I know some people are very opposed to tethering... BUT at the moment, my fences are 4 ft sheep wire with 2 strands barbed wire on top. And Demi can very easily hop over these fences. I dont know what my buck's gonna be like, but I would expect if Demi could do it, so could he? So I dont want to leave him locked up on his own all the time cause I think that's cruel, so I was debating getting a tether for him so he can be outside, and also see the goats. YES I know Demi could still jump a fence to get to him. At the moment not really an issue as she's pregnant... and then next fall I'll want him to breed her anyway. Obviously something I'd have to think about if i didnt want her bred!!! If I did tether him - would it be safest to buy a harness like for a large dog, and tether him using that so that if he spooked or something, it wouldnt just grab his neck? Like one of those harnesses that goes under their belly and behind their front legs as well as around their neck. I'm assuming a halter on his face would be even more dangerous than tethering him using a collar. I have tethered my goats in the past - infrequently - and that was using a collar, but I found they walked round and round the tether and their rope got shorter and shorter and shorter... He would be tethered inside an existing field, too. Not just out on a highway or something.