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Trapshooters and Goats

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by Jawhawker, Jan 2, 2012.

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  1. Jawhawker

    Jawhawker TS Member

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    This thread is for all trapshooters who own goats as well. We have the horse and trapshooter one so this is for the other people.

    I personally don't own one at this time but have had a underlying need for atleast a couple years. When we first moved the wife to KS she needed a place for the horses. Found her an ole codger that let her board em. Well so happened he had goats. When growing up, great aunt who her raised my mom also had goats. Well this brought back fond memories of my childhood and obvious passion for kinship they fullfill. Also have a lady friend with them big suckers (can't remember what they are called right now). Trouble is the wife who has horses won't let me have a goat. The horses and trapshooter thread got me wondering how many trapshooters actually have lil goat buddies in their assortment of critters.

    If there are any owners who appreciate the breed, please send PM's to wife asking for her allowance of my ownership :)
     
  2. DONNE

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    Make sure you just get nannys. The billys "STINK"! Martin , if you grew up around goats like I did, you know exactly what I'm talking about!
     
  3. shot410ga

    shot410ga Well-Known Member

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    I thought all Trapshooters were Old Goats?
     
  4. Coyote 270

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    Hey, now that you mention it, where did the term "Goat Ropers" come from?
     
  5. ramen39

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    I've always heard that goats and horses get along fine and in some cases its recommended that if you only have one horse, A goat is good company for it.

    Roy
     
  6. trapshootin hippie

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    The best thing about having goats around is the fact that ya always have barbeque meat available. yum yummmmmmm

    GneJ
     
  7. Russ-in-Pa

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    I have a soft spot in my heart for goats too. We had a few when I was growing up.
     
  8. Setterman

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    Who's the Boss in that household? Put your foot down and get the darn goats.

    Then promptly ask for forgiveness.
     
  9. wayneo

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    My aunt use to raise a couple of them for their milk. I had a couple of cousins that couldn't drink cows milk.

    About two times a month she would tether them up in the front yard of the farm house, and wouldn't have to mow the grass.

    Free lawn mowing and milk. Doesn't get much better than that.

    Wayne
     
  10. Dahaub

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    This thread is funny.:) My sister and I had a pet goat when we were very young. She was 6 and I was 5. The goat "Lulu" was a white haired nanny with short horns my sister painted with finger nail polish. Goats can become very good pets and will forage and do well in a desert location as ours did in north west New Mexico.

    Getting to the question of "What's a goat roper?" That term used to be used when questioning the virility of a cowboy.:) Actually there at one time was a contest for girls in some rodeos where they got to show their roping skills . They didn't rope steers but did rope goats. When someone asked the question about being a goat roper and the person being spoken of was not a female the inquisitive one was kidding about the virility of the mentioned cowboy. I haven't heard that term for a long time but that's the way I remember it from years ago. :) Dan
     
  11. Jawhawker

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    Dahaub, your pretty close. Maybe Old Cowboy ill get on here and explain from a Montana VIew.

    Setterman, I know she is but still I get to have thingys to, right. I'll tell her you have a message of intent for her and to propmptly get incontact.
     
  12. mx8dave

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    My daughter rodeoed in high school ,,there was a goat roping event she participated in ,I guess she was a goat roper ,,,,MX8Dave
     
  13. Ross

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    Goats were about the only animal we didn't have growing up in Iowa, some neighbors did and those billies could get kinda ornery. Another one that could be cantankerous was geese-- ganders always--goose only when they had a fresh "clutch" or new hatch, the goose would be very lovable and let you pet them just before they started laying in the spring. Welsh ponies could be as stubborn as a mule. Thanks for jogging my memory. Ross Puls
     
  14. oskerspap12

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    And they are a hell of alot cheaper too!
     
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    Many years ago, I worked with a fella originally from deep in Mexico.

    It seems his village had a festival each year, and it was an honor to raise the goat that was served at the festival.

    Well, this was their families turn to raise the goat, and their father was very protective of that goat.

    One day, when their father went to the village, the kids were jumping off of the barn roof, into a large stack of straw, and without knowing, the goat climbed onto the straw.

    His brother jumped off and landed on the goat, breaking it's back, and killing it!

    When he found out, their father was so mad, but not just for the loss of the goat, but the shame it brought on their family.

    He said a replacement was found, but his father would not attend the festival, and was upset about this until his death.

    Danny
     
  16. recurvyarcher

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    One would have to surely question your need for this goat. I would have suspected that you needed it more BEFORE we were married.
     
  17. recurvyarcher

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    At any rate...I told you that if you will only learn how to make goat cheese, you may proceed with whatever your plans for future goat ownership may be. Just keep the hoof prints off of my Mercedes, and hope that it doesn't chew on my $3600 saddle. And the goat better not be borrowing any of my liptstick...
     
  18. CharlieAMA

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    Some people say that goats keep down distemper in horses. It is a wives tale, but that would be an excuse to get a couple. Charlie Henderson
     
  19. Bird30

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    I had Toggenburgs and one thing you don't have to worry about is wild animals bothering your horses. They kept every thing run off. Dogs,cats,coyotes, you name it. One other thing if their eyes roll back, you had better find a safe place. :)

    Dave
     
  20. ric3677

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    Wow, that was easy.

    Now we expect Pictures. LOL

    Rick in MT
     
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