Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: In the barn whenever possible.
We have cattle (as most of you probably know) and we had to move the 2 thoroughbreds out of the herd because they are kicking at the cattle/calves. But the good side to having had the horses in the herd is that they would ward off the coyotes that tend to be near the farm. (we usually can hear them calling close by at night and one morning we saw one up near our mailbox.)
Would a minature donkey be worth the investment to take the place of "herd protector"? Would they keep animals like coyotes away?
Any thoughts, opinions, or experinces would be appreciated.
"Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down like a game of solitaire. It is a grand passion. It seizes a person whole and, once it has done so, he will have to accept that his life will be radically changed." -Ralph Waldo Emerson