Measuring for a rug: The rug measurement is taken from the centre of the chest, around the point of the shoulder, to the end of the hindquarters. Then add 2-3″ to the measurement and order the nearest size. Dinky Rugs
Saddle Fitting: an average donkey of around 10hh and with a girth circumference of around 48″ will need a girth of 12″ or 16″. Dinky Rugs
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DONKEY EQUIPMENT UK
The UK’s Specialist Manufacturer of Rugs & Equipment for Small Equines. Outdoor rugs, indoor rugs, fleece rugs, summer sheets, fly/sweet itch products, fly fringes, rug accessories, hoods, travel & show, headcollars specially made for donkeys, grazing muzzles, training equipment, tack, harnesses, safety equipment, leg protection, boots and grooming kits. Click here to order online.
Gillrugs Donkey Rugs in three types: Waterproof, Flectalon (a thermal rug made with Flectalon and lined with a smart poly/cotton, shower proof but not waterproof in rain heavier than a light shower) or Combi (thermal and waterproof, with a waterproof breathable outer, Flectalon on the inside and a wicking lining). 6 sizes available. Based in Essex. UK-wide delivery. Tel: 0845 643 0739. Click here to order online.
Maxima Equestrian Rugs in donkey sizes, various colours available, lightweight and heavyweight turnout rugs, combo fly rugs, summer sheets, fleece rugs, stable rugs and fly masks. “Our rugs are a great fit for little ponies and donkeys thanks to the fully adjustable front fastenings that suit a wide range of neck and chest sizes.” Free UK delivery on all orders. Click here to order online
Donkey Tack UK Donkey Tack UK offers a wide range of donkey tack tailored especially for donkeys: saddles and tack, driving harnesses, rugs and accessories. Email:firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Click here to order online
Countrywide Farmers Saddles, bridlewear, headcollars, fly protection, grooming, rug. Order online or there are 69 stores across the Midlands, Wales and South-West. Tel: 08708 352352. Click here to order online.
Shires Equestrian Store Rugs, bridles, reins, bits, accessories, saddles, headcollars, leadropes, training equipment, breaking/lunging, bandages, medical supplies, fly protection, therapy products. Stockists throughout the UK and Ireland. Click here to order online.
Llugwy Farm Tack Room Bitless bridles, slip halters, winter turnout and lightweight rugs, show coats, cooler / sweat rugs, donkey and foal headcollars, fly fringes, promotional coats. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here to order online.
Made in the US and supplied by Intelligent Horse Care in the UK and Europe, these innovative scratcher pads protect your donkeys from injury by providing a safe, purpose-designed space to indulge in scratching. They protect your property from damage, assist your donkeys to shed out old skin and hair and help relieve skin irritations. They also create additional environmental enrichment and reduce stress levels, particularly for animals kept in confined spaces. Email: email@example.com. Click here to order online.
Foster Fencing Romsey, Hampshire. Field shelters, stables, internal stables, tack rooms, hay stores, timber for sale, combination building, timber workshops, sheds, summerhouses, chalets, fencing materials, chestnut paling fencing. Tel: 01794 367770. Click here to order online.
Prestige Timber Stables An independent business with over six years experience in the design and build of timber buildings; specialising in equestrian buildings and structures. Click here to order online.
Fly Masks Cashel fly masks, hand made in the USA. The unique design keeps the mesh well away from the eyes. Long ear version available. Tel: 01403 856 002 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here to order online.
Take the Reins We supply a large range of products for pleasure riding / driving or competitive carriage driving (show ring or indoor driving trials). We are one of the leading stockist of the Zilco Carriage Driving products in the UK & Europe and also stock a variety of carriage driving related items from good quality manufacturers. Tel: 02392 632705 or 07472 448765. Click here to order online.
Handy Hay Nets Handy Hay Nets™ – Slow Feeder Hay Bags. Let your animals graze on our bags and they will be calmer, happier, healthier and their stomachs will receive small amounts of food (trickle feeding) which is more natural and better for their digestion. Saving you time, money and hay, so you can go PLAY! Click here to order online.
Trickle Net Each Trickle Net product is Hand Made to a unique tried and tested design. Trickle Nets are highly effective in slowing down forage consumption. They provide a method of ‘grazing’ where no grazing is available. This has the benefit of improving your donkey’s physical and mental health, as well as saving you money on forage. Click to order online.
