Hurdles are an essential piece of kit for alpaca keeping.
I had no idea how useful but over the last few months they have proved invaluable.
Some of these maybe obvious but always good to go over.

They are moveable.
They can block entrances/exits.
They make holding pens.
They act as doors.
They make temporary fencing.

Today I have set up my hurdles infront of our garage as a temporary holding pen.

Facing the garage – the alpacas will be in the hurdles while they wait to be shorn.
Looking out of the garage – the white rope (hopefully!) will hold back the main herd while the next alpaca queues up for their turn.

I will be uploading before and after shots later as well as some of the shearing process.

Wish us luck it is our first time.


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