How to Make a Halter for a Goat Using a Rope

Written by leigh nichol | 13/05/2017
How to Make a Halter for a Goat Using a Rope
Rope halters and collars popular methods of harnessing goats. (Hemera Technologies/ Images)

Goats may seem like stubborn animals, but just like children, they are only as stubborn as you allow them to be. Putting a halter and lead on your goat regularly is never a bad thing. A fancy halter and lead is not needed for just leading them around your property. In fact, if you have just 10 feet of rope, you have all you need to lead your goat around.

Take one end of your rope. Wrap it around the bridge of your goat's nose. Lightly tie this loop and then gently slide the loop off your goat's nose.

Strengthen this loop by tightly double-knotting the rope. Make sure this knot is as tight as possible before going to the next step.

Slide the loop back over your goat's nose. The knot and excess rope should be on the right-hand side of the goat's face. Bring the excess rope over the crown of the goat's head, behind his ears and to the left side of his nose.

Loop the rope two times around the nose band on the left-hand side. Make sure the halter fits appropriately. You should be able to fit a finger or two under the rope halter all the way around the goat's head. If you cannot, it is too snug. If you can fit more than a finger or two under the rope halter, it is too loose.

Knot the rope on the left side once you have fit the halter to fit the goat properly. Double-knot the left side like you did on the right. The excess rope on the left is your lead. There should be at least 6 feet of excess rope on the left side.

Things you need

  • 10 feet of rope

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