Originally Posted by LuckyRVT
I want to sadly steer away from goats as they will chew up her tail.
Maybe I'm just lucky but my goats (2, one "old lady" and one youngster) would not dream of touching my mare's tail.
Depending on your situation, you might be able to find some similar goats. I imagine that a tail might start looking tasty if they don't have adequate forage [adequate, as in 40 billion different things for them to eat whenever,
] so I'd bet you wouldn't have a problem as long as there are plenty of interesting things to munch on, besides your horse's tail.
I'm not super familiar with donkeys but I thiiiink they're similar to horses, in terms of farrier/vet needs. But I could be so wrong. Haha Luckily there are quite a few people on the HoFo that know a lot about donkeys! :)