Training a pack goat to cross water is very easy when done correctly. There are a couple of things to consider before we dive in, so let’s discuss those first. Your goat’s safety must be considered first in this equation and I’m going to teach you how to train pack goats to cross water with […]
General Principles of Training Pack Goats Training pack goats is reasonably easy and goats are very smart and pick up new information very quickly. The goal of this article will be to help you handle 95% of all issues, necessary training and disciplinary strategies to make packing goats into the back country easy and hassle […]
Pack goat yearlings are ready to start training with a soft pack loaded with mostly bulk. Please do not use dog packs (as many do) as it holds the weight too high on their shoulders and loads the spine. These kid packs have detachable panniers which allows for you to weigh them. That is very […]
Training baby pack goats is a very “over thought” thing. It’s because we are so excited to get started that we forget that they train very easy and a primary component to training baby packers is to love them up and create a bond. Having a good pack goat play structure for babies is key […]
. In this video I talk about the importance of weighing your pack goat and having a scale. I also talk about how to make a nervous goat do what you want and have it go well using patience and love. Weighing your goats will help you know how much you can put on them, […]
In this podcast, Cannon and Marc talk about long term goat packing strategies, pack goats in bad weather, training pack goats, breeding pack goats (to another goat) and the history of pack goats and as always…some wilderness living and hippy stuff. Enjoy.
There is more to loading goats than it seems. Pack goats have a pecking order and they need to be loaded considering that order. Always put the most submissive in first and the most aggressive last. Also, if you have a goat that has trouble loading use the one leg up model I show in […]
Please take the time to give us a review on iTunes. In this podcast, Marc talks to Dwite Sharp, one of the leading breeders of Pack Goats in the country. They talk everything from training to nutrition. Dwite has been breeding and running a pack string for over 20 years. It was really cool hearing […]