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Goat Yoga a hit with participants and curious onlookers during Hants County Exhibition

Every year the exhibition tries new things to attract new visitors, this year was goat yoga.
Every year the exhibition tries new things to attract new visitors, this year was goat yoga.

WINDSOR, N.S. – And now for the warrior pose… Baaahhh!

Jill Collicutt made the trip from Sackville to the Hants County Exhibition for one main purpose, goat yoga.

“I thought it would be a cool experience, it’s something different that I’ve never done,” Collicutt said. “It was really cool, and I was surprised by how much the goats interacted with the people.”

Every year the exhibition tries new things to attract new visitors, this year was goat yoga.

Collicutt said the goats added a sense of calmness to it, but also a bit of humour as well.

“I’m checking out other things while I’m here, but I specifically came to hang out with goats today,” she said. “I just think they’re really cool animals, they’ve got a lot of personality.”

She added that she’s hoping to experience goat yoga again in the near future.

Yoga enthusiasts and goats interact during the final day of the Hants County Exhibition on Sept. 24, 2017.

Holly Ross, who facilitated the goat yoga during the exhibition, said yoga with goats is very therapeutic.

“I will say that goat yoga is new to me, but there’s been a lot of hype surrounding it,” Ross said. “Typically you’d use smaller goats than what we had here, and they will climb on you and get a bit more involved.”

Ross said she was really happy with the turnout, adding that she hopes it continues to catch on.

“The outstanding crowd that has come to watch is just loving it,” she said. “We’ve had a lot of positive feedback here and on social media.”

The goats were provided by Oulton’s Farm in Martock.

Jill Collicutt, who visited the exhibition from Sackville, said she was excited to try goat yoga for the first time.

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