Donkey Trekking North America

Donkey Trekking
DonkeyTrek, Wellington, Colorado

DONKEY TREKKING in NORTH AMERICA

KEY DONKEY WELFARE POINTS:

  • Training is provided on how to look after your donkey
  • Your donkey doesn’t carry you, just your luggage*
  • Your donkey can carry a small child for limited periods
  • Your donkey should carry no more than 40kg
  • Your donkey will need regular breaks, with shade
  • Your donkey will need access to clean drinking water
  • Your donkey will need suitable accommodation at night
  • You donkey will need hay in the morning and evening

*Adults can ride mammoth donkeys but not standard donkeys

Links are provided – just click on the name…

usa

DONKEY TREKKING in the USA

DONKEY TREKKING in COLORADO

DonkeyTrek, Wellington “Trekking for Troops is about advocacy on behalf of both donkeys and Veterans. First, our mission is to educate and advocate about donkey behavior, donkey training, and donkey health. Second, our mission is to promote equine-assisted therapy through showing what donkeys (and all equines) can do for Veterans’ mental health and self esteem.” – Rachel Karneffel, Foghorn Farm. Check out DonkeyTrek and Foghorn Farm on Facebook.

Pack Burro Racing
Pack Burro Racing, Colorado Photo: WPBA

Western Pack Burro Ass-ociation Pack Burro Racing is a summer heritage sport in Colorado. The sport began back in the 19th century, when miners would take burros (donkeys) into the mountains when looking for gold and silver. The burros would carry their mining tools. There is no riding in burro racing. Donkeys are led with a halter rope. The burro-racing season runs from late May through September. 

Laughing Valley Ranch, Idaho Springs Pack animals are an excellent way to access and transport supplies to the secluded parts of the Colorado back countrywhich are unavailable to vehicular traffic. Laughing Valley Ranch raises and trains donkeys and mules that are used throughout the state on pack hikes and burro races. Back country treks with a pack animal allow you to move at your own pace, while your animal companion handles the burden of your provisions. Email: laughingvalleyranchco@gmail.com

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DONKEY TREKKING in NEW YORK

The Donkey Park, Ulster Park Add an interesting dimension to your walks in the Hudson Valley by including a miniature donkey companion. 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. Hudson Valley Walk and Hike with Donkeys Meetup Group.

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canada

DONKEY TREKKING in CANADA

DONKEY TREKKING in QUÉBEC

Ânes du Québec, Le Val à l’âne, Litchfield Vinton L’Âsinerie du Val à l’âne, Formation d’ânier, Randonnée avec âne de bât (donkey farm, training and donkey trekking)

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Links:

A Beginner’s Guide to Donkey Trekking

Lost in Provence: Diary of a Six Day Donkey Trek


Please note: Donkey Time cannot accept any responsibility for bookings made using links on this page. They are intended merely as a useful guide. Donkey Time does not receive any income from these listings. This website is for information only.

Copyright 2016 Amy Swift