Your excited all of your hard work and preparation; removing brush, trees, drain, hay barn, safe fence, and creating a shelter whew! Now you are finally prepared to bring your equine (horse, donkey or mule) home. Did you know the equine needs a buddy to stay in optimum health? Did you know they will be better mannered for you when you provide a buddy? Equine are herd animals, safety, social and grooming are all part of their basic needs for survival. Placing your equine in a pasture all alone will make them have some serious psychological issues so do the right thing and make sure you have a buddy for your equine.
Donkeys do best with at least two donkeys as well “donkeys are unique they are not horses they are donkeys”. Equine need to lay down and sleep it is very difficult to do this when there is no buddy watching over them, thus comes training problems and all kinds of health problems. Please never leave your equine all alone it is not natural for them.
Please consider how many equine need homes Pet finder are free or very low money to save an equine life and provide a buddy for your equine. All equine are herd members, all equine require another pasture mate in order to stay calm, relaxed, sleep and groom one another. This is a fact not just an opinion. I am a student of the Parelli home study program for more information take a look at their website for natural equine training and care.
GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!