Originally Posted by RobertB
Is this a real common method put where your at? Educate a southern guy!
Is this same as mules but with less headache? JUst wondering as I never knew of this!
Beautiful critters though
I've used goats before. They're not common but they should be. They're inexpensive to buy and keep, require very little training, don't need much water, eat anything, you don't need to lead them because they follow you, can go anywhere you can go, any kind of trailer will work to haul them, tack is less expensive, settle game down if you bump them and a goat wreck is a good story instead of a trip to the hospital. They'll haul about 40 lbs on the trail (a little less packing meat out of the steeps) depending upon breed and size. A rodeo caused by a scary thing ends with all of them standing right next to you instead of 8 miles down the trail. They require almost no maintenance/vetting except maybe trimming their feet once a year. When they die you can turn them into sausage.