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SlickTxMaine:
My daughter is showing goats this year for the first time.  She is 10 yrs. old.  Her goats are bracing really good, but the problem is that they are pushing her back when they brace.  Is there a way to train them not to overpower her?

frostback:
This is a question I was going to ask. Are you supposed to brace goats? I know sheep but are they now doing goats?

SlickTxMaine:

--- Quote from: frostback on February 15, 2012, 08:55:43 AM ---This is a question I was going to ask. Are you supposed to brace goats? I know sheep but are they now doing goats?

--- End quote ---

This is our first year showing goats, and at our local show, they brace goats.  Looking at pics from major shows in Texas.....they brace goats.  Not sure where you are from, so check with a knowledgeable person in your area. 

frostback:
Yes I will check but I am sure they do not. Now heres a hypothetical for you, if in your area they do not brace, but the judge is from Texas, do you brace? I guess it would make sense to teach them too, but not always do it.

Jill:
I'm a little late here, but what the heck.  We have this same problem in Kansas, we are not allowed to brace or touch the goat other than to set the feet yet when you get to a major show they are all full brace shows just like sheep.  The look of a goat drastically changes some for the good some not, so do you pick a goat based on how they look braced or not braced?

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