The same thing is done with racing horses. Except that they use a goat. [x]
HELLO FAST CAT I AM YOUR DESIGNATED DOG FRIEND
Opponents would literally attempt to kidnap each other’s goats in an effort to upset the horse and cause them to lose the race. [x]
I have a weird derailing question. Is this the origin of the idiom about getting someone’s goat?
As a matter of fact, it is!
I just learned so much from this one post.