Country Lore: Goofy Goat Horns Sheath

If you have a goat that isn't too bright about fences, fasten a loop of rubber hose to each of its goat horns and maybe the animal's head won't get stuck.

| October/November 2009

  • Goat horns
    It may not be pretty, but this goat horns guard keeps her head from getting stuck in the fence.
    PHOTO: KIM RATCLIFF

  • Goat horns

We have goats with horns and have had frustrations keeping their heads from getting stuck in the fence. After cutting many holes in the fence, we knew we had to come up with a solution.

New fencing was out of our price range, and we had only one goat that was getting her head stuck routinely. So my husband cut a piece of washing machine hose and used clamps to attach the hose to each of her horns to use as a goat horn sheath. Now she might look a little funny, but we can leave the house and not worry that she will get stuck in the fence for long periods of time. Cheap. Easy. Humane.

Kim and Bryan Ratcliff
Dana, Indiana

Jimmy Ray
8/23/2012 5:45:06 PM

Hey I did the same thing that Robert suggested and made a YouTube video about it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zwwc73rsgXE


Robert_128
2/1/2010 6:43:48 PM

You can also duct tape a piece of pvc pipe across the horns to stop the goats from putting their heads through the fence. It also makes a great handle when you need to hold the goat still or move them to a new location.







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