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post #11 of 18 Old 10-05-2014, 11:20 PM
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We have two goats and they will eat a tail off a horse any chance they get. They have zero access to the horses. Two of our horses want to work the goats like cattle and our mini will flat try to kill the goats. The other horses don't even pay attention to the goats.
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post #12 of 18 Old 10-06-2014, 06:04 AM
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Depends on the individual animals.

Many TB's have had pet goats through the years, and the phrase "get your goat" comes from this, as stealing a race horses goat would cause them to run their race in the stall, fretting.

Knew a girl once whose horse kept breaking out in hives, over and over.

Turned out her horse was licking the goats in a neighboring field.

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post #13 of 18 Old 10-06-2014, 09:45 AM
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I have seen too many horses get attached to goats. I can't stand goats honestly, lol. I love mini donkeys though, they make good companions and keep the coyotes away around here.
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post #14 of 18 Old 10-06-2014, 10:49 AM
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Mini donkey's are cute. I'm not saying they won't help against predators, but at the end of the day I wouldn't use "mini" anything as protection. So if you decide you need protection get something more.. ferocious XD. If you don't need/want that go for a mini!
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post #15 of 18 Old 10-06-2014, 11:14 AM
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We almost always have a couple of free range goats on the place, they come and go from the horses stalls and have been known to share grain with the horses at feeding time. I have one horse that will run them out of his stall when he has grain but any other time he is content to let them hang out with him.
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post #16 of 18 Old 10-13-2014, 06:17 PM
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My gelding shares his paddocks with three goats, and they get along just fine, as long as the goats respect Luca's personal space.


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post #17 of 18 Old 10-13-2014, 08:01 PM
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I have 10 goats who live our 3 horses
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post #18 of 18 Old 10-15-2014, 02:00 AM
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I have heard they can go together, even can be good company for a single horse, but watch out if the horse is aggresive to the goat, as my sisters horse, a mare, did not like the goat eating with her and picked her up by the tail, not a good ending there, I am sure this is not something that always happens
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