Dave (TDG Farms) S.E. Washington State
I was so proud of Legion today. As part of a 4H clinic I got to bring Legion and his pack gear and talk a little bit about pack goats and the do's and don'ts. This is the first time in at least 6 months he has left the property other then a couple of quick very locale walks. And it was his first time being fully outfitted and some weight put in his panniers. Aside from handling that perfectly he was surrounded by kids and parents and 8, yep 8 dogs and acted like a total gentleman. Not once getting spooked or skiddish. Didnt take a swipe at any of the dogs but calmly sniffed em, even when they ran near him or started barking. He stood tall and proud for pictures and pets. This was also the first time he has been hi lined since the rendy last year and other then a couple of quite calls to me when I would walk away, he acted like he had been doing it for years. But most of the time he was off his lead and allowed to wonder around, though never getting more then a few steps away from me. He didnt try to eat the flowers or the trees or even the grain outta the lip pan that someone had brought to show how to show clip a goat. Granted the grain wasnt his normal stuff and after a sniff of it one time, he never even gave it a second look. But even the stuff on all the tables were given a quick once over and ignored the rest of the day. And at the end when all but us and the 4H leaders family were sitting around chatting he just laid down behind my chair and took a little nap. A bird dog breeder came up to me and said "I dont know how you did it but that goat behaves better then most dogs Ive been around. And a hell of a lot better then any other goat I have been around." Yep am a proud papa for sure.