I thought I'd post a little donkey update, it's been a while!
First, I've been driving the them tandem on the ground. It's been, well, funny! The people at the barn get quite a chuckle when the see me with my very long lines trying to get them lined up. I must say, they are VERY tolerant and don't care about getting caught up in rope.
If anyone else has a better suggestion then my method I'd much appreciate it. I line the first one up (Venus) and take the lines and place them to a V shape. Then (if she doesn't follow me or him
) I grab JJ and set him between the V. I sort out his lines and lay them over Venus and pick them up and off we go. About 60% of the time.
Once we are going they will go about 5 or 6 laps before someone gets all screwy, then it's back to square one!
Today was a pretty big day! I used JJ for two lessons. The first was a little girl who's mother just wanted her to barn do work so she helped me groom and tack them. She got a quick 5 minute spin. Next we did a group of kids in foster care, with and without disabilities. JJ's halter was on under his bridle so I lead/taught. He couldn't have been better with all the in and out of the cart, one kid screaming, and of course the every lovely rein flailing! He took it all in stride. All of the kids loved
it. They were happy to be doing something different, other then riding. I'm so proud of my little bugger!
I'm hoping to body clip them this summer. The last time they were done someone had to sit on them
but they are so **** furry and they aren't shedding a hair anymore.
Just so you can put a face to the name, the brown one is Venus and the grey is JJ. I don't have any new pics.
Yes, he is walking her.
JJ, who doesn't wanna kiss that nose!
Venus, in her "bondage bridle", as it's known around the barn.