VIDEO: Borders fortune-telling goat predicts who will win presidential election

A fortune-telling goat based in Lanton, near Jedburgh, has had a go at predicting who the next President of the USA will be.

Boots the goat, part of Les Amis D’Onno’s equine team, does stunts normally tackled by performing dogs – and he has one trick up his sleeve that even the pooches won’t attempt.

Boots the performing goat with his owner Sue Zacharias, from Jedburgh. May 25 2016 . See Centre Press story CPBOOTS; A fortune-telling billy goat called Boots is a smash hit with spectators after being trained to perform like a dog with an animal stunt group. Animal trainer Sue Zacharias, 49, has taught Boots the goat to do a whole host of tricks normally tackled by performing dogs  and he has one trick up his sleeve that even the pooches wont attempt. Sue, a mum-of-two, said the adorable goats parlour trick is to predict the future of guests at their shows. She said: Boots has his own trick during shows  fortune telling. From his box he is given two fortunes written on pieces of paper and chooses one for a special audience member.

Boots the performing goat with his owner Sue Zacharias, from Jedburgh. May 25 2016 . See Centre Press story CPBOOTS; A fortune-telling billy goat called Boots is a smash hit with spectators after being trained to perform like a dog with an animal stunt group. Animal trainer Sue Zacharias, 49, has taught Boots the goat to do a whole host of tricks normally tackled by performing dogs  and he has one trick up his sleeve that even the pooches wont attempt. Sue, a mum-of-two, said the adorable goats parlour trick is to predict the future of guests at their shows. She said: Boots has his own trick during shows  fortune telling. From his box he is given two fortunes written on pieces of paper and chooses one for a special audience member.

The three-year-old pedigree Golden Guernsey goat has shot to fame predicting the futures of fans at shows around the country.

Animal trainer Sue Zacharias, 49, taught the three-year-old pedigree Golden Guernsey to predict the future of guests at their shows.

Boots, who lives on a farm near Jedburgh, Roxburghshire, correctly foresaw the result of the Brexit vote in June.

And the goat has now predicted that Hillary Clinton will finish ahead of Donald Trump in the US presidential race.

His prediction method is rather simple ... he simply chooses from two pieces of paper with each answer on them.

Sue, a mum-of-two, said: “Boots is a popular goat as it is and he’s already well known around the UK.

“We gave him two options to see who might become the next US President. He picked Clinton.

“He has been correct in the past, so I definitely think his prediction may be popular in America.”

To be fair, he also had a nibble at Trump.

Sue is not surprised that Boots, who is part of her Les Amis D’onna equine stunt team, has become a celebrity thanks to his tricks.

She added: “I don’t think there’s another performing goat in the whole of Scotland, so he’s very special.”

After being rejected by his mum after he was born, Sue took care of him and they have been now working together for nearly three years.

He works alongside 14 horses, four dogs and 16 members of staff to perform at outdoor events all over the UK.