Horace & Wilfred
Horace and Wilfred came to us in 2003 from Sunderland, they were part of a herd of seven goats whose owner had died unexpectedly and her family were at a loss as to what to do with the animals.
Wilfred is yet another example of a pygmy goat and has unusual colouring in that his coat is mainly blue. When he arrived here we thought he would follow his friend Horace out of the horse box into a pen but no, Wilfred took off up the road and it took three hours to catch him as he sped round the local village, it was only thanks to a very athletic young man that we caught him at all.
Poor Wilfred did not like humans, he was a very frightened wee goat but nowadays although he is not the friendliest of goats he is okay about being caught and handled.
Horace on the other hand loves people and being petted.
Horace is a Toggenburg goat and has a pair of very small and twisted horns which tend to grow into his forehead and sometimes have to be sawn off, a process that, although pain free, Horace does not like at all! Horace is a laid back friendly goat and his favourite thing in life is definitely Wilfred though he gets on well with all the other goats.
He is forgiving too and does not hold the sawing of his horns against us but prefers not being touched on the head. We have no idea what age either of these goats are but guess they are well past their first flush of youth.