Everything MIEventer said is true. My freind raises mammoth donkeys. They are very smart and do wonder 'Why'
But they will also protect you, where a horse will run, the donkey will stand ground, and if you bond with it, and you are in danger, it will protect you.
It's eaisier if two people help train a donkey. I remember when my freind was teaching her donkeys to lead, it was easier for me to follow behind and urge them forward, while she pulled them forward, than it was using a butt rope. They are very stubborn though. You try to lead that donkey, two things will happen if he has never been led before: 1) he won't move, or 2) he will freak out and you will lose him. Is he used to being handled at all?
Lettin' the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier than puttin' it back. -- Unkown