Measuring for a rug: Measure 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
DONKEY EQUIPMENT SUPPLIERS
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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.
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. Fully adjustable fastening that suit a wide range of neck and chest sizes. Free UK delivery on all orders. Click here to order online.
Donkey Tack UK A wide range of donkey tack tailored especially for donkeys. Saddles, tack, driving harnesses, rugs and accessories. Email:firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. 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 provide a safe space to indulge in scratching. They also create environmental enrichment and reduce stress 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. 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.
Take the Reins A large range of products for pleasure riding, driving or competitive carriage driving. Leading stockist of the Zilco Carriage Driving products in the UK & Europe and a variety of carriage driving related items from good quality manufacturers. Click here to order online.
Trickle Net Trickle Nets are made to a unique tried and tested design. They help to slow down forage consumption, which can improve 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. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cab’Âne Ardèche. Spécialiste de l’équipement de l’âne et de l’ânier. Les équipements pour partir en randonnée avec Cadichon, bâts et d’accessoires pour les balades du grand voyageur au promeneur dominical, colliers pour l’attelage de loisir ou les travaux de jardinage et des voitures de promenade. Selles bardettes brides et licols, brosserie, maréchalerie, entretien des cuirs, droguerie asine…
Co-operative Agricole de Pompadour Arnac-Pompadour, Corrèze. Fly masks for donkeys. Email: email@example.com
Sellerie Bernard Lacuche Luzech. Maître Artisan sellier bourrelier. Spécialiste en France de la fabrication de bâts: ânes et chevaux, fabricant de licols et harnais ânes et chevaux, réalisation de selles de randonnée, conception selles de voltige, 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. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sellerie le Peyron Haute-Garron. Spécialisés en fabrication des bâts de portage et des bâts de randonnée pour ânes, poneys, chevaux et mules en bois de frêne.
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. 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.
Mountain Ridge Gear Colorado. High quality, tough, modular packs, pommel bags, panniers, pouches and saddle bags, American-made and built to withstand heavy weight over long periods in harsh climates. Click here to order online.
Pack Saddle Shop Idaho. Pack saddles, panniers, saddle bags, pack saddle parts, pack gear, tents. Guides and information. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Southwest Mountain Mule Arizona. Pack panniers, pack saddles, donkey-sized pack hear. Email: email@example.com
Zinkel Long-Ears & Pack California. Pack saddles and pack gear, saddle parts, riding and driving gear. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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. Click here to order online.
Shoofly Leggins Kansas City, Missouri. Loose-fitting, chemical-free leggins to prevent fly bites and reduce stressful stomping which leads to hoof damage and leg fatigue. Click here to find a list of authorised distributors.
Stomp Stoppers Minnesota. Soft, vinyl mesh leggins with velcro fasteners and herringbone binding, to protect your donkey from biting flies and insects and reduce stomping, which can cause leg and hoof injuries. Different sizes and styles available. Machine washable. 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. Halters, leads, blankets, harnesses, carts, bits, books, videos, saddles and stable supplies. 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. Email: email@example.com. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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: email@example.com Tel: +91 481 2338184
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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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