My newly acquired 4.5 year old doe has never been milked up until last Monday. I am new at milking, too, but feel that I have gotten the hang of it. I do not rub or squeeze the udder and it comes out well. I know this girl has lots of milk, but after a couple of days of getting her used to being milked, she has decided to kick and hop around. So far we haven't found a solution that worked. Any suggestions? Will a hobble actually be successful? (Home made nylon one did nothing) I am afraid she will break a leg trying to get free. I know her production is going to decrease if I don't keep her milked out a couple times a day, and don't know if she could get mastitis or plugged if I just let her dry out cold turkey (I really want to keep her in milk, for now. She might be pregnant, but if so probably not more than a month or two.) She doesn't appear to be upset, just decides not to stand. We feed her her favorite only when she is in the stand. It doesn't seem to be buying us any time to do milking - since yesterday, she has decided its not for her!