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Training Updates

Hello!   I have created a new collection of "journal entries" off to the left which documents my training this summer, as well as give insi…

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Terminology

To better understand my instructions, check out this photo for the parts of the harness. PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A PAPER MACHE MODEL - NOT A R…

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Getting Started -

First off, welcome! I’d glad you’ve decided to begin this amazing journey with your goat. Throughout the next two months, you and your goat…

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Working Goats Blogging Series Now Online!

Hey All! Just wanted to let everyone know I've been doing a series of guest-blog-posts on the Thrifty Homesteader (Deborah Niemann's site)…

Started by Elyse Nicholson

0 Oct 25, 2013

Training Updates

Hello!   I have created a new collection of "journal entries" off to the left which documents my training this summer, as well as give insi…

Started by Elyse Nicholson

0 Jun 9, 2011

Terminology

To better understand my instructions, check out this photo for the parts of the harness. PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A PAPER MACHE MODEL - NOT A R…

Started by Elyse Nicholson

2 Apr 4, 2011
Reply by Elyse Nicholson

Getting Started -

First off, welcome! I’d glad you’ve decided to begin this amazing journey with your goat. Throughout the next two months, you and your goat…

Started by Elyse Nicholson

2 Feb 6, 2011
Reply by Elyse Nicholson

Hitching A Team

If you’ve trained two goats, you can buy a double tree or make one, and begin by hitching the two to an empty cart. Make sure you have two…

Started by Elyse Nicholson

0 Feb 15, 2010

The Final Steps

Once you have your goat pulling a little weight, work with your goat up in weight - but do not exceed the weight rules: A 2 year old doe ca…

Started by Elyse Nicholson

0 Feb 15, 2010

Troubleshooting

Have problems with training? Confused by my training methods? Need some help? This is the place to post those questions!! Fire away! I'm re…

Started by Elyse Nicholson

0 Dec 1, 2009

Training - Weeks 4-6

By now, you should be able to lead your goat by halter with ease. If not, don’t worry. Every goat learns differently. Be patient and take s…

Started by Elyse Nicholson

0 Dec 1, 2009

Training - Weeks 1-3

Now that you have all of your equipment, we can get into the training. You will want to begin by placing your halter on your goat. Supervis…

Started by Elyse Nicholson

0 Dec 1, 2009

Training Tips

Having trouble training - check out these tips! First off let me say that there are many different ways to get your goat to respond. I am…

Started by Elyse Nicholson

4 Oct 29, 2009
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