So I know there is a donkey section, but, since I ride my donks like horses, I figured they could be placed here. I am new to the forum, my name is Rachel, and I have 1 Belgian/Percheron draft mare named Nela (I've ridden her pretty much everywhere and done everything with her), 1 large Standard Donkey gelding named Charlie (training in progress), and one Mammoth donkey jenny named Lass who I trail ride all over the mountains.
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: