This is a great read whether you own goats or are just curious about goat/horse/llama packing. Trust me, once you have carried 85lbs of gear for 12 miles over the Continental Divide, you will think of it... Goat Packing offers advantages that the other means of animal packing do not: Goats can go anywhere, they are friendlier, you do not need to carry separate food for them for the trail and they do no environmental damage. Goat packing is a great way to keep getting into the remote country you love without breaking your back or knees and will save you much energy to off track hikes, climbing and peak bagging. This book give you the basics on choosing and using goats for packing gear and points you to other more detailed vet, breeding, and training resources. Mionczynski's years of experience of actually working with goats really shows and can give one a head start if you are planning a trip with an outfitter using goats or if you are thinking of doing it yourself.