Training a little donkey to attack - Page 3 - The Horse Forum

 28Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #21 of 57 Old 08-31-2011, 06:49 AM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 4,144
• Horses: 1
That's awesome AC. Keep this up. Totally enjoy this.
Posted via Mobile Device
mbender is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #22 of 57 Old 08-31-2011, 08:12 AM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Mannford, Ok
Posts: 429
• Horses: 2
ROTFLMBO!!! Priceless, keep the story going!
Posted via Mobile Device
mysticalhorse is offline  
post #23 of 57 Old 09-02-2011, 10:33 PM Thread Starter
Yearling
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 1,038
• Horses: 4
Well if you remember the last time I posted AttackJack had violated my neighbor's mare while she was fouled in my driveway.

I'm not sure who was madder, the mare or the owner.

So I figured since she's had a couple days to cool off, I'd give her a call to tell her she owes me a stud fee for the donkey breeding. You could say she was mad (if you couldn't think of a stronger word). She quickly became very irrational and loud, then I guess her phone lost signal or the battery went dead.

I decided to take AttackJack to the neighbor's and train him to attack their cows (while they were gone to work). So I grabbed my donkey and shock collar and headed out. About mid-way through our session, I saw the mad woman that owes me a stud fee drive up and stop. I think she'd been drinking and she was still visibly upset. Told me if I was charging her a stud fee, she was charging me child support.

Continued......
AmazinCaucasian is offline  
post #24 of 57 Old 09-02-2011, 10:46 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 11,869
• Horses: 0
AC, this is great! You might consider publishing this

Reminds me a bit of Baxter Black's stories.

Life is like a camera. Focus on what's important, Capture the good times, Develop from the negatives and if things don't work out, Take another shot.
MHFoundation Quarters is offline  
post #25 of 57 Old 09-02-2011, 11:29 PM Thread Starter
Yearling
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 1,038
• Horses: 4
I love Baxter Black! My dad is the best at stories. I've told him for years he should write a book. He has 30 years of shoeing stories he tells with very colorful detail!!
AmazinCaucasian is offline  
post #26 of 57 Old 09-03-2011, 12:19 AM Thread Starter
Yearling
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 1,038
• Horses: 4
Before I continue, let me explain my donkey training philosophy. I believe you must make the signal/cue simple and easy to understand. Make the right thing comfortable and the wrong thing uncomfortable. Electricity is uncomfortable to donkeys. So that's why I use the shock collar. When I want the donk to attack, I simply hold the button down until he attacks. It might be 2 seconds, it might be 5 minutes. But the instant he attacks, I let off the button. It's simple pressure and release. The technique has worked flawlessly. Early in the week I went to the pawn shop in town and traded a Ninetendo and some 36" TSL Super Swamper mud tires for a mannequin. I wrapped the mannequin in 4 rolls of gorilla tape to make it more durable and bite-resistant. It's become a valuable donkey training device. Just hung it from a tree push that little button till I git the desired response!

Continued......
AmazinCaucasian is offline  
post #27 of 57 Old 09-03-2011, 12:37 AM
Showing
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Higgins, TX. YeeHaw!!
Posts: 22,057
• Horses: 24
OMG, this is friggin hilarious!!!


Especially considering that I, too, have a miniature used-to-be-jack. I know exactly how...opinionated and determined they can be .

(couldn't see the vid, though, it's set to private)

Always remember that feeling of looking at a big, open country over the ears of a good horse, seeing a new trail unwind ahead of you, and that ever-spectacular view from the top of the ridge!!! Follow my training blog: http://robertsontraining.blogspot.com/
smrobs is offline  
post #28 of 57 Old 09-03-2011, 12:39 AM Thread Starter
Yearling
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 1,038
• Horses: 4
So I'll get back to the story now. The big woman and I are standing in the gravel road and as the conversation becomes increasingly heated, I noticed AttackJack is sensing the tension. His little hooves are prancing in place and his long ears are pinned back. When the big lady stepped at me like she was challenging me to a duel, I distracted her by pointing at her right and hollering "FRENCH FRIES"!!! When she looked, I released the mighty AttackJack. He sprung from his little feet at her, grabbing the side of her fleshy neck with his teeth. The momentum of 183 pounds of flying donkey threw her to the ground hard. The ground vibrated under my feet as the donkey performed a seemingly choreographed stomp-dance on my large lady neighbor's lifeless body.

As quick as it started, it was over. In only a few days, my adorable pet donkey had become a fine-tuned fighting machine.
AmazinCaucasian is offline  
post #29 of 57 Old 09-03-2011, 12:51 AM Thread Starter
Yearling
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 1,038
• Horses: 4
AmazinCaucasian is offline  
post #30 of 57 Old 09-03-2011, 01:04 AM
Showing
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Higgins, TX. YeeHaw!!
Posts: 22,057
• Horses: 24
Aha, worked that time. He's quite the adorable, cheeky looking little bugger.

Always remember that feeling of looking at a big, open country over the ears of a good horse, seeing a new trail unwind ahead of you, and that ever-spectacular view from the top of the ridge!!! Follow my training blog: http://robertsontraining.blogspot.com/
smrobs is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Halter training a donkey. JamieLeighx Horse Training 7 08-18-2011 05:03 PM
Help Training a Donkey GypsyRose Horse Training 3 07-23-2011 05:03 AM
training a mini donkey to drive MarleyandEllie Driving 3 03-09-2011 04:37 PM
Halter training a donkey JamieLeighx Horse Training 1 02-15-2011 12:29 PM
Attack Cat!!! charlicata Other Pets 4 03-30-2010 12:14 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome