Camel string heading out for the Denison Range on Day 2
This photo demonstrates the complexities of operating a camel string.
Note the use of a nose line on the lead camel. Nose lines are a
considered compromise when working with camels. There are alternatives
but they essentially provide the same thing, stability.
A trusting and respectful relationship with any camel is imperative
but there are times when trust may not be enough. e.g. when the
only option is to move forward in difficult terrain. In this situation
a nose line can make a substantial difference.
The first 30 mins of every morning is walking time. This allows
the camels to relax into the day's routine and provides a margin
of safety that ensures your comfort and safety when you mount your
riding camel for the day.
Notice the third camel back in the string ... his name is Mootloo
and this is his second time only in the working string. He is pulling
back hard on the camel in front of him as a mild rebellion to this
new demand being placed on him. Within a day or two he relaxed into
the work asked of him and the camel in front undoubtedly became
Notice also the fantastic outback scenery. In the distant background
is the Davenport Range and behind the photographer is the Denison
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