Teeth Dental disease is second only to hoof problems as the most common medical condition
of the donkey Gemma Lily the dental technician from the Donkey Sanctuary has prepared
an excellent article for the website. In the Spring we hope to set up a blog so you
will be able to ask her questions
Six donkeys attended a very successful South West Donkey agility Day at Clovelly
. We were very lucky to have Vanessa Bee from the Horse Agility Club to teach us
. The donkeys and owners really enjoyed themselves . Agility is something donkeys
can do very well as they respond better to being "asked "and not forced In the morning
we all had chance to try all the equipment with Vanessa's help . After lunch we
had a competition for us all . All the equipment is simple and easy to make at home
so hopefully we will see more donkeys entering competitions We must thank Sue and
Bart from Clovelly for organising it all for us and Vanessa for her brilliant teaching
. Here in the South West it is something we will be doing again. Perhaps a competition
between Regions ?? Lets get more donkeys out there doingAgility
Donkey Packing in the Pennines..
Carol Limmer and Olwen Brown have been on their travels again with their donkeys
Echo and Colin. Carol writes. This year 3 days on the old packhorse trails between
Burnley and Hebden Bridge. We packed just under 30 miles over some quite desolate
and challenging terrain. Stunning views but definitely a trip to undertake only
in the summer months.
This year’s Championship Show took place at the Derbyshire College Equestrian Centre.
Our Supreme Champion was Gamlingay Legend owned by Jane Bramwell seen here being
presented with the Championship Trophy by our President Brian White. A link to the
Francis Kay’s photos of the day will be posted here shortly.