New to cart goats!

Discussion in 'Pack and Working Goats' started by yonderhill, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. yonderhill

    yonderhill New Member

    182
    Jan 15, 2009
    Upstate NY
    Well, we just stumbled upon an excellent find (we think) a cart (looks exactly like the country squire cart from Hoeggers) sled runners, harness and bridle for around 200.00.. all in excellent condition. We would really like to try to train some goats to pull a cart.. We have nigerians (is this doable?) Will we have to get a new harness for a smaller breed, or can a larger harness be rigged in some fashion to fit a Nigerian? Where to you suggest a newbie start gathering info? any websites? Books? This is something we thought would be enjoyable for the goats and ourselves:)

    Thanks for any advice!

    Jennah
     
  2. FunnyRiverFarm

    FunnyRiverFarm New Member

    Sep 13, 2008
    Hudson, MI
    Nigerians can absolutely be trained to pull. You'd probably be best off getting smaller harness that would fit better--a well fitting harness is very important.

    I found this really good training website a few months ago and now I can't remember what it is...lol...I knew I should have saved it in favorites. If I figure it out I will let you know.
     

  3. keren

    keren owned by goats

    Oct 26, 2008
    Australia
    take the harness to a saddler along with measurements and have them hand alter it to fit the nigis ... should work out cheaper than buying brand new
     
  4. RowdyKidz

    RowdyKidz Senior Member

    Apr 2, 2009
    NW Ohio
  5. yonderhill

    yonderhill New Member

    182
    Jan 15, 2009
    Upstate NY
    Well.. We had arranged a date and time to go pick it up (had been e-mailing the owner back and forth for 3 days to coordinate a meeting) for yesterday night, they e-mailed us that morning and said it was sold...HUH?
    (Keren, didn't that happen to you with some goats?) What is wrong with people? :shrug: So Thanks for your replies..looks like we won't be needing them right now :sigh:

    Jennah
     
  6. keren

    keren owned by goats

    Oct 26, 2008
    Australia
    yep, that was me :sigh: it sucks