Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Are donkeys harder to train than horses?

Many horse people find them harder to train. Donkeys are a bit less social than horses and have a stronger fight mechanism (donkeys make good stock guardians), and they are a lot more territorial.

So, they have to be trained in a bit of a different way - the problem comes when people apply horse techniques to donkeys. Or "natural horsemanship," which assumes psychological tendencies donkeys just don't have.

Donkey stock guardians in Switzerland. They wanted treats.

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