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Donkey Fly Mask

donkey fly mask

Having a Donkey Fly Mask is sometimes necessary to help prevent flies from getting in our donkeys eyes. Flies cause irritation, infections and just annoy our poor donkeys!  I started making these donkey fly mask, aka fringed fly veils to help protect my donkeys eyes from flies. I experimented with different materials on my roughest … 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

Cleaning your Donkey Tack {Contagious Donkey Skin Diseases}

Donkey tack

Why clean old donkey tack? Do you like to buy used tack? Ever think about how not cleaning tack could affect your donkey? Recently I bought up a huge lot of used tack. Major score! I love saving money and a lot of this stuff looked brand new. A lot was in good shape but … 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

Donkey Training Information [Getting Started]

donkey training information

A huge misconception about donkeys is they don’t need any training. Donkeys do 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 … Read more