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October 4th, 2016

Donkeys working for the Austrian army forces

In a beautiful mountainous landscape of the Kitzbüheler Alps, in Hochfilzen, lies the center of the Pack animal troops of the Austrian Armed Forces.

Donkey Army

July 26th, 2016

Donkey and a bit - that hurts!

In this blog review, I would like to explain why I refuse to use bits on donkeys, and what kind of bitless bridle or hackamore can be used instead.

Donkey Bit

November 27th, 2015

Donkey rides - when is the rider too heavy?

In today's report, I would like to clarify another common stereotype, namely the 20% weight limit for the donkey´s carrying capacity.

Donkey Riding

October 29th, 2015

Visiting Hungarian donkey breeders

In October I spent a few days in the south of Hungary, in the region Kaposvar.

Hungarian breeders often have very large donkey herds of 25 to over a hundred donkeys. All animals live together on several hectares of land.

Donkeys Hungary

October 8th, 2015

Sound Donkey Hooves

At first, I would like to clarify the common cliché: "Donkeys have steep hooves". While it is true that the donkey, whose natural environment are rocky and mountainous areas, has slightly steeper hooves than a horse, but the big misunderstanding is unfortunately in a wrong interpretation of what is actually a steep hoof.

Donkey Hooves

September 21st, 2015

The California Vaquero Riding Style

About two years ago I have discovered the Riding Style of the California Vaqueros and since then I have decided to work with my donkeys according to this style.

Donkey Vaquero