I posted this on the backyard heard forum.. thought Id ad it here too... http://www.backyardherds.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=70317#p70317 I bought a pretty red ball at the store last week and wondered if the goat and lamb would push it around at all... well no, not at first. But yesterday I was scratching the goats head, and then with the palm of my hand on his head I gave him a push backwards and kept the palm of my hand out after I did it.. Well he looks at my hand and you could see him thinking "OK, I'll play" lol He then steps towards me, drops his head, and pushes on my hand. We did this a few times, and he kept coming back for more. Realizing this could be dangerous as he matures I decide to use the ball instead of my hand and I used that to push against him. He continued playing and pushing harder, backing up and rearing up on his hind legs then charging the ball with his head down .. reminded me of a mountain goat. I was loving it! he was really quite frisky and playful, and seeing him rear up like that over and over was amazing !. After a while I held the ball on the ground and he continued to push on it. When I stopped holding it he began pushing it around the field a little and pawing at it, He was even making noises as he pawed at the ball ... so much fun to watch. When he eventually pushed it into the brush, he laid down beside it and rubbed his face on it. so cute. It was like he was thinking ... Ohhh I love my new ball. lol He is a 6 month old fainting goat and his horns will eventually pop this little ball, so I think I'll get him a basket or socker ball that is a lot more durable.