So......What Can You
Do With a Donkey??
ever heard “What are you gonna do with a donkey/mule?” We hear it all
of the time and feel it’s time to address this issue! Below you will
find some wonderful photos highlighting the unique and wonderful ways
that our long eared friends are worked, played with and enjoyed.
mules are remarkably versatile and hardy. They work as farm and pack
animals as well as saddle mounts, jumpers and draft animals. Treasured
for their intelligence and gentleness, they are sensitive and
generally love people. If a mule or donkey is ill-tempered, it's a
fair bet a human is to blame.
Think of a
mule or donkey and the stereotype that immediately comes to mind is
stubborn. In reality, they aren't so much obstinate as cautious.
Highly intelligent, donkeys and mules are quick learners. Their
legendary stubbornness is in fact a manifestation of their talent for
self-preservation. They stop and think things through, then come to
their own conclusions. It's when those conclusions differ from what
humans want them to do that we apply their infamous reputation.
naturally suspicious and are wary to do just any old thing for any old
body. Gain their trust, however, and you might be surprised at how
cooperative they can be.
Here are all of the things we and
our friends do with our long ears…
a donkey ● Hug a donkey ● Ride a donkey ● Listen to a donkey● Jump
with a donkey ● Pack with a donkey ● Livestock guardian donkey ● Dress
up a donkey ● Show your donkey ● Equine companion donkey ● Play with a
donkey ● Learn from a donkey ● Teach a donkey ● Confide in a donkey ●
Cry to a donkey ● Laugh with a donkey● Drive a donkey ● Walk a donkey
● Be in a parade with a donkey ● Get outsmarted by a donkey ●
Rehabilitate a donkey ● Share treats with a donkey ● Love a donkey