If you are interested in learning more about the day to day care of donkeys, we
can offer fully inclusive residential courses from 3 to 5 days. Course details
and links to other useful sources of information can be found on this page.
Handling - use of headcollar, bridle and leadrope.
Feeding - use of haynets, mangers and feed bowl, including correct quantities, types
and preparation of food supplements.
Brushing- correct brushing technique and types of brushes.
Mucking Out - schedules for maintaining the shelter, bedding and fields.
Anatomy - learn the correct equine terminology.
Health - worming regime, vaccines and how to identify the signs of common health
Showing - how to prepare your donkeys for a show.
Accommodation-shelter, fencing and grazing requirements.
Choosing -characteristics of different breeds, what age and sex ?
These courses are intended to provide practical advice and information about owning
and caring for donkeys. In small groups you will be encouraged to join in with the
daily routine, during which Briony will explain how and why various activities are
carried out. During each day there will be numerous opportunities for informal discussion
and to answer any questions you may have.
The 3-day course covers all the basics, while a longer stay allows time for visits
to other donkey related businesses. The key areas covered and possible visit destinations
are detailed below.
A.d.a.d.a- see the donkeys cared for by the local sanctuary and get involved.
Farrier- see the farrier at work.
Soap Manufacture- using donkey’s milk.
Breeder- a day trip to a breeder of Provancale donkeys.
Walks -walking with Croquette and Tiebel around the village.
Visits / Activities
3-Day course including 4 nights full board accommodation :
275 Euros per participating adult
175 Euros per non-participating adult
5-Day course including 6 nights full board accommodation :
400 Euros per participating adult
265 Euros per non-participating adult
Based on adults/couples sharing. Visits will be organised as available or appropriate.