hh Performance Donkey
trained and owned by Deb Kovac of NorthPine
located in Loganville, GA
WHAT IS HE?
Apollo is NOT A MULE,
but a rare Mammoth Donkey, properly referred to as "Jackstock".
Formally called "American
Mammoth Jackstock". These donkeys were selectively
bred for their size and used specifically to breed to draft horses to
produce draft mules for the agricultural industry. Apollo's forefathers
can be traced back as far as the 1700's in the United States.
Having ridden horses for more than 30 years, switching to a
donkey seemed crazy......or did it?
Many people as early as their 30's are discovering they no
longer bounce when they hit the ground! How about the daily
work needed to keep your performance horse emotionally fit to
safely ride? Do you find yourself lunging your horse because you simply
don't have time to work him? Wish you could still feel like you and
your mount are accomplishing something without the every day schooling
to progress? Does the idea of having a mount that is safe and
sane no matter how long ago you worked them sound appealing? Then...
Think about a donkey
Basic differences in the donkey's evolution makes the donkey a very
quiet and reliable mount.
A donkey will tend to stand still when spooked
A donkey will remember
A donkey will not flee
just because those around him do
Donkeys can and do walk,
trot, canter and jump
Donkeys require a bond
with their handlers
Donkeys will not be
bullied, but can be persuaded
Here are just a few comments from recent
"Smudge is doing well, he was gelded......... He is
animal. I wonder why I have a horse and a pony. I love my
"This is a lot different than what I am used to,
but I am
easier to work with than the horses I have worked with.
With the horses
it is all about fear and overcoming it. Its not that Bruce
become afraid, its that he seems to evaluate it differently.......he
also will pick up a stick in his mouth and carry it over to
This RingSurf Donkey
Lovers Ring Site is owned by Deb Kovac.
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