Please Note: From December, 2014 through February, 2015, we will most likely not be scheduling any trail walks away from the donkey's home (Donkey Park). This is because of lower turn-out for events during Winter combined with the greater risk of bringing the donkey's trailer out onto potentially icy/slick roads. Events scheduled here at Donkey Park will tend to be spontaneous during Winter and scheduled with short notice based on short-range forecasts for good weather. Members are also welcome to visit here outside of events by contacting Steve ahead of time. (If I forget to remove this notice come March, please let me know! -- Steve)
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 small herd of nine 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.