Still can't get it!

Discussion in 'Show Circuit' started by Crissa, Oct 24, 2008.

  1. Crissa

    Crissa New Member

    Oct 7, 2007
    Cashion, Oklahoma
    Okay I'm frustrated with myself. I STILL can't seem to get the "punching down" thing. I've tried every spot on all of my animals backs, tried just "tickling" them down the spine, tried to actually push it down some (but not hard of course) but I still can't get it. I can get Chase to do it but he's he only one. What can I be doing wrong? Does anyone have a video of someone doing this so that I can get an idea of what I might be doing wrong? I really want to be able to show my goats to their best advantage. ( I'm not showing until Spring )
     
  2. Amos

    Amos New Member

    Oct 2, 2008
    Minnesota
    I have the same problem unfortunatly =\
     

  3. RunAround

    RunAround New Member

    Feb 17, 2008
    Massachusetts
    From my experience some goats just wont do it. :(
     
  4. Crissa

    Crissa New Member

    Oct 7, 2007
    Cashion, Oklahoma
    Okay, then maybe that's the case with Lyric and Heidi and maybe for Orion. But Lyrae, I was told, has done it before. :scratch: Darn goats. :roll:
     
  5. Muddy Creek Farm

    Muddy Creek Farm New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Keokuk, Iowa
    In my experience with showing many, many goats, both mine and other exhibitor's there have been 2 goats that have not set up, both bucks and both still won because they are very nice. Here is a video I just took for you, with a fuzzy Charity as my subject haha.

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    http://s156.photobucket.com/albums/t37/ ... CF7695.flv
     
  6. Crissa

    Crissa New Member

    Oct 7, 2007
    Cashion, Oklahoma
    That video helps me so much! I HAVE been doing it wrong. (where's the smiley that slaps itself) Thank you so much!
     
  7. Muddy Creek Farm

    Muddy Creek Farm New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Keokuk, Iowa
  8. sparks879

    sparks879 New Member

    you kinda have to figuere out each goats quirks too. i always tickly my animals right in front of their hi bones. Some doe you hve to scratch or tickle harder. Some animald (in adition to the tickle) you have to bring their front end up. by touching the belly at about their heart girl. You can improve the look of a dippy chine by tickleing in the middle of their belly as well.
    beth
     
  9. Crissa

    Crissa New Member

    Oct 7, 2007
    Cashion, Oklahoma
    Okay thanks for the tips!

    So how's this?

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  10. sparks879

    sparks879 New Member

    Crissa she looks a lot better in that picture! i think youre getting it. Showing will really help you learn as well.
    beth
     
  11. Crissa

    Crissa New Member

    Oct 7, 2007
    Cashion, Oklahoma
    Yay! I am planning to show her in the Spring after she kids. (haven't seen her in heat :scratch: ) I'm pretty excited! :leap:
     
  12. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    she is really pretty ... :) .Crissa ....and that picture makes her look like........ she is a champion .. :thumbup:
     
  13. Crissa

    Crissa New Member

    Oct 7, 2007
    Cashion, Oklahoma
    Thank you! :greengrin:
     
  14. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    you are welcome.....Crissa... :)
     
  15. crocee

    crocee New Member

    Jul 25, 2008
    Northeast Arkansas
    Great teaching video. Now I understand how to get the goats set up for their pictures.