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post #1 of 11 Old 04-12-2013, 10:46 PM Thread Starter
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Goat horns & a horse

Probably going to get a goat as a pasture mate for my quater horse. I will be getting a buckling. Any advise on dehorning? Like that it gives me something to grab on to, but also don't want my horse getting torn up. Or the goat getting caught on something. I haven't had a goat personally before but friends have so any advise ill take! Thanks!
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post #2 of 11 Old 04-12-2013, 10:51 PM
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Reckon a goat horn could hurt a horse if it caught the edge somehow?

Would definitely nuter him-- id rather a wether around than a buck-- they can get pretty rowdy.

Are you going to be keeping the goat stalled with the horse? If not I wouldnt dehorn him.. no point. They make contraptions to keep them from gettin their horns stuck in fences and things.
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Our horses lived with a goat for a long time. Never had an issue, horns or otherwise.
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I've ducted taped a chuck of PVC pipe in between their horns at the tops so they can't get hung up in the fence. I Imagine that would work decent until you figured out if the horns would be a problem or not.

Or you could put those goofy colored pool noodles on them...tee he ;)

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Family friend had a goat and horses living together.. he lost both horns, separate incidents, from a horse throwing him around. He had one, then he had none.
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I say a girl on here that put tennis balls on the end of the horns...now goat can't hurt horse haha
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post #7 of 11 Old 04-23-2013, 10:37 PM
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You should check out Wallaby's member journal thread on Lacey and the goats - she has Atticus in tennis balls (photos present) now and it appears a good fix for all concerned.
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post #8 of 11 Old 04-23-2013, 10:43 PM
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I live with goats. We de-horn every single kid that is born here. They are safer to be de-horned. Neutering will keep him from stinking. They pee on themselves during rut season. If you are going to get one, get it as a baby. It is MUCH harder to de-horn and adult and is not recommended to de-horn an adult. If you get a buckling from a decent breeder they will have already de-horned and neutered the kid.
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post #9 of 11 Old 04-24-2013, 10:47 AM Thread Starter
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Will goats still go into rut when they are castrated? A very small side point, how much do goats really chew on horses tails?
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No castrate early and you wont have any issues with the males. Yes they might chew a horses tail. We have 6 babies and they all chew on the mom's beards. They mouth everything. They need special fencing as well. Typical horse fencing wont work. You will need goat and sheep fencing along with electric to keep them in. If you want a great goat, I would get a bottle baby. We do dairy goats so we bottle raise all of our kids. They all come out really friendly and love people. We castrate and de-horn with in the first week of life. If you can't find a baby that is already castrated get a doe. They don't need to be fixed and are just as nice as the buckling.
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