Today we went on a 5 mile training hike. This is me with my main packer Time and my new 2 year old prospect, Sid. Goats can carry up to 35% of there body weight. I keep them closer to 25% for Time that is a little over 50lbs and we have others that easily do 75 lbs. Great hiking buddies. When on trail with no traffic they do not need lead ropes and follow along better then most dogs.