It's been well over a year since I posted an entry to Mopple's blog. Mostly because I stopped working with him but I plan to start again, so here we are.
Sheep (and goats), you see, are wired to follow, not lead, so it's hard for them to understand walking in front of a person as in driving. It takes an intelligent pupil to pull that off . And, while Mopple is possibly world's sweetest sheep, he's not the brightest bulb in the pack, so I don't think he'll make a driving sheep. Our new goal is for him to pull the wagon while I walk along at his side.
I might also begin working with one of my woolly wethers. One, a 3-year-old black Classic/Miniature Cheviot wether called Baart, is an in-your-pocket sheep and unusually bold and smart, so although he isn't very big, he's a logical choice.