Pack Goat Conditioning and Weight Bearing Timeline

pack goat conditioning

Pack Goat Conditioning Pack Goat conditioning is a “new science” and I’m going to share with you what I have found to works best.  I’ve noticed as new people are coming into this wonderful lifestyle/pastime that they are pushing their goats younger and younger. I wanted to build a timeline that could be followed of […]

Training your Pack Goat Kid. Everything Your Pack Goat Will Need to Learn Year One.

Training your pack goat kid

Training your Pack Goat Kid This article’s intent will be to teach you everything you need to know about training your pack goat in their first year.  It will start from when you get them home and they are still bottle feeding and finish with training them on the trail when they are yearlings.  I […]

Hunting with Pack Goats and Strategy

Hunting with Pack Goats

 Hunting with Pack Goats Hunting with pack goats can be an incredibly effective way to hunt. You just need a good game plan on how to go about it and the advantages will outweigh the disadvantages. I’m going to go into detail on hunting tactics as well as camping and “goat management” equipment that you’ll […]

Podcast on “All Things Pack Goats”

All Things Pack Goats

All Things Pack Goats In this podcast “All Things Pack Goats”, the host of “Finding Back Country” interviews Marc Warnke on many topics about packing with goats.  They talk about everything from pack goat gear, training, hunting strategies and so on.  They also discuss the topic of the difference between goats and llamas as pack […]

Hunting Elk with Pack Goats – “Elkville II”

Elkville III In this video Marc Warnke and his buddies harvest 3 6×6 bulls in 4 days.  The bulls were located in different parts of that location. Also, the bulls were taken on three separate mornings over 9 miles in from the trail head.  This trio get’s it done on public land filling freezers with […]

Pack Goat Elk Hunting Video

Hunting with Pack Goats

Pack Goat Elk Hunting Pack goat elk hunting is such a treat. This trip wouldn’t have been possible without pack goats. Watch as Marc Warnke and his buddies harvest two good bulls while hunting alongside their trusty pack goats.  Hunting With Pack Goats can be amazingly rewarding. See more of Marc Warnke’s hunting with pack […]

Plan Your Pack Goat String…Build it Like You Would a Football Team

pack goat string

Plan your Pack Goat String This plan your pack goat string article is going to go in depth, coaching you how to plan your pack goat string. I get asked a lot about what breed is best for a pack goat. My answer is always the same. Build and plan your string to be like […]

How to Cross Water With Pack Goats

How to cross water with pack goats

How to Cross Water with Pack Goats  I get asked all the time how to cross water with pack goats. 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 […]

Training Pack Goats: A Complete How To

Training Pack Goats

General Principles of Training Pack Goats This article is going to show you everything you need to know about 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. […]

Marc Warnke Kid Trainer Frameless Soft saddle

Goat Trainer Soft Saddle

Goat Trainer Soft Saddle Pack goat yearlings are ready to start training with a goat trainer soft saddle loaded with mostly bulk.  Please do not use dog packs. Many people do but it’s harmful for goats. It holds the weight too high on their shoulders and loads the spine.  These kid packs have detachable panniers […]

Training Baby Pack Goats

Training Baby Pack Goats

Training Baby Pack Goats 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 easily. The primary component to training baby packers is to love them up and create a bond.  Having a good pack goat play structure for […]

How To Weigh Pack Goats

How to weigh pack goats

How to Weigh Pack Goats How to weigh pack goats is a crucial skill to know. 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 […]

loading goats into your truck/trailer

Loading Goats

Loading Goats for Transport There is more to loading goats than it seems.  Pack goats have a pecking order and goats need to be loaded with that order in consideration.  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 […]