My husband wants to get a donkey or a mule. It would be nice, we've had bear, and bob cat come waltzing through our pastures. I know we have mountain lions, coons are a nusence, as are foxes and random dogs (my FIL's of course). Think they would protect against random people trespassing on our property too?? We have copper head snakes, and some rattlesnakes. I think they're great, and would help my herd stay at ease. I hope to get one in the near future.
Best of luck finding a new member for your herd!!