Does anyone here have a single goat with horses?

Discussion in 'Goat Frenzy' started by Trace, Jan 15, 2010.

  1. Trace

    Trace New Member

    Dec 28, 2008
    As above......

  2. sweetgoats

    sweetgoats Moderator

    Oct 18, 2007
    Peyton CO.
    My sister does. She has a Nubian wether with her horses and I tell you those horses protect him like crazy.

  3. Trace

    Trace New Member

    Dec 28, 2008
    Thanks for the input. :)

    Here's the deal.

    I am considering selling Cookie - the goat that I have that only like me and challenges EVERYONE else - including kids.

    I am thinking about just keeping Lulu with Rocky - my original plan was to only have one goat and one horse as companions and I am thinking of going back to that.

    Rocky has a nice big stall and Lulu will always have a calf hutch where she can to get "away" from him if she needs to.

    He is fine with her and does not show any aggression towards her at all - he will let her eat from his haynet at the same time as him - as long as he has some hay in his belly.

    I have two paddocks right now - and if need be she can go in one while he eats his grain and she heats hers....

    She really seems to like him a lot. My main concerns would be the winter - if she chose to sleep in the calf hutch - would she get really cold on her own????

  4. Dreamchaser

    Dreamchaser New Member

    Oct 29, 2008
    Camp Verde, AZ
    I did. They were nearly inseperable. When I went riding, the goat would scream for my horse. And my horse would whinny back, like, "I'm okay. I'll be back in a while," and keep walking. It was really sad when I sold the horses. My wether just cried and cried.

    I have no idea about the cold. I live in Arizona, in the high desert. Not that it doesn't get cold, just not REALLY cold.
  5. Trace

    Trace New Member

    Dec 28, 2008
    LOl - I can imagine that happening.

    So they did fine together?
  6. myfainters

    myfainters New Member

    Oct 29, 2009
    Lancaster, CA
    We had a miniature horse and a LaMancha... they were BEST FRIENDS... when we sold the horse the goat had to go with him. Those 2 were a crack up. They always cuddled, groomed each other and slept together.