Donkey-shaped head collars The Donkey Sanctuary.
DONKEY EQUIPMENT FRANCE
L’Âne Agile Chez l’Âne Agile vous trouverez le matériel utile pour bien vivre avec votre âne. Spécialiste du bât d’âne de randonnée. Nos bâts d’âne ont tous été testés sur le terrain par Gilles et ses ânes complices. Que vous recherchiez un bât d’âne de loisir, un bât d’âne de grande randonnée, nous saurons vous conseiller dans votre choix. Nous livrons en Belgique, Suisse et Luxembourg en colissimo. Tel: 06 88 21 22 86 Email: email@example.com
Co-operative Agricole de Pompadour Arnac-Pompadour, Corrèze. A good variety of fly masks for donkeys. Tel: 05 55 73 30 41 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sellerie Bernard Lacuche Bernard Lacuche, Maître Artisan sellier bourrelier. Depuis plus de 30 ans je taille, couds, mets en forme, cherche, invente et crée. Installé dans le Lot (46), je fabrique un grand nombre de produits.
- Spécialiste en France de la fabrication de bâts: ânes et chevaux.
- Fabricant de licols et harnais ânes et chevaux.
- Réalisation de selles de randonnée type Mac Clellan (plusieurs modèles).
- Conception selles de voltige (plusieurs modèles).
- Bagagerie: un choix de sacoches et bagages pour la randonnée.
- Des fabrications particulières peuvent être réalisées: housses d’instruments de musique, étuis de couteau, carquois, etc.
Bernard LACUCHE, Saint-Vincent-Rive-d’Olt, 46140 Luzech, France Tel: 05.65.30.73.97 E-mail: infos(at)sellerie-lacuche.com
DONKEY EQUIPMENT USA
Jeffers Pet Supplies Dothan, Alabama. Farm, ranch and stable supplies, tools and equipment, cleaning, grooming, medical supplies, fly and pest control, weighing and measuring, waste disposal and scoopers. Click here to order online.
Ozark Mountain Mini Tack Gassville, Arizona. Amazing range of miniature tack and equine supplies. Barn supplies, blankets, driving supplies, DVDs, fly protections, foaling supplies, groom and show supplies, halters, harnesses, let and hoof protection, saddles, tail protection, t-shirts. Tel: 1 (888) 775-6446 Email: email@example.com. Click here to order online.
Pat’s Equine Accessories Fly masks, socks and bonnets, baby donkey blankets and fleeces, rump covers, halters, Christmas hats, donkey collars, donkey fly sheets. Hand sewn and custom made. Very reasonable. Payment via PayPal. Click here to order via facebook.
Peyton, Colorado. Hardwearing packs, pommel bags, panniers, pouches and saddle bags. “High quality American made packing gear for outdoor enthusiasts. Hi, my name’s Eric Lynn. With over 24 years in the military, I developed an affinity for tough, modular outdoor packing equipment built to withstand heavy weight over long periods in harsh climates.” Click here to order online.
Lazy JV Ranch Bremen, Kentucky. All kinds of hay racks, large and small, square and round, free standing, wall mounted and fence mounted, hay risers, troughs, grain feeders, mini feeders and hay baskets. Click here to order online.
The Thrifty Equine Carson City, Nevada. Saddles, bits, spur straps, halters, lead ropes, lunge line headstalls, complete bridles, saddle bags, rein, cinchs, English show clothes, boots, breeches, dressage bridles, saddle pads, English girth, stock tank, feeders, blankets, boots, harnesses, pack equipment, helmets, grooming supplies and more. Click here to order online.
Cashel Granbury, Texas. Suppliers of riding equipment (mainly for horses), barn equipment and trail riding gear with some innovative products including the popular Crusader Fly Mask™ for mules (and recommended by donkey owners). Available in sizes for foal, weanling, yearling and adult, with or without ears, long or short nose. Tel: 800-333-2202. Click here to order online.
Star Lake Tack Shop Atlasburg, Pennsylvania. The number one source for miniature horse tack and equipment. Halters are suitable for miniature donkeys, with adjustable chins and throat latch snaps. They come in four mini sizes.“We specialize in everything for the miniature horse from: nylon halters and leads, blankets, harnesses, carts, bits, books and videos, saddles, and stable supplies.” Tel: 724-255-8583. Click here to order online.
Ass End Trading Company Lords Hill Farm, Washington. Halters for miniature donkeys and foals, leather and nylon, more than 16 colours available. Also miniature donkey rugs. Click here to order online.
Tractor Supply Tennessee. Tack and tack repair supplies, grooming, supplements, feed, forage and treats, fly control, blankets and sheets, stable products. Stores throughout Tennessee. Click here to order online.
Mini Horse Feathers Speciality tack and supply for miniature horses and miniature donkeys. Fantastic range of products, great customer service and international delivery. Tel: 603-491-6694, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here to order online.
Donkey Whisperer Farm Rope Halters made specifically for donkeys. “All halters and matching lead lines are hand-made in the USA with high quality yacht rope, which is impervious to mold and does not unravel or fray. Each halter includes a matching lead line with heavy duty brass screw on snap and leather end. Available in 11 colors and three sizes to fit your donkey perfectly.” Click here to order online.
ScratchnAll is a durable scratcher pad used by animals large and small. It provides safe relief from itching which can plague donkeys in all environments. The ScratchnAll animal scratcher pad is easy to install and has the ability to bend over corners and interlock. Because of its unique shape and features, you can create a pattern which best suits your donkeys’ enrichment needs. The pad’s 212 points can touch key acupressure areas. Originally invented for the horse, the scratcher pad is now satisfying many different species of animals. Click here to order online.
The Hay Pillow Inc. The innovative Hay Pillow encourages natural foraging behaviour and digestion. It is a great weight management tool and provides environmental enrichment for your donkeys. Available in different sizes. Email: email@example.com or Tel: 888.489.0022. Click here to order online.
Animal Auras Customizable animal alert signs, reflective outdoor animal decals, number and info decals and weather resistant clear document holders. Made with long-lasting and visible materials designed to be functional and effective when power and electronic communications are not present. Usable in all parts of the world. US and International delivery. Email: AnimalAuras@earthlink.net. Click here to order online.
Bun Bag Manure Catcher These horse manure catchers will also fit donkeys. It attaches to a riding saddle, harness or bareback donkey. Useful for parades, fairs, carnivals, birthday parties, special events and therapy donkeys. Smaller and more unobtrusive than most manure catchers. Click to order online.
DONKEY EQUIPMENT CANADA
TSC Stores Ontario. Bandages & wraps, blankets, corrals, dewormers, fly control, grooming supplies, hoof care, muscle care, pellets and shavings, supplements, tack, toys, treats and wound care. Stores throughout Ontario or order online. Click here to order online.
DONKEY EQUIPMENT AUSTRALIA
Online store selling an extensive range of donkey supplies including grooming and health care products, training equipment, tack, rugs, baskets, books, humourous hanging signs, gift cards, paintings and collectable and vintage items. International delivery. Details of auctions and the latest items for sale are on Facebook. Click here to order online.
Gidgeannup Produce and Saddlery Stock feeder, equestrian products and pet supplies. 8/2086 Toodyay Rd Gidgegannup, Perth, Western Australia Tel: +61 8 9574 6264
DONKEY EQUIPMENT SOUTH AFRICA
Jon Pieters is a donkey owner based in Bathurst, Eastern Cape. He makes donkey harnessing for local people, made from webbing, metal-framed pack saddles with wooden rests (Donkpaks) and padded back packs (Softpaks).
Jon is currently working on water tubes made from recycled truck or tractor inner tubes, to go under the donkey’s belly, with a girth over the back. The musculature of equines makes them more suited to carrying loads this way but it is rarely seen. This photo shows a Water Tube Malian donkey, carrying water under his belly:
Join Jon’s Facebook group New Karretjiemense.
DONKEY EQUIPMENT INDIA
Reno Veneers Producers of high quality rubber stable mats since 1987. Based in Kottayam, Kerala in India. International delivery. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: +91 481 2338184
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DONKEY GROOMING EQUIPMENT
What to Feed Your Donkey Recommended reading from The Donkey Sanctuary
DONKEY HEALTH CARE SUPPLIES
Fleece Rug – Navy with red trim. 100% polyester. Cross surcingles, adjustable with quick release snap hooks, light weight and warm, wither protector, no centre seam. 7 sizes. Click to view on Amazon.co.uk.
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