"You can't train them the way you train horses and if you try they will hurt you"
Well, since I have suddenly become obsessed by that photo of Savannah I have to ask the obvious question: 'how do you go about it?'
There must be a few basic principles.
'The gaits' - what is the difficulty?
Now Savannah is a donkey - so where do they fit in the horse, donkey, mule trio?
Years ago donkeys were used in the UK for giving kids 'donkey' rides on the beach
- that has pretty much disappeared these days.
There are several donkey sanctuaries over here and two small donkeys who live quite local to where I keep my horse. But if one of the creatures ever comes across the field to the gate as I pass by in the lane, my horse freaks out and is terrified - why?
Even my old horse, Joe, who was pretty much bomb proof - was terrified of the donkeys. One hee-haw and he was off like a startled rabbit.
But Savanna - I just can't get over that photo!