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Equine Obstacle Course

Build your own equine obstacle course

I can’t say enough good things about having an equine obstacle course for your donkeys (or other equine of course). I use mine for every donkey and I plan to make multiple courses as I can. They are not only a fantastic training tool but they are really fun for the donkey and you. My … Read more

Donkey Tricks {7 Reasons Why You Should Teach Your Donkey Tricks!}

donkey tricks

Donkey Tricks  Can donkeys even learn to do tricks? It’s important to remember this: Everything we teach a donkey to do, that he wouldn’t do naturally, is a trick to him! That includes driving and riding… really even leading is a trick to a donkey! When you think about it that way, you’re only limited … Read more

Can You Ride a Donkey? {How much weight can a donkey carry?}

can you ride a donkey? donkey weight

Can you ride a donkey? Am I to big to ride my donkey? How much weight can a donkey carry? These are questions I see over and over again… but it’s a much more complicated question than weight. A good rule of thumb is they can carry 20% to 30% of their body weight in … Read more

Are Donkeys Stubborn? {Difficult Donkeys and Training}

are donkeys stubborn

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

Liberty donkey and donkey agility

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

Level 1 Donkey Training: Gaining a Donkeys Trust

Donkey training video and trailer loading

In donkey training, life will be so much easier if you work on building trust first. It’s the part of my Level 1 Foundation Training (book available in membership group) and it’s probably the most important part of training a donkey. I’m about to show you an example of how important that work in building … Read more

Training Techniques beyond Clicker Training Donkeys

Clicker training donkeys

Clicker training donkeys is Positive reinforcement training or +R. This training technique has allowed my donkeys to learn faster and has been much easier on me too. I definitely consider myself a +R based donkey trainer. I start them all out with a foundation of +R techniques. This builds trust and a bond. However, I … Read more

Driving a Donkey {Video Series from Start to Cart}

Training a donkey to pull a cart

I hope you can see throughout the following videos I’ve provided of Rocketman’s journey that driving a donkey is not a hard thing to accomplish. It’s something anyone can do as long as you have these 5  things to get started: Time to devote.  Money to invest in equipment.  Space to practice. A non-reactive friendly … Read more