Posted Aug 03, 2015
I thoroughly enjoyed owning a donkey, and believe they are a great family pet with fantastic value. Donkeys can be ridden like horses, and are a fantastic alternative to ponies. When I was a little girl I joined the local pony club with my donkey! Needless to say, everyone thought it was extremely hilarious. Donkeys are friendly creatures with a great temperament - think Donkey from Shrek!
They are also incredible at acclimatizing and cope well in cold and hot temperatures, and can climb rocky faces well. Donkeys are also fantastic at transportation - this is where the value comes in! Our donkey would carry our camping gear and we would then track to our campsite from home.
The only downfall, like Donkey from Shrek says, is that donkeys don't have sleeves. And they don't; they are scared of everything! When riding my donkey, she would jump over small puddles, assuming they were deep wells. Likewise, Donk would run off into the distance when my helmet would rattle against branches.