Poppet is my best milker, shes giving me just under 4L of milk a day. BUT it's the milking drama that is ruining the whole experience for me! She started out GREAT - would come through the gate, straight up on the stand - and by stand I mean a platform - not restraints at all. Shes patiently wait for me to milk her out and often I was left waiting for her to finish her grain, then she's jump down and I put her back in the paddock - perfect! Well last week I went away for the whole week with the children and left my OH to do the milking duties. He hasn't milked before, so we started a few days earlier for him to get a hang of the whole thing. Poppet started acting up for him - jumping off the stand, kicking, she'd sometimes jump back up on the stand, sometimes not. So he battled his way through the week, and we both thought she'd be better for me when I took over again - but no. Shes just as awful. She'll start out ok, then about half way though start kicking and/or jump down from the stand. Now I can't even coax her back up on the stand and when I try to continue milking her she gets all kicky. I'm a pretty fast milker, so I try not to fluff around too much. I can't see any physical reason for this behaviour - mastitis etc. OH tried his best to work with her but she started this behaviour before I had even gone - just as he started to milk her. He was hesitant and a bit slow, so I thought she was just being impatient with him, but now I'm not sure. I've made a makeshift head restraint for the stand, but TBH It needs strengthening and hasn't been a success so far. I want to get her back to the way she was, this is causing me a lot of stress and really eats into my very tight morning schedule when I have to deal with her like this. :hair: Does anyone have any suggestions on how to deal with this? Between her and my other problem girl, I was in tears this morning :tears: Presently she doesn't get any grain unless on the stand. But I don't have all morning to get her back up there if she refuses, so in a fit of frustration I have been trying to milk her where she stands with her grain in a bucket on the ground. Thanks in advance!