I am having a really hard time trying to make a decision on goats I don't even have yet! I am going to get a pair of dwarf Nigerian doelings (if all goes well) from a breeder next spring, already put down the deposit. Anyway, I am angsting over whether I should disbud them or not. Pros about horns: Natural cooling system Can be used for defense Disbudding is painful Scurs from improper disbudding Cons about horns: Dangerous to handler/herdmates Can get caught in fences - death of goat if not caught quick enough Most shows have "no horn policy" Broken horn = massive blood loss I am honestly leaning towards disbudding. But if the breeder doesn't do it before I pick the kids up, I don't think I'd be able to do it myself the first time. I'd need someone to show me how firsthand. I don't want to mess up and hurt the babies! I don't know of anyone else in my area who keeps goats, so not sure where to start to find a local goat mentor who could help.