The donkey is a very intelligent animal contrary to
popular belief, which (who) has to be educated, and not broken in.
It is an excellent pet who likes affection, grooming with the currycomb,
and walks with its owner.
One could believe it to be timid, but actually it
is a cautious animal. A donkey which is not accustomed to walking
on the road, will stop in front of a pedestrian crossing, drain
covers, a puddle of water..., and will categorically refuse to move.
It will then be misinterpreted and thought of as a stubborn animal.
It needs educating with a little patience, to give
confidence, to reassure it, and very quickly, it will cross all
these obstacles naturally.
When a donkey has a good education with the excursion and the carting...,
it memorizes for a very long time all that it has learned.
The donkey has a very sure step, and if you observe
it, you will note that it moves as if on a line. That gives him
a serious advantage compared to the horse to cross very narrow and
dangerous paths in mountainous area's.
The cry of the donkey or song is called the braying.
The sound can travel several kilometers.
Another characteristic of the donkey: several times
per day, it adores to do roll in dust, generally always at the same
place, that one calls a "bath".
On top of its qualities of being a faithful companion,
the donkey is also an excellent "edge trimmer".
It can thus clear the abandoned ground or badly maintained ground,
to maintain the firebreaks... The donkey adores all the rich fibres
in plants, such as brambles, young shoots of shrubs, thistles, etc...
But the donkey also appreciates tree bark; it is thus
necessary to protect your trees, by a fence for the hedges or steel
corsets for the other trees.
This hedge has been cleared only by the donkeys
for the past fifteen years
The use of a corset is essential
For the wood huts, remember to protect the
angles and the doors by using a piece of iron sheet to avoid any