The Donkey has escaped from us?! | Crazy Hiking with the Huge Wild Donkey

6:48 a.m. on June 1, 2019 (EDT)
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The Donkey has escaped from us?! | Crazy Hiking with the Huge Wild Donkey

Hello, everyone! We are a young couple who dedicates themselve to creating photo and video content, as well as our own music. Our content is related to travelling and adventures. We are passionate walkers who love hiking, trekking and camping. Our goal is to promote the healthy lifestyle, to motivate people to walk more and care for nature around.


Join us on this crazy adventure hiking with the wild donkey for the first time. It was very stressful and intense experience that we will never forget.

Have you ever hiked with the donkey? Share your experience, we would love to learn more about it!


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9:56 a.m. on June 1, 2019 (EDT)
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Donkeys are smart.  They out smart people all the time.  This donkey is not wild at all. If he was wild you would not be able to catch him, put a halter on him, or lead him. 

You cannot coerce them or strong arm them.  You motivate a donkey with kindness.  They can get by drinking only once a day.  Twice is better.  I really like this donkey.  Be nice to him and your relationship will improve greatly.  You want slack in the lead rope as much as possible.  Praise him when he does what you want. 

4:16 p.m. on June 2, 2019 (EDT)
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ppine said:

Donkeys are smart.  They out smart people all the time.  This donkey is not wild at all. If he was wild you would not be able to catch him, put a halter on him, or lead him. 

You cannot coerce them or strong arm them.  You motivate a donkey with kindness.  They can get by drinking only once a day.  Twice is better.  I really like this donkey.  Be nice to him and your relationship will improve greatly.  You want slack in the lead rope as much as possible.  Praise him when he does what you want. 

 Thank you for your reply. We know that they are smart, this particular donkey we love so much, we spent so much time with him just being around. We think he knows us quite well, he just doesn't know how to behave when hiking. Sometimes we thought it would have been easier without the rope at all because he was normally following us. But when we forced him he would often resist. Do you think it is still possible to teach this donkey even though he's not a baby anymore? 

5:46 p.m. on June 2, 2019 (EDT)
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Sure.  If you love him, you are most of the way there.

Chances are he knows all about how to be a donkey.  You just need some help with leading him.  Do not force him.  Then he will not resist.  This is harder than it sounds.  Push him with the rope.  That is the concept you are trying for.  Slack in the rope. Lots of praise.  He is trying your patience on purpose.  He thinks it is funny. 

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