DH bought two goats from a neighbor last summer to help with weed control in the pasture. They are cute as buttons and are so funny to watch.
However, the whether (is that the right term for a gelded goat?) has this habit of rearing up and tilting his head to head butt you. So far he's done this from at least 5 ft away so has never made contact.
He's a pushy but friendly guy so I'm thinking its not aggression but just a form of rough play. He's pushy in the sense that he always has to be in your face, so to speak, because he likes his head scratched and brushed. A lot.
I'd like to break him of this habit but am not sure how. Right now I've been locking him and his sister (who doesn't do any of this) in their pen when I'm out grooming and stall cleaning. And that works fine.
But I don't think this is acceptable behavior.
Any ideas from our resident goat experts?