Why ride donkeys, you might ask? Longears tend to be hardier than horses, get better "grass mileage", are smarter than horses, and tend to be more like "big dogs"-very affectionate. I love horses as well, but prefer mules and donkeys. They just have more common sense.
I am also about to own a yearling horse gelding named Stitch, he should be arriving next week as a new training project for me to help my fiancee Wolf learn to train. Should be fun!
Here are some pictures of my herd.
Me on Lass:
Me on Nela:
Riding Nela bridle-less:
Me riding Charlie (donkey in training-this was his 10th ride ever!) while ponying Lass:
Wolf riding Nela, me riding Charlie: