Yule goats

Discussion in 'Pack Goat Training' started by mmahamilton, Sep 4, 2020.

  1. mmahamilton

    mmahamilton Active Member

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    Jun 25, 2020
    indiana
    Over the long weekend I ran across russian horse chimes that are attached to the saddle part of the harness. I'm in love with these things! Has anyone used these on goats?
    I have some brass bells that are similar to the horse chimes and I think that I may be able to make a set .
     
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  2. mmahamilton

    mmahamilton Active Member

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    Jun 25, 2020
    indiana
    Here is a pic of the horse chimes
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  3. Moers kiko boars

    Moers kiko boars Well-Known Member

    Apr 22, 2018
    Oklahoma
    Oh...i love the horse chimes. Im sure your goat would get used to them. That is such a cute & clever idea. ! Good luck and please keep us informed with your pictures & ideas. I use alot of the Dollar Store Christmas decorations. Im suprised with all they carry.
    Cant wait to see your final pictures!
     
  4. mmahamilton

    mmahamilton Active Member

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    Jun 25, 2020
    indiana
    Omg I found a set of horse chimes and they were in my price range! They have the most lovely sound even though someone painted them. Now I just need to get them attached to the harness. Is there any special kind of hardware to do this?
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  5. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
  6. Moers kiko boars

    Moers kiko boars Well-Known Member

    Apr 22, 2018
    Oklahoma
  7. Damfino

    Damfino Well-Known Member

    Dec 29, 2013
    Right behind you
    Very nice! Looks to me like you should be able fasten them to the harness saddle with Chicago screws.
     
  8. GoofyGoat

    GoofyGoat Well-Known Member

    Sep 21, 2018
    TEXAS
    If you have a Michaels craft store near you they sell door bells like the ones mentioned from Walmart but you can go online and get some good discount coupons also Michaels carries a really large assortment of baskets that could work too.
    Can't wait for pictures :)
     
  9. mmahamilton

    mmahamilton Active Member

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    Jun 25, 2020
    indiana
    Just thought I would post an update of the progress. This has been a slow process (been working and on call a lot) but here is the mock up of the pack saddle I have made so far with one of the baskets. I have been modleing it after a traditional Shetland klibber with kishie baskets. Still have a lot of work but I’m quite pleased with the results. 5D61EAAC-F315-482D-AE97-F00FFA41BB4F.jpeg 5D61EAAC-F315-482D-AE97-F00FFA41BB4F.jpeg 5D61EAAC-F315-482D-AE97-F00FFA41BB4F.jpeg 5D61EAAC-F315-482D-AE97-F00FFA41BB4F.jpeg 5D61EAAC-F315-482D-AE97-F00FFA41BB4F.jpeg 5D61EAAC-F315-482D-AE97-F00FFA41BB4F.jpeg
     
  10. mmahamilton

    mmahamilton Active Member

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    Jun 25, 2020
    indiana
    Sorry about the multiple images of the same photo. My iPad went crazy.
     
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  11. Damfino

    Damfino Well-Known Member

    Dec 29, 2013
    Right behind you
    Very cool saddle! Nice work! We actually took our Christmas card photos yesterday and dressed our boy Finn up as the Yule Goat and my husband dressed as Santa. We had a great time decking out our pack saddles. I'm never disappointed that we chose red as our pack colors. Red is nicely visible if a goat wanders into the bushes (or if we stupid humans get lost and need rescuing), it holds up well without fading, and it works for Christmas costumes!

    Anyway, here's our Christmas card this year:
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  12. Caileigh Jane Smith

    Caileigh Jane Smith Well-Known Member

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    Dec 1, 2019
    Missouri, USA
    @Damfino I love it!

    @mmahamilton it's looking good! It will be fun to see the finished result on your goat!
     
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  13. HMNS

    HMNS Active Member

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    Jul 15, 2019
    Brown County, Ohio

    So CUTE!!!!
     
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  14. Moers kiko boars

    Moers kiko boars Well-Known Member

    Apr 22, 2018
    Oklahoma
    @mmahamilton beautiful saddle. Looks antique...love it

    @Damfino ..That is a GREAT PIC! Love it!
     
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  15. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
  16. MadHouse

    MadHouse Well-Known Member

    Gorgeous picture!!!
     
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  17. Goats Rock

    Goats Rock Member

    Jun 20, 2011
    NE Ohio
    I like that saddle! Beautiful. And the Santa/Pack Goat photo is wonderful! You could package and sell those! I would buy them!
     
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  18. Damfino

    Damfino Well-Known Member

    Dec 29, 2013
    Right behind you
    Now that's an idea! But if I sold them they wouldn't be uniquely "ours" any more.
     
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