God gave them horns so they have a purpose. I don't have to understand what all that purpose entails. So I left them on my three wethers. Well, I also think they look regal and cool, AND... I believe it will give people(strangers) pause before they approach my goats. I think those big horns are a bit unnerving to the inexperienced and people aren't as quick to approach and start touching and messing. Here in NC packgoats are about nonexistent so when I hike I get LOTS of attention. I have no trouble on the trails with people asking questions, taking pictures etc. but I prefer people not assume it's okay for them to walk up and start touching, petting, or otherwise without first asking. My guys aren't quite 1 yo yet and their horns can look a little intimidating. I don't mind strangers being a little apprehensive and keeping their distance. I drill into my daughter's head over and over, "keep your face away from the horns". She has been poked a time or two, as have I (Not in the face). You just have to respect the horns and learn to avoid them. Frankly, if a goat determines to hurt you or head butts you, I believe it matters little whether he has horns or not. He can split your skull, break your arm or leg, or badly bruise your hip or other areas, regardless whether he has horns or not. An aggressive goat will not be tolerated even a little. His attitude will be corrected or else he is going to be "weeded out". Horns have nothing to do with that. So my point is, the tip of the horn is the greatest threat and yes, there is a danger of simple accidents happening. But I believe they can mostly be avoided with experience. Around inexperienced kids or others? I'll probably stick a tennis ball or something over the tips if any other children interact with them.