I am looking to sell one of my horses...I have profile listed if anyone is interested...however that leaves my wild mustang without a companion. We live on a busy highway and lets just say regardless the type of fence or stall we put him in, he just thinks of barriers as a challenge to overcome. I am concerned about leaving him alone because he gets so attached to his herd. He even thinks the next door neighbors mares are his and frequently visits if you know what I mean. He can jump very high, tries climbing over what he can't jump and has taken off the hinge of many doors. He breaks fences, throws tantrums that bend steel bars...need I go on?
I need to sell my other horse though because he is too big for me and I cannot stay consistent with his training due to my health issues. I am considering getting a mini donkey. Some of my family are very interested in the idea but I don't want their interest to sway my decision.
How are donkey's different then horses as far as needs? Behavior? Anything else I should know?
I had concerns about her being safe around our dogs. We have a couple of dogs that may chase her. A couple of times they have tried to go after the mustang. He is aggressive towards dogs but he might not be able to always protect her. I read somewhere that the mini donkey can't stand alone against dogs like a regular size donkey.
Fencing? Special needs for this?
What do you normally feed them in a day? Do they need to be separated from the horses to eat?
What can you tell me about training them? She is just turning a year old. When I went to look at her the people admitted she had been handled quite a bit, but not been on a halter or lead much because of the weather. She comes from a petting farm.
If I do decide to get her is there anything specific I should ask the owners first? Thank you for your help.