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Goats unleashed
Amy Walters, 14, demonstrates how she will show her goat Fawn before judges at the Green County Fair on Friday. Entrants won't be allowed to use leashes during the competition. (Times photo: Jeff Buchanan)
MONROE - One of the biggest challenges in getting a goat ready for a competition is teaching it to heel and walk at the same pace as the person showing the animal, said Jeremy Snelson, who has years of experience showing goats and other animals at the Green County Fair. On Wednesday, Snelson's 14-year-old daughter Amy Walters demonstrated how she'll walk with Fawn, a baby alpine goat born in April, in front of a panel of judges at 9 a.m. Friday. While Walters used a leash during the practice round, the goat for the most part stayed at her hip, rarely getting more than a foot away.