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    Thread: Question about the 5 herd roles
Post: RE: Question about the 5 herd roles

Nanno, Thank you! That is very helpful. I read I a long time ago, so I'm not sure why I had it in my head that there were 5 rather than 4. I really appreciate your help!
AcanthaRose The Campfire 2 761 03-24-2021, 10:19 AM
    Thread: Question about the 5 herd roles
Post: Question about the 5 herd roles

Hello, I am not sure exactly where to ask this, but since it's kind of random, I decided maybe the campfire was a good place.  I am wondering about the 5 herd roles/jobs that John Myonczynski w...
AcanthaRose The Campfire 2 761 03-14-2021, 05:02 PM
    Thread: Pack Saddle Adjustment Question
Post: Pack Saddle Adjustment Question

Hi all, I am having a bit of trouble properly adjusting my pack saddles on my goats so that they don't rub on their shoulder blades. I have the wooden crossbuck type, and my goats are both alpine a...
AcanthaRose Equipment & Techniques for the Trail 3 2,826 08-21-2019, 08:50 AM
    Thread: Poisonous Plants near Mt. Hood and Mt. Jefferson Question
Post: RE: Poisonous Plants near Mt. Hood and Mt. Jeffers...

Thanks for all the tips! I bought muzzles just in case, and I'm also going to bring activated charcoal. I really appreciate the advice!
AcanthaRose Health and Wellness 4 3,708 08-28-2018, 10:10 AM
    Thread: Poisonous Plants near Mt. Hood and Mt. Jefferson Question
Post: Poisonous Plants near Mt. Hood and Mt. Jefferson Q...

Hello! I am planning a backpacking trip and am trying to decide whether to go to Mt. Hood or Mt. Jefferson (in Oregon). I am wondering if anyone who has been to either of these wilderness areas has...
AcanthaRose Health and Wellness 4 3,708 08-26-2018, 05:07 PM
    Thread: Saddle Pad Material Question
Post: RE: Saddle Pad Material Question

Nanno Wrote: (07-08-2018, 03:01 PM) -- What about something like this: https://www.jefferspet.com/products/dr-j-black-felt-saddle-pad-3-4-black Or this: https://www.jefferspet.com/products/woo...
AcanthaRose Equipment & Techniques for the Trail 3 6,385 07-09-2018, 11:30 AM
    Thread: Saddle Pad Material Question
Post: Saddle Pad Material Question

Does anyone know where I can buy felt saddle pad material? I want to make my own saddle pad and use some of the same material to add padding to the straps on a saddle I just bought, but I have no idea...
AcanthaRose Equipment & Techniques for the Trail 3 6,385 07-07-2018, 10:17 AM
    Thread: Pack goat training workshop/classes?
Post: RE: Pack goat training workshop/classes?

I don't necessarily want to train them to be service animals, I just want them to perform at the level that is expected of search-and-rescue or police dogs. For example, to respond immediately to comm...
AcanthaRose Introductions and Networking 5 6,617 02-15-2017, 10:14 AM
    Thread: Pack goat training workshop/classes?
Post: Pack goat training workshop/classes?

I'm wondering if anyone knows of some kind of pack goat training workshop or class or guided backpacking trip. Or any kind of hands-on program for people learning to train goats (or even horses). I'v...
AcanthaRose Introductions and Networking 5 6,617 02-14-2017, 11:19 PM
    Thread: My goat has a poking problem
Post: RE: My goat has a poking problem

Liesel is almost 10 months old. From what you guys are saying, it sounds like she might be entering a "teenage phase" that is perhaps similar to Basho. I started using the tying technique suggested ...
AcanthaRose Training at Home and On the Trail 12 16,052 02-06-2017, 10:03 AM
    Thread: My goat has a poking problem
Post: RE: My goat has a poking problem

Thank you for all the great info and suggestions!  I will definitely try Nanno's strategy to get Liesel used to being touched again.  The idea of using love and attention to deal with poking se...
AcanthaRose Training at Home and On the Trail 12 16,052 01-29-2017, 03:26 PM
    Thread: My goat has a poking problem
Post: My goat has a poking problem

Hello, I'm in the process of training my first two pack goats, and one of them, Liesel, who is 9 months old will occasionally poke people she is walking next to with her horns. It seems to be somew...
AcanthaRose Training at Home and On the Trail 12 16,052 01-28-2017, 09:39 PM
    Thread: Question About Lead Training
Post: RE: Question About Lead Training

Thanks everyone for your great input! I have been busy continuing to work with the goats, and they are improving. When I got Elsie this past March, she was very shy and had basically no training. Now ...
AcanthaRose Training at Home and On the Trail 23 28,688 08-09-2016, 10:58 AM
    Thread: Question About Lead Training
Post: RE: Question About Lead Training

I have been working with Elsie, my year and a half doe, using treats and a willow stick. She is MUCH better at giving to pressure on her halter, but she still could improve. Liesel, her kid, is also i...
AcanthaRose Training at Home and On the Trail 23 28,688 07-20-2016, 11:19 AM
    Thread: Question About Lead Training
Post: RE: Question About Lead Training

Thanks everyone, that is some great advise! I will try giving them extra alfalfa and grass just before a hike and then the willow switch technique. I'll let you know how it goes!
AcanthaRose Training at Home and On the Trail 23 28,688 06-28-2016, 12:20 PM
    Thread: Question About Lead Training
Post: Question About Lead Training

I have a question about teaching goats to lead. I have 2 new packers, one about 11 weeks old and her mother, around a year and a half. I have been training both of them, not just the little one, thank...
AcanthaRose Training at Home and On the Trail 23 28,688 06-27-2016, 10:12 AM
    Thread: Training an Adult Goat
Post: RE: Training an Adult Goat

Great pics hihobaron! It is really fun to meet people on outings who are SO happy and suprised to see the goats. I have been thinking it would be fun and useful to teach Liesel to be a therapy goat,...
AcanthaRose Training at Home and On the Trail 14 19,234 05-22-2016, 10:54 AM
    Thread: Training an Adult Goat
Post: RE: Training an Adult Goat

DownUnder Gal Wrote: (05-14-2016, 06:42 PM) -- Very cute pics!  What breed and colour is Liesel's sire? -- Thanks! Liesel's dad is full white Saanen. When she was born it was a bit surprising to ...
AcanthaRose Training at Home and On the Trail 14 19,234 05-22-2016, 10:02 AM
    Thread: Training an Adult Goat
Post: RE: Training an Adult Goat

Nanno Wrote: (05-13-2016, 08:29 PM) -- Sopris makes a halter small enough for her: http://www.soprisgoats.com/goatx.html Their Size 1 fits weanling to yearling Pygmies. My Alpine does use a size 3....
AcanthaRose Training at Home and On the Trail 14 19,234 05-14-2016, 11:12 AM
    Thread: Training an Adult Goat
Post: RE: Training an Adult Goat

Here are a few photos. The first one is an hour or so after Liesel was born and the second one is Liesel and I at the farmer's market.
AcanthaRose Training at Home and On the Trail 14 19,234 05-14-2016, 11:10 AM