I really don't know what ideas some of you have about Australia, but I often get asked about spiders, so I posted this recently: https://www.horseforum.com/other-pet...atives-812615/
And that's where all of you can stick good spider stories too, because I am sure you have them!
, she's a working line kelpie, with a little dash of BC in her. It's not certain whether she just threw back the colour or it was a recent BC, because kelpies were developed from BCs and other sheepdogs, and the dingo. So sometimes, you do get this colour in a kelpie, although most are black and tan.
Returning somewhat to the donkey programme, I have a little clip of a day when I let all the horses and donkeys into the garden together to do some mowing. I have to supervise that kind of thing because Ben will otherwise eat my avocado tree, Sparkle my daisies, and all the donkeys seem to like lavender and rosemary, so I have to make sure they don't get overzealous with those.
The hedge Sunsmart is eating is tagasaste (tree lucerne), which we grow as animal fodder, shelter and a green firebreak (it's very lush), plus it flowers mid-winter when the bees would normally be digging into their honey reserves - that way they can get an early start to building up their populations for the summer. So yes, it's OK for him to be chewing away at it.
But as you can see, horses and donkeys buddy up nicely and share space well together.