Magic of Llamas!
The community of llama owners is a great big circle
of friends. Many people
find llamas present them with a whole new lifestyle, a lifestyle where
the pace is slower, the joys are more frequent and where the love you
give your animals comes right back to you 100 times over.
Llamas find their way into the lives of many
different people, mainly because of their docile temperament,
cleanliness and graceful appearance.
From schools to nursing homes, hospitals to parades, hiking
trails to golf courses, llamas are everywhere and always bringing joy to
those they meet.
Llama events can be found all over the United States
for people and llamas of all ages and perspectives. There are performance and halter classes to be found at over
144 ALSA llama shows across the country.
Festivals, organizational meetings and llama sales, either
private or public, offer both the novice and the experienced llama buyer
an opportunity to socialize and expand their herd.
For no reason, other than just owning them,
individuals have found llamas to be companions for quiet walks.
A docile and gentle nature makes the llama non-threatening and
safe even around small children. The fun, excitement, emotional satisfaction, rewards and
investment opportunities of owning llamas have become known across the
country and llamas' popularity is steadily growing.
llama owners have never had hands-on experience with other large
animals. There are many new
owners who receive a great deal of information and training from the
individuals who sell them llamas. However,
it is like a neonatal class - it's always a little different when the
baby actually arrives.
good news is that in the llama industry there are a great many places
from which to receive help and assistance.
llama owners belong to regional and national organizations.
Most of these organizations will have annual or even semi-annual
conferences. This is a
wonderful opportunity to be educated on all the up-to-date methods of
housing, feeding, vaccinating, birthing and overall management of
llamas. Many conferences
host some of our country's most educated llama vets, nutritionists and
conferences also give owners an opportunity to socialize with other
breeders who are always willing and anxious to tell their own llama
typical llama conference will also include a marketing expert who will
share, from their own past experiences, marketing concepts and
advertising plans that have worked for them.
Many llama get-togethers will include training and showmanship
workshops as well.
conferences and llama events become gatherings that we took forward to
attending. Every time we
speak to another llama owner, we learn something that will benefit our
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