Harness Goat People?

Discussion in 'Pack and Working Goats' started by FourSnyders, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. FourSnyders

    FourSnyders New Member

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    Mar 28, 2009
    Ohio
    What has happened to all of the harness goat people on here? No one ever seems to be around. The last post in this section was earlier in March. Does anyone still want to talk about harness goats?

    Hope to talk to some of you soon,

    The Snyders
     
  2. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    they are still around somewhere....I wish I was one... but I don't Harness... sorry... :( .hope someone comes along soon for you on this subject..... :wink:
     

  3. keren

    keren owned by goats

    Oct 26, 2008
    Australia
    we pop our head in occasionally :)
     
  4. Thanatos

    Thanatos New Member

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    Mar 16, 2009
    Lake Ariel, Pa
    I gotta get a wether first then I will harness train.
     
  5. FunnyRiverFarm

    FunnyRiverFarm New Member

    Sep 13, 2008
    Hudson, MI
    Yeah, not too much action here...I've got a harness goat related project I'm working on...I'll post about it once I get it finished--it's going to be a suprise...lol. We should be doing a couple of parades this summer!
     
  6. FourSnyders

    FourSnyders New Member

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    Mar 28, 2009
    Ohio
    Yeah, you do come around occasionally! :leap: Well hey, with me here maybe you will come around more often seeing as I only really do harness goats. Right now one of my does is almost ready to be hooked up to the cart. She is a two year old Boer mix, though small, she is strong (and willing.) She only weighs 92 lbs. and stands about 20-24 inches at the withers. She just turned two years old though on March 21st. Here is a picture of her.

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    Hope to talk to you all more often! :)

    The Snyders
     
  7. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    the whole forum is for everyone - so if it isnt specifically harness related then people post in other sections. The most popular section is Goat Frenzy and Photogenic but during the kidding season Kidding Koral is extremely active.
     
  8. FunnyRiverFarm

    FunnyRiverFarm New Member

    Sep 13, 2008
    Hudson, MI
    FourSnyders--What a cutie! She's solid!--I don't think she'll have any trouble pulling. :thumb: Good luck with her training! You'll have to keep us all updated :)
     
  9. FourSnyders

    FourSnyders New Member

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    Mar 28, 2009
    Ohio
    I am about to go work with right now. Right now we are just ground driving, until I can figure out how the Hoegger's Deluxe Harness works. :ROFL: We may also paint the cart this weekend, it is going to be Ford Blue. I am hoping in that just another week or two I can have her hooked up to the cart. Does anyone know how to put together the Hoegger's Deluxe Harness? If so, please explain!

    Thanks,

    The Snyders
     
  10. Dreamchaser

    Dreamchaser New Member

    Oct 29, 2008
    Camp Verde, AZ
    I'm new to the whole harness thing myself, so... I am collecting stuff to build my own custom cart! I don't like the ones that the catologs, because they don't suit my needs. My husband wants to help come up with a design so we maybe can start selling them when we get it all right. We plan to enter parades and market some of the products we sell. It's slow going, but as soon as we have one made we will post pictures!
     
  11. RowdyKidz

    RowdyKidz Senior Member

    Apr 2, 2009
    NW Ohio
  12. heavenlyhaven

    heavenlyhaven Senior Member

    627
    Apr 16, 2008
    Belmont, NY
    this is an email i received today
    does any one know anyone from upstate NY


    Hi!

    I recently found your website online and wanted to ask you a few questions if you know anything about cart-pulling goats in NY State. I am currently working on a small independant film project and will be filming this May in Woodstock, NY.

    Would you know of anyone that keeps cart-pulling goats in NY State preferably in the Woodstock area that would be interested in taking part in a small independant film shoot? We are looking to rent 2 goats, possibly a cart if they have one, and a handler for 1 day (most likely only 4-5 hours of shooting). The cart would be carrying 3 petite young women, in their mid-twenties. They wouldn't be pulling for very long, the most like 10-20 feet. and for a few takes.

    I also wanted to add that I think your goats on your website are so beautiful! My friend has a pygmy goat that I've met- and I think they are so cool!!

    I look forward to any advice you can send my way!

    Thank you!

    Lea Cetera
    co-director
    Vibrant Futures
    www.vibrantfuturesmovie.com
     
  13. FourSnyders

    FourSnyders New Member

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    Mar 28, 2009
    Ohio
    Sorry not in NY. I have finished priming the cart and it will be painted tomorrow. I believe that I have finally figured out how the harness works. I will be sure to post pictures of her hooked up to the cart once the cart is painted and she is hooked up. Thanks for all of the comments on Moswen (the doe in my above picture). Her name means "white" in some South African language and since she is a Boer mix and Boers are from South Africa I decided to give her a South African name. Personally I like the ring to it as well. :wink:
     
  14. Dreamchaser

    Dreamchaser New Member

    Oct 29, 2008
    Camp Verde, AZ
    Ooh! Yeah! Show us pictures when you are done. What color are you painting yours again? I want to paint mine antifreeze green. ^.~

    *waits anxiously to see pics*
     
  15. FourSnyders

    FourSnyders New Member

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    Mar 28, 2009
    Ohio
    I've finished the cart! :stars: It is "Ford Blue." You can go to our website and see pictures of it. Just go to our website, listed in my signature, and click on "Goats." While you are there why don't you check out everything else we have on the farm and hopefully you will sign our guestbook or maybe e-mail us!

    Thanks you guys,

    The Snyders
     
  16. Dreamchaser

    Dreamchaser New Member

    Oct 29, 2008
    Camp Verde, AZ
    Where did the seat come from, did you buy it from a parts place or???
     
  17. FourSnyders

    FourSnyders New Member

    134
    Mar 28, 2009
    Ohio
    We needed a new tractor seat, but then we decided to use it for the cart instead. We used a plate with about six holes in it, then we just used bolts to keep it in place. Now if we decided the balance is off, then we can just move the seat forward or back. Hope you like the cart!

    The Snyders
     
  18. Coraxfeather

    Coraxfeather New Member

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    Oct 8, 2008
    Slippery ROckPA
    Hopefully we can get into harness for goats with the two lamanchas are farm is getting.
     
  19. FourSnyders

    FourSnyders New Member

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    Mar 28, 2009
    Ohio