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    Thread: anyone used pellets or compressed hay bales?
Post: RE: anyone used pellets or compressed hay bales?

For wethers, you might want to adjust their calcium to phosphorus ratio somehow to avoid stones. I’m not an expert of wether’s health, so I can’t advise you there. I have does.
dragonmaker Goats at Home 3 360 07-02-2022, 03:06 PM
    Thread: anyone used pellets or compressed hay bales?
Post: RE: anyone used pellets or compressed hay bales?

I used alfalfa pellets in pretty much the same situation a few years ago, and my goats did very well on them. If they aren’t used to lush browse or protein rich hay, their poop might get a little cl...
dragonmaker Goats at Home 3 360 07-02-2022, 03:04 PM
    Thread: driving collar
Post: RE: driving collar

Thanks for the lead!
dragonmaker Carting and Pulling 4 420 06-30-2022, 08:33 AM
    Thread: driving collar
Post: RE: driving collar

Good to know that the theory is good, IF we can find a good fit. Shame no one caters to goats. Do you know of anyone doing custom mini horse tack? That's probably way expensive, but we're talking in d...
dragonmaker Carting and Pulling 4 420 06-29-2022, 01:38 PM
    Thread: driving collar
Post: driving collar

Can you use a heavy draft collar that is sized for a miniature horse on a goat, or would it not work well with goat anatomy? I'm dreaming of a boer or boer cross heavy-weight draft goat pulling a cart...
dragonmaker Carting and Pulling 4 420 06-28-2022, 09:36 AM
    Thread: The End of an Era
Post: RE: The End of an Era

My heart aches for you! I met Sputnik, and loved him at first sight! He was a great goat!
dragonmaker G.O.A.T. 8 762 06-24-2022, 05:01 PM
    Thread: Diamond’s new doe kid
Post: RE: Diamond’s new doe kid

Nanno Wrote: (04-16-2022, 06:05 AM) -- Oh how adorable! I love the flashy moonspots. What was the father's breeding? I can't remember anymore. I'm glad Diamond did well. She sure looks like a happy...
dragonmaker Goats at Home 3 482 04-16-2022, 05:39 PM
    Thread: Diamond’s new doe kid
Post: Diamond’s new doe kid

I bought Diamond from Nanno this fall, and Diamond just gave us a gorgeous baby doe! It’s the most trusting and confident baby goat I’ve ever met. She also gave us a sturdy buck kid that we sol...
dragonmaker Goats at Home 3 482 04-15-2022, 10:14 AM
    Thread: Funny Funny Finn-Finn
Post: RE: Funny Funny Finn-Finn

What a goof!
dragonmaker The Campfire 2 429 04-15-2022, 10:05 AM
    Thread: training standing still while tied
Post: RE: training standing still while tied

Thanks!
dragonmaker Training at Home and On the Trail 4 1,098 11-15-2021, 05:36 AM
    Thread: training standing still while tied
Post: RE: training standing still while tied

Thanks! When first teaching a goat to stand quietly while tied, do you let them go as soon as they have resigned themselves and relaxed and slowly work up to longer and longer times being patient, or ...
dragonmaker Training at Home and On the Trail 4 1,098 11-13-2021, 05:46 PM
    Thread: training standing still while tied
Post: training standing still while tied

How do you teach standing while in halter tied to a fence? I want to be able to trim my buck's hooves in their own pen instead of having to haul them through the doe pen to get to my milk stand. I do ...
dragonmaker Training at Home and On the Trail 4 1,098 11-12-2021, 02:04 PM
    Thread: training tricks
Post: RE: training tricks

Thanks for the tips! Today they were not obsessed with my hands, and our targeting was just yesterday, so that's a relief. I'll find a new target.
dragonmaker Training at Home and On the Trail 2 657 11-12-2021, 01:59 PM
    Thread: training tricks
Post: training tricks

I'm trying to teach targeting my hand as a starting point to training Ash and Connie.  They picked up "touch right hand with nose=treat from left hand" very quickly. I say "Hand" each time I wanted...
dragonmaker Training at Home and On the Trail 2 657 11-12-2021, 09:10 AM
    Thread: Hello from Tennessee
Post: RE: Hello from Tennessee

I hadn’t heard of the chariot race! That’s so cool!
dragonmaker Introductions and Networking 5 1,235 10-25-2021, 06:10 AM
    Thread: Hello from Tennessee
Post: RE: Hello from Tennessee

@Nanno I think you’re the one I just bought my packing prospect, Ashanti from. I’m excited to start working with her!
dragonmaker Introductions and Networking 5 1,235 10-24-2021, 05:07 PM
    Thread: Hello from Tennessee
Post: RE: Hello from Tennessee

Thanks! I’ll definitely be here to ask questions as I go!
dragonmaker Introductions and Networking 5 1,235 10-19-2021, 06:59 PM
    Thread: Hello from Tennessee
Post: Hello from Tennessee

Hey, y’all! I’m from the Tennessee Valley. I love my goats and have always wanted to teach them to carry or pull, but life has been too crazy to spend the time. Now though, it’s time for me to d...
dragonmaker Introductions and Networking 5 1,235 10-18-2021, 06:45 AM