Donkey Courses

Donkey training courses Colorado
Foghorn Farm Donkey Training, Wellington, Colorado

DONKEY COURSES 

The following places run regular courses in donkey care and training, including catching, handling, health care, behaviour, groundwork, longreigning, carriage driving, showing and riding.

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DONKEY COURSES in the UK

DONKEY SANCTUARY MASTER LOGO CMYK_v2 redThe Donkey Sanctuary Training Centre UK-wide. Donkey care, health care, behaviour and clicker training. Regular training sessions run in Devon, Buckinghamshire, Carmarthenshire, Derbyshire, East Sussex, Essex, Scotland, South Wales, Suffolk and Warwickshire. Occasional courses run in Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester and Northern Ireland.

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DONKEY COURSES in the NORTH of ENGLAND

Donkey Driving
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Donkey Driving Enterprises Manchester. Founded by Debbie Street, British Supreme Donkey Driving Champion 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2014, Donkey Driving Enterprises take donkeys for carriage driving training and offer driven dressage, obstacle training, shared or private driving courses and taster carriage driving lessons for children and adults. Debbie promotes driving using the English Coachman’s Hand and can offer training in pair, tandem and team driving. Email: debbie@donkeydriving.co.uk

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DONKEY COURSES in SOUTH EAST ENGLAND

Donkey Training and Donkey Driving Donkey Handling, Hand Showing, Long Reining, Chain Harrowing and Donkey Driving. UK-wide (except for Chain Harrowing which is in Hampshire only).

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DONKEY COURSES in SOUTH WEST ENGLAND

Clovelly Donkeys Torridge, Devon. Basic donkey keeping, stablework, grooming, tack, donkey behaviour, handling, feeding, fields, veterinary topics, work.


Just 4 Donkeys Salisbury, Wiltshire. Longreining, driving, confidence boosting, preparing your donkey for the vet and farrier, showing, riding, driving, trailor loading, walking, training demonstrations, public appearances and dealing with behavioural issues. Trudy Affleck originally trained as a physiotherapist and has worked in spinal injury units in the UK and New Zealand. She is now qualified as a P2 Tellington TTouch Awareness Method practitioner with a special interest in donkeys and mules. Tailored one-to-one or group training. Tel: 07973 224 537

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DONKEY COURSES in NORTHERN IRELAND

Donkeys Carriages Northern Ireland

Kinedale Donkeys / Carriages Train your donkey to walk, ride or drive. Ballynahinch, County Down. Email: kinedaledonkeys@gmail.com

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DONKEY COURSES in FRANCE

Nationwide / À l’échelle nationale

Equine Shiatsu

Ânes Sans Frontières Across France & Belgium. Technique issue de la Médecine Traditionnelle Chinoise, développée et reconnue au Japon en tant que Médecine à part entière depuis 1955. En France, la pratique du Shiatsu commence à être reconnue par des instances paramédicales. Email: anes-sans-frontieres@orange.fr


DONKEY COURSES in NORMANDIE

L'attelage
Les Ânes de Gerval – La Hallotière

Les Ânes de Gerval La Hallotière. L’attelage, c’est savoir mener un âne dans différentes conditions, le garnir d’un harnais bien adapté, et l’atteler à une voiture de circonstance, pour des promenades agréables et en toute sécurité. On peut pratiquer l’attelage à plusieurs, en famille ou entre amis.  

Donkey rides
Les Ânes de Gerval – L’Âne-fun

L’Âne-fun est une activité qui permet aux jeunes cavaliers, dès le niveau débutant, d’acquérir et de consolider les gestes techniques de base en équitation, tout en s’amusant. Plaisir, convivialité et apprentissage sont les principales qualités de l’Âne -fun. Cette activité est accessible à tous les enfants dès l’âge de 4 ans. Tel: 06.37.97.96.77 Email: anesdegerval@orange.fr

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DONKEY COURSES in ILE-DE-FRANCE

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L’Anerie Bacotte

L’Ânerie Bacotte Bois-le-Roi. Traction animale: Marîchage, Débardage, Travail dans la vigne et Attelage. Tel: 06 03 32 38 66

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DONKEY COURSES in CENTRE LIMOUSIN POITOU-CHARENTES

Les Ânes d’Oléron Chéray, Charente-Maritime. Les Stages d’Initiation: Découvrir l’espèce asine dans sa globalité: sa biologie, son comportement, ses besoins, les soins à lui prodiguer. L’approche au pré à la pratique de la randonnée bâtée en passant par le pansage complet et la mise en avant à la longe. 

