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Donkey Health Care {Using Essential Oils}

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The History of Using Essential Oils Essential oils have been used for centuries. They’ve been used on livestock just as they have been used on people for longer than anyone really knows. They are perfect for donkey health care support. Some of the earliest recordings of essential oil use were by the Egyptians. They used … Read more

Donkey Care {Do Donkeys Choke?}

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Do Donkeys Choke? This article on donkey care is about choke. One of those things that rarely occurs with donkeys yet it happened to one of mine! To date, choke is one of the scariest things I’ve dealt with!  Choke in horses is fairly common, especially for older horses. Sometimes choke symptoms may be subtle. … Read more

Tack Care {Conditioning and Restoring Leather}

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If you are going to train donkeys you will need tack. Tack care and the ability to recondition tack will become important because tack is expensive! One of the best ways to stay on budget? Buy used tack and equipment! Even if you have to restore the leather tack or make some repairs its worth … Read more

Donkey Grooming {FREE Recipe Coat Conditioner)

Donkey grooming is so easy compared to grooming a horse. There are occasions where donkeys need some extra grooming attention. Like for shows and competitions. But also for unfortunate incidents when donkeys get into a patch of cockleburs! I also use grooming as a good way to bond and build trust with my donkeys. I’m … Read more

How do Donkeys show affection?

Donkeys are highly affectionate animals once they trust you. I often see the question ‘how do donkeys show affection?’ and thought I would write a little about my experiences on the subject along with some donkey behavior information. Personally, I find it very difficult to bond with a horse, yet fairly easy to bond with … Read more