Acquired: Farmyard / Feedstore adoption
Laporte, Colorado, United States
Posted Feb 03, 2019
Pearl, our Saanen Goat, is the first goat and the only goat I've owned. We bought her to be a companion for my miniature horse, Apollo.
She has been such a fun experience! We absolutely love her unique personality and sweet temperament.
We never bred her or used her for milk because we simply didn't have the time that milking requires.
She gets along with our horses just fine. Apollo, our gelding, let's her get away with stealing his grain and playing, but our mare, Lady, doesn't let Peal get away with anything and will often herd her where she wants her to go to our great amusement.
The only problem that arises with Pearl is that she gets easily excited and she was never de-horned. So whenever a new face comes into her pen she ends up scaring them away with her frolicking and swinging head. While it is very funny to us, she seriously scares newcomers who are unfamiliar to goats.
On a normal day though she is so so sweet. She's getting older now so she spends most of the day napping, and she loves when I come to sit with her and pet her. She absolutely loves attention and being petted.
I have loved owning this goat and if I ever choose to own one again I will definitely look into this breed again.