Introductory courses for new or prospective donkey owners: Donkey biology, behaviour and care, pasture management, grooming, harnessing and hiking. Tel: 06 81 60 29 83

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DONKEY COURSES in AQUITAINE

L’Ânerie, Centre de Formation Cahors. Anatomie et physiologie, entretien, soins, parasites, alimentation et nourriture, l’achat, ethologie, théorie sur la rando et principes de base pour mettre un âne à l’attelage. Tél: 06 87 47 68 84

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DONKEY COURSES in MIDI PYRÉENÉES LANGEDOC ROUSSILLON

Agath’ânes Ganac, Ariège. Aide au bien- être de votre âne apprentissage des connaissances de base éducation de l’ânon formation en groupe ou individuelle. Tel: +33 6 08 13 15 17

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italy

DONKEY COURSES in ITALY

L’Amico Asino Udine, Friuli-Venezia Giulia. Seminars and workshops covering behaviour, open field management, routine vetinary checks and assisted activies, run by Dr. Erica Molinaro Franzil, specializing in school learning disorders, school and work orientation and interventions assisted with animals. Tel: 338 3894305 Email: ericamfranzil@gmail.com 


Fattoria Didattica La Serra  Ceppaiano, Crespina, Pisa. Pet Therapy, Coadjutor donkey in Assisted Interventions to Animals aimed at all those who are interested in working in operations and therapy assisted by animals. The Pet Therapy course allows you to combine a passion for the animal world with employment opportunities in assistance, rehabilitation and co-therapy. 

Il corso Operatore Pet Therapy, Coadiutore dell’asino negli Interventi Assistiti da Animali è rivolto a tutti coloro a cui interessa lavorare nell’ambito delle attività e terapie assistite dagli animali, il corso Pet Therapy è una grande opportunità in quanto permette di sposare la passione per il mondo animale con l’opportunità di occupazione nei settori dell’assistenza, riabilitazione e co-terapia. Tel: +39 339 4251698 


Ranch Margherita, Meleto, Arrezo Carriage training, longreigning and walking with your donkey. 

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belgium

DONKEY COURSES in BELGIUM

Donkey courses Belgium
Ânes et Co, Walcourt, Belgium

Ânes et Co Lacs de l’Eau d’Heure, Walcourt. Les stages d’ânier général se déroulent 4 fois par an, un à chaque saison. Nous en organisons au mois de février, mai, aout et novembre. Ces stages sont ouverts à ceux qui ont déjà un âne, à ceux passionnés ou intéréssés par les ânes ou encore qui prudents comme l’âne, réflechissent avant de se lancer. Nous abordons des sujets essentiels, comme la nourriture, le comportement, les maladies, les prérequis pour avoir un âne chez soi et bien plus, ainsi que pleins de choses pratiques pour faire de votre ami aux longues oreilles un merveilleux compagnon. 

Mi-La-MiӉnes

Mi-La-Mi”ânes Educational projects and activities for children, song-walks, storytelling, games, confidence building, motor skills, learning about donkeys and equipement, training courses, help for new donkey owners and walking with donkeys. Special events such as birthdays also catered for.

Aktiv-Esel, Liege

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germany

DONKEY COURSES in GERMANY

Noteselhilfe Saxony, Bavaria and Brandenburg. Information on the history and nature of donkeys and mules, housing, care, feeding, health, poisonous plants, the Animal Protection Act and practical training including stable and field hygiene, animal care (grooming, hoof care), halters, Auftrensen, saddles, driving and loading.


DONKEY COURSES in SAXONY

Eselhof Nechern, Nechern

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switzerland

DONKEY COURSES in SWITZERLAND

Eselmueller, Eggen, Grasswil 

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Supervised donkey afternoons, children’s birthdays, donkey walks, the first steps on the donkey or horse, carriage rides with donkeys or horses, seminars for donkey holders but also exclusive – the donkey-driver’s license. The competence center for the course being the Swiss syndicate donkey friends (SIGEF). Tel: 62 968 00 44 +41 Email: eselmueller@eselmueller.ch

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DONKEY COURSES in the USA

DONKEY COURSES in COLORADO

Donkey training courses Colorado
Foghorn Farm Donkey Training, Wellington, Colorado

Forghorn Farm Donkey Training Wellington, Colorado. Catching / leading, Hoof lifting, Trailering, Packing / outfitting, Ground driving, Hiking / Trekking. “At Foghorn Farm, we strive to create an environment in which both the donkey and their owner can learn safely and effectively with gentle training techniques and natural donkeymanship methods, coupled with some good old fashioned cowgirl wisdom!”


Lucky Three Ranch Fort Collins, Colorado. Meredith Hodges is a judge, Animal Inspector and Representative of the American Donkey & Mule Society. To book an educational tour, visit the Facebook page or Tel: (800) 816-7566.

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DONKEY COURSES in MICHIGAN

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M&MS Farms, Williamston

M&MS Farms, Williamston M&MS Farms offer courses in basic horsemanship, saddling up, harnessing, hitching, horseback riding, cart driving, obstacle riding and driving. Teaching your horse or donkey haltering, leading, standing and other ground manners. Also evaluations and consultations for intermediate and advanced riders and drivers and lessons in how to prepare your horse or donkey for health checks and trailer loading. Email: sue@mmsfarms.com 

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DONKEY COURSES in WASHINGTON

Donkey Whisperer Farm Sequim, Washington. Online donkey training courses. Donkey behavior, communicating, bonding, leadership skills, resistance-free training techniques, teaching social skills and manners, solving psychological/behavioral problems, catching, leading, pastures and gates, preparing for the farrier or vet, trailering your donkey, packing and hiking, therapy donkeys and working with rescued and/or neglected donkeys.

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