Shropshire Council

Working with donkeys

Event details

  • Price: £60
  • Topics: Heavy horses

Dusty, a rescued seaside donkey, joined the farm in 2002. He is a very useful working animal around the farm, pulling the tip cart and a range of light machinery for ground work – his small hooves can be a real advantage!

During this half-day course with resident waggoner, Simon, you will learn how to care for a donkey and how to harness up and prepare Dusty for driving the cart and working in the field. You will then lead Dusty into the fields to drive and work him yourself. This course is suitable for beginners.

You will need to dress for the weather as this course takes place outside and wear safety/sturdy boots.

Course tutor: Simon Trueman

* Simon is available to run working with donkeys days on alternative dates for groups of four people. If you have a group and would like a course run especially for you, please contact us.

Simon has been working with horses all his life. He joined Acton Scott as resident waggoner in 2009.

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