Mine did great, the problem was the goats beating him up, so we removed him and he lives with the pony's now. He wasn't raised with goats, i bought him from a guy who just let his jacks run with his jenny's and sold the foals for money. I'd say as long as Its young when you get it and keep a close eye on thing's and remove him as soon as theirs a problem. Jackson's best friend was my Blind Pygmy Billy. Their great little animals, and defiantly want more sometime down the road. I've heard bad things about them too, but i think it depends on the Donkey, Jackson is always attacking our pit bulls and feral dogs and they run for dear life lol.