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

How to Transport a Donkey {Ultimate Guide to Trailer Loading a Donkey}

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Need to know how to transport a donkey? Trailer loading a donkey is just like anything else… you need time, patience and a plan to train them for it. It’s not easy but its’ not difficult if you don’t allow it to be difficult. So change your mind set if you’re thinking it will be … 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

Equine Obstacle Course

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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

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

Level 1 Donkey Training: Gaining a Donkeys Trust

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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

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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

Mindset for Training a Donkey

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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