I all, I have a 13hh pony mare who shares a paddock with a couple of sheep and cows. She was usually with other horses before we got her 4 months ago.
Now a friend has offered me a free donkey as a companion. He's pretty old, and not handled much in the last few years. I haven't actually met the donkey yet.
Question is, do I take on the donkey?
I have no donkey experience, and only novice level horse knowlege. My pony has a tendency toward spookiness and is close to bottom in the pecking order in her "herd".
However this donkey is apparently lonely and needs a friend, and I have quite a large paddock (approx 5 acres maybe a bit bigger, with a Jenny Craig section fenced off for the pony when she gets too fat LOL)
Honest opinions, but please be nice I'm a bit of a sucker for animals needing homes.