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Donkey Training Courses


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Donkey Training and Care
Duration: 4 days, Price: 270 € / Person

You will learn everything essential about donkey needs and the natural care of donkeys and the basics of donkey training.

All our donkeys are available for practical exercises. You will learn the basics of donkey leadership and ground work, the principles of communication with donkeys, and you will become acquainted with different donkey characters and temperaments.

The course is composed of a theoretical and a practical part. Each participant receives a printed script that we developed for this course.

Ground Work with Donkeys Course

Extreme Trail Kurs

Duration: 2 days, Price: 160 € / Person

The Ground work Course is dedicated to the practical basic training of donkeys.

The course emphasizes the easy guidance on the lead rope and avoiding the typical problems, such as pulling on the lead rope, disobedience or trust problems with obstacles.

We do ground work games and tasks with the donkeys, each participant himself under the guidance of the trainer. All EselReich donkey are available for the participants to practice.

The easy handling of the donkey on the lead rope is the basis for any further training such as muscle building training or riding the donkey.

We practice communication with the donkey, work with the pace, direction, turns and confidence.

For the participants, all our donkeys are available, but you can also participate with your own donkey or pony. Donkeys who have problems crossing water or bridges learn to overcome this problem together with their owners.

Donkey Muscle Building and Gymnasticise
Duration: 2 days, Price: 160 € / Person

Practical work with the donkeys with priorities - Muscle Building, Gymnasticise, Gait work and work with the pace, Straightness, Work with Donkeys in a Round Pen.

BAll our donkeys are available for the participants, so that you can become acquainted with different donkey characters and temperaments. You can also visit this course with your own donkey, or the course may be held at other stables (from 5 users) upon request.

Extreme Trail Course Extreme Trail Course
Duration: 1 day, Price: 80 € / Person

To overcome various obstacles and agility training - this is a discipline that prepares the donkey for hiking in nature. You will learn how to overcome obstacles of different levels of difficulty with the donkeys. From stream crossings, simple bridges to suspension bridges and waterfalls. In EselReich Extreme Trail facility, there are numerous and unique obstacles to overcome.

All our donkeys are available for the participants, but you can also come with your own donkey or pony. Especially donkeys that have problems to walk over water crosses or bridges are encouraged to participate on this course, so that we can help you to solve this problem.

Donkey Riding Basics - Theory
Duration: 1 day, Price 35 € / Person

A structured theoretical overview of the basics of donkey riding training. The focus is on the differences between ridinng the donkeys compared to horses and what we need specifically to make a riding donkey - from both the physical and mental side of the donkey.

This course can be held on request from 10 participants at other locations.

Donkey Riding Course

Donkey Riding - Practical Lessons
Duration: individually, Price 30 € / hour

We will lead you through the process of starting your donkey to ride, making it a reliable riding animal up to training more advanced exercises. This course is held individually by request and can be performed in EselReich as well as in other stables.

It is advisable to divide this course into shorter units, because after each unit you get elaborate exercises to work independently.

Applications and more detailed information by email or phone.

All courses can be conducted in English language on request and also in other locations or countries by covering the travel costs of the trainer.

Ground Work with Donkeys
March 24th-25th, 2018
Application Deadline February 12th

Donkey Training and Care
July 19th-22nd, 2018
Application Deadline June 11th

Ground Work with Donkeys
August 15th-16th, 2018
Application Deadline June 30th

Donkey Muscle Building and Gymnasticise
August 17th-18th, 2018
Application Deadline June 30th

Extreme Trail Course
August 19th, 2018
Application Deadline June 30th

Boarding of your own donkey during the course days is free of charge.