Newbies!!

Discussion in 'Pack and Working Goats' started by Riverside Fainters, Jan 16, 2020.

  1. Riverside Fainters

    Riverside Fainters Active Member

    778
    Feb 6, 2013
    Hey everyone, I am just starting out in this new hobby. I am going to start training my 4 year old Myotonic wether to pull a cart!! That is one the weather warms up... currently -29 with windchill. Cannot wait to get him going!! 20200112_142408.jpeg 20200112_143720.jpeg 20200112_142555.jpeg
     
  2. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California

  3. Moers kiko boars

    Moers kiko boars Well-Known Member

    Apr 22, 2018
    Oklahoma
    Nice looking boy. Those short guys pack the muscle and are soooo strong! Let me know how he does!
     
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  4. GoofyGoat

    GoofyGoat Well-Known Member

    Sep 21, 2018
    TEXAS
    Looks like you're ready...now if the weather would cooperate you'd be set :)
     
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  5. Riverside Fainters

    Riverside Fainters Active Member

    778
    Feb 6, 2013
    I agree with the weather...currently in a winter storm watch and are expecting 8-12 inches.... he will start training as soon as we can
     
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  6. GoofyGoat

    GoofyGoat Well-Known Member

    Sep 21, 2018
    TEXAS
    Maybe you can train him to pull a sleigh until you need wheels on it and get a cart instead.
     
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  7. Riverside Fainters

    Riverside Fainters Active Member

    778
    Feb 6, 2013
    So it happened!!! I had Gil pulling the sled today!! Tonight I modified it, added some holes and stuff!! Cannot wait to try again tomorrow!! 20200125_173039.jpeg 20200125_173035.jpeg 20200125_101551.jpeg
     
  8. Moers kiko boars

    Moers kiko boars Well-Known Member

    Apr 22, 2018
    Oklahoma
    That sounds like so much fun! I bet Gil is loving it too! The myotonics are such loving goats. I really enjoy mine!
     
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  9. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
  10. goathiker

    goathiker I'm watching you Staff Member Supporting Member

    Can I ask where you bought your harness?
     
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  11. Riverside Fainters

    Riverside Fainters Active Member

    778
    Feb 6, 2013
    I finally got the harnessed "fitted" more correctly. I had to add holes to it to be able to tighten it some more. We are also currently looking for a small pony cart for him too!! 20200125_173036.jpeg 20200125_173035.jpeg
     
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  12. Moers kiko boars

    Moers kiko boars Well-Known Member

    Apr 22, 2018
    Oklahoma
    What about a Trotters surey? They are lightweight. Would that work?
     
  13. Riverside Fainters

    Riverside Fainters Active Member

    778
    Feb 6, 2013
    Something like this is what my boyfriend was thinking... i was thinking 4 wheel, but he said this should ne lighter Screenshot_20200202-162358_Facebook-01.jpeg
     
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  14. MamaJenDSP

    MamaJenDSP Member

    65
    May 25, 2016
    Eastern US
    My son (12 y.o.) & I tease that we are going to teach all our Nigies to pull. Then have a “9-in-hand” goat team! Can y’all imagine?!
     
  15. SalteyLove

    SalteyLove Well-Known Member

    Jun 18, 2011
    New England
    How exciting, I can't wait to hear more about his progress.

    Is it a goat-specific harness or you've had to modify one made for small ponies?
     
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  16. Riverside Fainters

    Riverside Fainters Active Member

    778
    Feb 6, 2013
    It's a tough1 nylon miniature horse harness I have modified. Due to the ice and such, we have not done any training.. but cannot wait to start!
     
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  17. Riverside Fainters

    Riverside Fainters Active Member

    778
    Feb 6, 2013
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  18. Riverside Fainters

    Riverside Fainters Active Member

    778
    Feb 6, 2013
    Big news!!!! We got a cart!! I found a cart 2hrs away that we went to pick up! It has some rust and the shafts are tweaked slightly, but nothing that cant be fixed. We also started training Gil, this will be harder than I thought but we will get there. IMG_20200222_201458_058.jpeg 20200222_163804-01.jpeg IMG_20200222_201458_059.jpeg 20200222_115413.jpeg
     
  19. Moers kiko boars

    Moers kiko boars Well-Known Member

    Apr 22, 2018
    Oklahoma
    Keep us posted! This is exciting!
     
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