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post #11 of 15 Old 04-28-2012, 01:15 PM Thread Starter
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Well, here is Ahab! the first time the picture didn't show. He is very sweet and kind to people, but not so much to other horses. He was quite mean to my horse, Djinn.
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post #12 of 15 Old 04-28-2012, 01:20 PM Thread Starter
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Maybe it worked this time...

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post #13 of 15 Old 04-28-2012, 05:20 PM
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Sorry but those horns can do some major damage as can your horse to the goat. You could try shortening & blunting the horns but I don't know how you could protect the goat. Maybe rehoming is the best answer.
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post #14 of 15 Old 04-28-2012, 06:47 PM
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Goats with horns = major damage to other animals and humans. This is the main reason we dehorn goats when babies.

Separate them completely and soon. They do not belong together or you are asking for something horrible to happen to one or both. If it happens, it will not be an accident. I would never risk my horse with a goat with horns.

Goats butt upwards. This is why so many humans get injured by horns. Many have been killed. Imagine these horns entering the stomach of your horse.

I would tend to rehome the goat, asap - even though I love goats and he is beautiful.

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post #15 of 15 Old 04-30-2012, 09:27 PM Thread Starter
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Well, Ahab and Lucifer the goat are now separated.

It's not great; I have only one paddock so I let them out separately for a portion of the day. Ahab gets to be out all night and much of the day, and Lucifer gets to be out for three or four hours in the afternoon or evening, and maybe an additional hour in the morning if I'll be around to swap them around again.

I'm thinking a new home is in the works; my husband says it's my decision, but he is SO in love with this goat... Lucifer is awfully cute! Also, I just found out that the medicated goat food we were told to feed Lucifer can be lethal to horses, so now we store it in up in the hay loft...

Thanks all for your clarifying input....
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