Ok, so I finally got around to banding two of them, have two more to go. Supplies you will need: Clippers with at least a #10 blade, #40-#50 is better. Rubbing alcohol or iodine solution Towel (for cleaning the area with the solution of choice) Lidocaine injectable for deadening the area that you will be cutting (3-4cc per horn) Sharpie (optional, for marking the line for the incision) Scalpel and blades, the type doesn't matter Bander and bands Gloves are optional, I never use them. Jar for bands Getting Started: Prep the area Start by shaving all around the horn base, the top of the head and as far behind the horn that you can. When you get done shaving, blow off the little hairs, then clean the area well. Make sure you have your bands soaking in the alcohol or iodine. Then, you will mark, if going to, the area you will be cutting, you want to go about 1/4" below the horn ridge. Lidocaine Injections: Draw up a 6cc syringe of lidocaine for each goat you will be banding. I use a 20gX1" needle. You will be injecting the lidocaine SQ around the line you are going to be making for the incision. It can be difficult and take a few times to get it flowing well, just keep trying. Once you get it to flow out well when you depress the plunger, "fan" it out to spread it, and rub it around to distribute it 180 degrees around the front of the horn. You will have to make at least 2 "marbles" of the lidocaine. By marbles, the lidocaine will well up and make small marble sized lumps when you get it flowing well. When your done injecting it all around, rub the area a few times. Then clean the area again, as there may be some small spots of blood. You want to do both horns at the same time, so do one, the the next one right after. That way once you're done injecting the 2nd one, the 1st will be ready for banding. The other will be deadened by the time you're done banding the 1st one. The Incision: To check the area for deadness, take the scalpel blade and poke and prod the area, if the goat flinches, it's not ready. If they don't feel it, proceed. When making the incision, the purpose of it is to make it deep enough to hold two bands in it. So the depth is roughly going to be a deep as an un-stretched green band is wide. You want to make the incision 180 degrees, so from one side of the horn, all the way around in front to the other side of the horn. Keeping the incision below the horn ridge, get it nice and deep to hold the bands in. There is hardly any blood during this procedure, so don't worry about it spurting or bleeding like a stuck pig. Also, do one horn at a time. Banding: The hardest part! The goat won't feel you doing this, thanks to the lidocaine, but this is truly the hardest part! Getting the dang thing over the horn and to the base with part of the little bander arm slipping part of the band off, or it popping off the bander prematurely, or the goat moved ever so slightly and it came off in the wrong spot. Trial and error, it may take you 20 tries before you get one band on.... or maybe I'm just exceptionally challenged in the art of using a bander :lol: But fear not, if you mess up, just roll the band off and throw it back in the alcohol jar, grab another band and try again.