I decided to take advantage of the cooler weather and work with Thelma and Louise in the round pen today. I wanted to try the Mallon Method to see how the girls would respond to it. Either it works like charm or Thelma is the world’s smartest llama. In twenty minutes we went from her not really wanting to be touched at all to me scratching her ears and her wearing a pack. No lie. Of course it helps that she’s a total sweetheart.
Louise on the other hand has already informed me it won’t be quite so simple with her.
“I’ve got all the street smarts I need, lady. I don’t need no schoolin’ and I ain’t carryin’ no stinkin’ pack.”
“Well then, Louise, how about we just work on halter training and toe nail trimming?”
“I don’t trust you. You have beady eyes.”
I’m thinking it might be more like 20 hours rather than 20 minutes with Louise.