Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Washington, USA.
I don't think training horses versus donkeys is really *that* different. They are still babies, so just spend time with them, and get them used to their new home and trainer. At this point, they don't need to be taught anything but, in my opinion, leading, tying, picking up their feet, and being groomed.
Once they are old enough and solid enough, I'd start with lunging and a bit of side stepping first to get them used to their feet and where they are, as well as getting them to learn and understand your vocal cues.
Take it slow, and don't push them. Like I said, they are still babies. =]
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