Halters for Goats and Sheep

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Felicia, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. Felicia

    Felicia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone know where I can get some? I have been searching for some. And if I do find them, they aren't pretty looking whatsoever [​IMG]. I have some Pygmy mix goats, Alpine goat, and Romney sheep - so I need from very tiny halters to a large halter.

    (Sorry if I put this in the wrong section...)
     
  2. Goattalker

    Goattalker Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. dfchaser

    dfchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Jeffers and Hoegger goats does. I have some sm ones and i do not like they way they fit on my pygmy's. I needed to make more holes in it so i could even think about getting it tight enough. I decided to switch with collars and their face hair doesnt get all smushed anymore.
     
  4. Keriamon

    Keriamon Out Of The Brooder

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    Can you tie a rope halter for them, like people make for horses? (You should be able to find instructions online.) Some people specifically use a thinner rope because it's supposed to be more uncomfortable IF they lean on it. It's supposed to discourage them from pulling you around the yard by the lead rope. Not a bad idea if your critters have a tendency to spook or dart off in random directions, taking your arm socket with them.
     
  5. ODS-n-ENS FARM

    ODS-n-ENS FARM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use dog harnesses on my pygmys w/matching leash . I never thought of a harness and collars made me uncomfortable(getting caught on something and causing the goat to be hung ) . I use Lupine http://lupinepet.com/dog/med_dog.php
     
  6. Goattalker

    Goattalker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Goats need a halter that is shaped differently than what you see on a horse. The problem I found was the goats hated them, a collar the didn't mind (used only for leading) but the halter was a huge fight.
     

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