I discovered by accident that my stallion loves to jump. When my final goat died of old age, I moved him to her old stall which was larger and it gave him free access to his paddock and pastures. Instead of using the goat ramp, which was rather steep, he would just jump out the door and clear the ramp completely. To get in, he'd jump in sideways, skipping the ramp. Worried he'd slip going in sideways, I built a longer, wider ramp. He still wouldn't use it. Left to his own devices, he would run at the ramp sideways and still jump on the damn thing. So I tore that down after a few days. Its been about three years of him jumping in and out of that door. He's good enough now he doesn't need to run. He can stand in front and jump straight in or drop out. With all the jumping, he's eroded the ground even deeper so I need to build that back up before winter. It's a 23" jump not counting the depression which is probably 6 inches now. I've put eavestrough up to prevent ice and when there is ice I clear it. I also use the snowblower to clear trails for all of them because they would be up to their ears in snow some years. I still worry he is going to hurt himself and I've considered building up the whole paddock to make it more level with the door. More safe for him. At the same time, this is definitely helping to keep him healthy. He's in and out dozens of times some days. What do you think?