Can they..?

Discussion in 'Beginners Goat Raising' started by LittleMrsWildside, Jun 16, 2013.

  1. LittleMrsWildside

    LittleMrsWildside New Member

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    Jun 12, 2013
    Mountain View, Hawai'i
    My 1 year old buck, Billie, seems to enjoy the water; every time I bring my horse out for his bath, Billie is baaing up a storm, so I let him out of his pen to wander the yard. Rather than explore his favorite spots for leaves he walks next to my horse and waits for the water... Long story short... Can goats swim? I've heard of people taking horses to swim, but I wonder if goats dig it too?
     
  2. Scottyhorse

    Scottyhorse New Member

    I bet the might be able to. I have a buck who kinda likes the water, also.
     

  3. janeen128

    janeen128 Well-Known Member

    Dec 31, 2012
    Edgewood, WA
    I have no idea, all if mine hate water, so I am curious now too.
     
  4. goathiker

    goathiker I'm watching you Staff Member Supporting Member

  5. janeen128

    janeen128 Well-Known Member

    Dec 31, 2012
    Edgewood, WA
    Too cool goat hiker!!:) I've never seen a goat do that before:)
     
  6. LittleMrsWildside

    LittleMrsWildside New Member

    39
    Jun 12, 2013
    Mountain View, Hawai'i
  7. Catahoula

    Catahoula New Member

    My guess is that's fresh water...creek going out to the ocean.
     
  8. goathiker

    goathiker I'm watching you Staff Member Supporting Member

    No, they love going. Just 3 things.
    Don't use bell boots, splint boots, etc. The sand will tear up their legs under the boots.
    Don't use neoprene cinches for the same reason. They will get cinch gall.
    Your goat will eat weird things down there. Just look away, it's all good for him.
    Have fun!!!
     
  9. goathiker

    goathiker I'm watching you Staff Member Supporting Member

    The river is brackish water. The pool is a salt tidal pool.
     
  10. goathiker

    goathiker I'm watching you Staff Member Supporting Member

  11. TrinityRanch

    TrinityRanch Boers & Nubians

    Mar 26, 2013
    Central California
    goathiker- You have the most awesome goats!! Mine wont even get near when I fill their water buckets...
     
  12. nchen7

    nchen7 Goatless goat momma

    Feb 25, 2013
    Ontario
  13. Catahoula

    Catahoula New Member

    I agree...awesome goats and owner! :cool: