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Re: calf breaking donkeys
« Reply #15 on: March 01, 2012, 09:11:12 PM »
IT looks like most of these people have had little experience with breaking calves, DOS-SUN had some good advise ,not trying to be smart but I would NEVER use a donkey ,pooor disposition for this job....A BURRO is what the TEXANS always use and my dad saw this 50 some years ago . Quote from Freddy

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burro

Maybe a few of us have had a little more experiance than you might think.

You may be good at surfing the history of a burro, but I'll bet you have never hooked too many neckstraps to a halter.

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Re: calf breaking donkeys
« Reply #16 on: March 01, 2012, 10:16:24 PM »
hEY ,i'M NOT SO SMART THAT IF WHAT i SAID IS WRONG WILL SURE APOLOGIZE ,an maybe they  are different in different areas  ,to me  donkeys are darker in color more brown ....never had any one in this AREA  call them anything but BURRO ...

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Re: calf breaking donkeys
« Reply #17 on: March 02, 2012, 12:35:52 AM »
doc-sun, I would hook more of them up If I didn't have to surf the net.  (thumbsup)
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Re: calf breaking donkeys
« Reply #18 on: March 02, 2012, 01:56:04 AM »
doc-sun, I would hook more of them up If I didn't have to surf the net.  (thumbsup)

(clapping)  MCC you would have a lot of slow Horses to pick from too  (lol)

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Re: calf breaking donkeys
« Reply #19 on: March 02, 2012, 10:54:28 AM »
I am not trying to be a smart ass, pardon the pun, but I have raised donkeys and dealt in them for more than 30 years. All so called donkeys are members of the ass family. In other words, they are all the same species.They come in 3 classes according to height. 36 inches and under are considered miniatures. 37 to 54 inches tall are called standards, and over 54 inches are called Mammoth donkeys. The larger standards and the Mammoths are used mainly to cross with horse mares to make mules of various sizes and uses. Burro is a Spanish term for donkey, and usually refers to the smaller standard donkey. Many times burro is the term used to mean wild donkeys. These smaller standard donkeys make the best calf and colt breakers. Donkey lovers seem to not like the term stubborn, they are likely to refer to this trait as being very smart. By that they mean that a donkey is too smart to do something he isn't sure of too quickly. I personally call them just plain stubborn. That stubborness is what makes them such good calf breakers. orry to be so long winded, but I hope this helps a little. Earl

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Re: calf breaking donkeys
« Reply #20 on: March 02, 2012, 01:25:53 PM »
Bought this harness off of my neighbour. Seems to work pretty good, it has pads so there's no chaffing on the donkey.


The halter ties to a ring on the donkey's shoulder.
« Last Edit: March 02, 2012, 05:47:58 PM by Freerider »

 

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