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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

Mindset for Training a Donkey

training a donkey

In anything you want to accomplish you must get in the right mindset. I believe there is a mindset for training a donkey you must get in before you even start. Donkeys can feel your emotions much like horses. If you are frustrated or lack confidence, your donkey will know, and it can affect training. … Read more

How to Train a Driving Donkey {With Videos}

Training a driving donkey

Training a driving donkey yourself isn’t that hard. I struggled for a couple of years with thinking I couldn’t do it and finally jumped in. How? That part wasn’t easy. There are no donkey trainers here so I pieced my program for training driving donkeys together from multiple sources from the internet and advice from … Read more

Tack Care {Conditioning and Restoring Leather}

tack care

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