Wash & cut meat into bite-sized pieces. Leave in the bones as they add flavor & become chewable after cooking. Combine seasoning ingredients & rub into meat. Cover and marinate 1 1/2 hours or overnight. Boil water in heavy saucepan or Dutch oven. Add goat meat & seasonings & marinade, stir.
Cover pot & cook slowly over medium heat, stir occasionally. Continue to simmer for at least 1-2 hours or until meat is tender and easily separated from bones. Add more water if necessary. Remove bay leaves before serving.