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Donkey Care [How to make Friends with a Donkey]

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How to Make Friends with a Donkey Donkey care isn’t just about the right food and shelter. It’s about the right mental health care and support too! You need to be in the mindset of being “friends” with the donkey. There are many things to know about donkeys but One of the things new owners … Read more

Donkey Training Information [Getting Started]

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A huge misconception about donkeys is they don’t need any training. Donkeys need training and equipment most other homestead animals do not need. If you have horses, donkey training and equipment will make more sense to you. Though donkeys are different and horse tack doesn’t usually fit donkeys, so you may need to read up on … Read more

Training Donkeys Tip {Train the Individual, Not Just the Donkey}

Training Donkeys Tip. Train them as individuals. What do I mean by that? Sometimes a case study provides the best explanation.  Travellers training journey… you have probably heard donkeys hate doing stuff over and over again .. most do,, but there is always an exception to the rule or role people have commonly laid out … Read more

Driving Donkey Training Tip

This Driving donkey training tip applies to all training really! We should always be aware of our donkeys moods and be cautious if we haven’t been working our donkeys consistently. Jeb, Love him SO much!! But he presented me with a challenge before I hooked up to his viceroy the other day..  Teaching an advanced … Read more

Training Donkeys: Perspective

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Training Donkeys and perspective.  🌟When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change🌟 Couldn’t tack up due to my hand injury.. but Jasper didn’t mind alittle fun ride around the arena bareback. He takes direction pretty good off leg pressure in the arena and on off the farm trails. … Read more

Donkey Halter

If you have a donkey, you need a donkey halter! Not a horse’s halter because most horse halters will not fit a donkey.  The donkey and the horse have very different head shapes. Even donkeys the same height can vary in head shape and size. Having kept donkeys since 2011, I was beyond frustrated with finding … Read more

How do you teach a donkey to lead?

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Since, How do you teach a donkey to lead, is a common question it was May’s monthly donkey training challenge! I’ve taught ALL kinds of donkey personalities to lead. Pushy, nippy, unmotivated, not confident, untrusting… young, old, foals, geldings, intact jacks, females. Trust me, all of them can learn to lead and lead well. I’ve … Read more

How to Gain a Donkeys Trust : AKA Grooming Training

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How to gain a donkeys trust by using positive methods makes things a lot easier! This month’s donkey training challenge can help you do that and more! MONTHLY CHALLANGE: GROOMING TRAINING AKA TOUCH ALL OVER!  Every month this year I’m suggesting a monthly donkey training challenge to help give you ideas, inspiration and maybe a … Read more

Are Donkeys Stubborn? {Difficult Donkeys and Training}

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Most of you know have had those times when you’ve felt like your donkey is being particularly difficult. I know I have! But are donkeys stubborn? Really? Lets take a look at donkey behavior and reasons you might not have a stubborn or difficult donkey after all! When I started keeping donkeys most of my … Read more

Training Donkeys: Liberty Donkey & Donkey Agility

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Curious about what a liberty donkey is and why would you want to do donkey agility? That’s what this week’s article is all about! The more unique ways you are training donkeys, the better your donkeys will be. What is Liberty Training? Liberty training as defined by Robin Gates of www.libertyhorsetraining.com  “At liberty, in a … Read more