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INTRODUCTION & EXPECTATIONS: Old grumpy camels, shy middle-aged camels, insecure baby camels, professional ride camels, pushy bottle-fed camels… learn from a variety of “teachers” that will increase your confidence and ability to assess your own camel’s needs and always move forward in a positive direction. This clinic is designed to improve your camel handling-skills by giving you hands on exposure with a large group of camels working with an experienced handler and trainer. You will have up to nine “class-mates” and be able to observe their interactions as well.
DATES & TIMES: May 6 & 7, 2017 SATURDAY 9:00 a.m.—12:00 P.M. LUNCH BREAK 2:00—5:00
SUNDAY 9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m. Demonstrations on important restraint and handling techniques.
9:00 a.m.—12:00 Lunch Break 2:00– 5:00
Dinner at the Dairy Sunday after class.... you may bring a guest too!
Each section of the day begins with demonstration and is followed by hands on practical applications of the demonstrations with the camels. Participants are instructed and encouraged to engage in all hands-on activities
SKILLS DEMONSTRATED AND EXPERIENCE INCLUDE:
Knots for tying and cinching
Haltering (and training to the halter)
Moving amongst loose camels
ADDITIONAL DEMONSTRATIONS INCLUDE:
Training a camel to cush (lay down) how, when and why /
Restraint techniques to safely allow for veterinary care:
Taking blood, castration surgery, wound care, etc /
Nutrition and supplements
A thought on deciding if this is the right class for you...
This clinic is designed to be best utilized as a good foundational experience that you can apply to improve your skills with camels. We employ techniques that have proven to make our camels successful, safe and socialized and to maintain your safety and their well-being.
It is not a class for someone who wants to start offering commercial camel rides or otherwise turn their interest in camels into an over-night money maker.... because there is no such thing.
In all truth and reality, the people who operate safe, successful commercial camel operations learned to do so by dedicating years to working with successful camel handlers.
Gil Riegler brings his passion for camels to the Hands on Camels Clinics hosted at the Oasis Camel Dairy in Ramona California. Participants work directly with Gil and learn to see, read and work with camels as Gil does. A truly inspiring experience!
Oasis Camel Dairy - RARE MILK
Bottled water,sodas and light snacks are provided throughout the day. We recommend bringing a hat, sunscreen, gloves and good walking shoes/boots (no open toed shoes or sandles) Where comfortable clothes and get ready to get a little dirty!
$350.00 per person
(register two or more at the same time receive a $50 rebate per person.