Wilder Yet!

 As if herds of wild horses weren't enough, we took on a seriously WILD challenge by volunteering to train a zebra. He had failed at Natural Horsemanship under a few trainers, so we were really excited to try out our science-based protocols on the stripey guy.

Spot arrived in November and we had 60 days to get him to where he could be petted, haltered, and led. Since this was a volunteer project we did not want to provide more free training, but instead slowed our process down to spread out over the whole time.

Our process worked wonders! This wild animal was soon human friendly and ready to be returned to his owner. The difference in value for an untrained and trained zebra is about $3,000.

We are hoping to have more rehab zebras in the future.                                                                                                                   
 

Zebra Training Playlist

 

Day 1 of Training

   

Good Zebra, Bad Zebra

 

Day 4: On the box

 

The Click and Stick Method

  
 

Day 10: Mane and Withers

 

Day 12: Petting Spot

 

Day 18: Intro to Rope

 

Day 20: Intro to Halter

 

Day 38: Unprotected Contact

 

Day 45: Christmas with Spot

 

Day 51: Conversations with a Zebra

     

Walking with Spot


 

Another Zebra Flick

 

Windy Walk with a Zebra




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