Most all off-the-shelf tack and equipment is made for horses. The donkey is uniquely built and shaped very different from a horse. Mule tack rarely works either.
2 donkeys can have a different build and shape to them even if they are the same height.
If your donkey tack and equipment doesn’t fit, this can make the donkey uncomfortable. This will make training and activities with your donkey difficult.
Sometimes vintage tack can work for donkeys but most often a custom source is needed.
Then there is the issue of finding an artisan tack maker who understands that donkeys are built differently. Tack should also be beautiful. We adorn horses with the most beautiful tack and plenty of options. Donkey owners should have these options too!
By offering my skills and custom tack items, I hope to help donkeys be more comfortable and their humans smile every time they see their donkey in beautiful tack.