One day Jimmy Junior and I decided to take our 4 year old Brutus and his little brother Rocky out for a hike in the Colorado foothills at a place called South Valley Park. It is such a magical valley and runs along the same fault line as Red Rocks and Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs. There are amazing rock formations!
I bought more tack and tethers because I was so inspired. Then I started training my goats with a shepherds hook. I discovered the hook can be used for protection against predator attacks. I bought bear spray for further protection and purchased some packing equipment for first aid and food.
The 4 eventually learned the valley and are confident in hiking South Valley Park.Things were really coming together for us!!
The hikes were organizing into a system I felt safe to use with others. This is was an amazing feeling because we could share the experience! Jimmy and I were bonding even more as son and father, plus we were bonding with our goats. Eventually we brought other goats like Mary and Pepper. We brought more people along to help us train them. It wasn't difficult to find people because everyone wanted to go!
One day I thought about it and came up with a name for our excursions. We decided to call them "Goat Walkabouts ", which birthed the newest RMGY family creation!
Goat Walkabouts are basically a companion hike with goats! Some goats are meant to pack gear and that's cool but these guys were meant to just be your friend on a journey! A companion on a magical adventure!
These goats are natural climbers and they love to be out in nature! They like rocks and trees.. Farms are safe for keeping and raising goats but these little guys love to be outdoors in the foothills! They are curious explorers ready for adventure!
Goats behave similar to a horse in that they run from danger and are very skittish so it's not like walking a dog. They can be stubborn and they can act out in a variety of ways because they are just being goats. This is a learning experience and a bonding experience. The goal is to bond with your animal and learn about them! It is educational and it is a blast!
We think this idea is awesome but we could sure use some financial help getting it started. Thus far we have built the biz without the need for loans or gifts. It's all hard work from goat yoga events and determination.