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(For those interesting in working more with donkeys, see our community service meetup: Little Brays of Sunshine).

Add an interesting dimension to your walks in the Hudson Valley by including a miniature donkey companion.  Donkeys are, and have been, one of the most valuable animals to mankind, but also one of the least appreciated and misunderstood. Sweet, calm, intelligent, and strong, they are wonderful trail companions and pets among many other things.  Mine make up the Little Brays of Sunshine and serve as therapy donkeys and donkey ambassadors visiting nursing homes, schools, fairs, etc.

I have a herd of ten miniature donkeys and am looking for others who want to join me on walks with them around the Hudson Valley. I've found that the people who can appreciate them are generally great people who are fun and interesting.

Miniature donkeys are too small to be ridden by adults. They will be walking, not being ridden. You will be helping to lead them.  We will generally be sticking to easy to moderate difficulty walks of duration ranging between 2 to 3 hours.

Donkeys and experience are not required, but if you happen to have your own donkey, join us!

If you have no experience, please join me here at Donkey Park for a short orientation walk.   Everyone is welcome to walk along, but for the safety of the donkeys, I'd like those who also want to lead a donkey to have gone through a short orientation.

Did you know that donkey milk is closest to human milk?  That's just one of the interesting things about donkeys that you'll learn while having fun and getting some exercise and outdoor time with interesting people.

For more information, see the New Member Info page. 

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Welcome Donkey Walkers!

  • June 25 · 1:00 PM

    Honey's Walk

    22 Short-Eared Members | 5.00 | 17 Photos

    I just found out that the rail trail is closed until 1:30pm for a bicycle race, so we will be arriving with the donkeys at 1pm and you all can enjoy quality time with... Learn more
  • June 17 · 11:00 AM

    Shaupeneak Ridge

    22 Short-Eared Members | 5.00 | 125 Photos

    Weather Update Saturday 7:30AM: Walk is definitely on.  No rain in forecast during time of walk.   This will be the last update. Shaupeneak Ridge is a medium difficulty... Learn more
  • June 11 · 1:00 PM

    Donkey 101

    19 Short-Eared Members | 92 Photos

    Donkey 101's are intended for new members or members who've not yet attended an event.   As we have a lot of new members who've joined in recent months, I ask that... Learn more
  • May 28 · 1:00 PM

    Donkey 101

    24 Short-Eared Members | 5.00 | 103 Photos

    Donkey 101's are normally intended for new members or members who've not yet attended an event. At this event, we will first introduce you to donkeys-- their physical... Learn more
  • May 20 · 12:00 PM

    Trail Walk at Illinois Mountain

    13 Short-Eared Members | 5.00 | 13 Photos

    Important: This is a moderate difficulty hike and is not recommended for those who have difficulty walking or climbing hills. The trail's website provides the following... Learn more
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    on June 24

 
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