not thirsty? What supplies do you put in a llama First Aid Kit and how do you use them? How do you cross water safely with a llama in tow? How do you “leave no trace” packing with llamas? How do you select a llama for packing? How do you train them to do the things pack llamas need to be able to do? We’ll answer these and many other questions so you can be relatively assured of a good trip with a great, willing trail buddy who likes going out as much as you do.
Clinic of your choice.
We can work with you and your llama on issues you want to address. Gain their trust and respect so that you can get the most out of them.
Whether it be standing, haltering, leading, trailering, accept health care and maintenance including shots, shearing, clipping toenails with minimal restraint, the clinics can be tailored to your needs. You can work with our llamas or you can bring your own llamas.
We offer one day clinics with lots of hands on experience. These will be conducted at Hanging Rock Llama Treks
Duration: Full Day 10 am to 4pm scheduled by appointment between October and April
Cost: $100 per person, children under 18 $80. (no meals included) minimum of 2 participants