Mini donkeys, can learn to carry your lunch go for a hike, walk when you walk, back-up when you back up, send into a stall quickly turn-around and face you and wait for you to take their halter off. Stand and whoa, pick up the foot calmly. Mini’s can be taught to go to nursing homes and help the sick and elderly. A mini donkey can learn to do donkey agility too depending on the physical health and personality introverts are not much into running, for donkey agility you want an extrovert! Mini donkeys stand eye to eye with your small child and can learn to pull a cart too. Mini donkeys do have weight limits, no more than twenty percent of their body weight and you should ride them in the correct position not on their butt, neck etc.
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Mini donkeys love to be with children as they know the child is safe! So remember this when you take your child to look at the mini donkey have them walk up slow and stay calm.
Mini donkeys can learn to come a running to you when you call them, pick up their hooves for you and are comedians for sure as they love to play tag, grab the neck, and play tug with a jolly ball, grain bowl or my favorite to watch an orange traffic cone from HOME DEPOT. You will never be sorry if you get two minis and let them enjoy living in a mini world. Mini donkeys do not need as big of shelter, they require less food and still need trimmer, vet, shots, teeth and yearly vet exams. Your vet will help you decide what I most essential depending on the exposure they will be placed in. If you are selecting your first donkey the easiest is a gelding that has never re-produced and is a clean slate meaning no one has abused. Ensure no dog or predator can attack them so they can relax I recommend RED BRAND horse fence as their hoof will not get caught in it. LOWES IS THE CHEAPEST. Mini’s can do all the things the big donkeys and horses can do. Depending on you the owner to learn how to train them. Looking for a coach, consultant and trainer?
Donkeys ride in a trailer with no halter, they ride loose! Why? Donkeys are into self-preservation unlike the horse who is fight or flight equine. I own two mares (athletic horses) here on the Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC along with three mini donkeys, two standard and one Mammoth. Eight is enough as I am a world-wide trainer, coach and consultant of you the owner of a donkey, horse or mule. Select our store to see my world-wide business.
Ask me why I do not put my mini’s in with my horses and Mammoth and standard donkeys?
GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!
Melody Johnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC
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