posted on Jul, 2 2014 @ 09:37 PM
originally posted by: Divin3F3nrus
a reply to: TrueBrit
I think that I will invest in a donkey of some kind, that or a small stocky horse.
A good donkey can be a very good thing... If you can find one. If you are not experienced with equines an untrained or ill-trained donkey WILL be
more trouble than it is worth, so would a bad horse for that matter. I would suggest a curly horse; many of them are sturdy with good feet, they are
VERY hardy in cold weather (-40 this winter before wind-chill and all are well) but can suffer more than other horses in warm humid weather), they are
"easy keepers" (every curly I have had does better on less in volume and quality feed than any other horse I've had by miles), and best of all they
are easy-going, kind and want to please in terms of temperament (especially the "extreme" curlies). The extremes are not much to look at but you
can't beat their attitude. The downside to an extreme is the flies will get to them pretty bad since they have little to no hair on their tails.
They are kind of defenseless. Curlies are (usually) calmer than most horses and more inclined to freeze than spook and bolt, which is more like a
donkey or mule but a donkey is just more inclined to stubborn and mean than most horses in my experience. If you screw up, even if you don't mean
to, a donkey is not very forgiving. Also, a lot of donkeys are really noisy. If you want a guard that will tell if you something is out there than
they are better than a dog, but if you want to be able to go unnoticed... not a good choice.
edit on 2-7-2014 by redhorse because: (no reason given)