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  1. Sharon King
    September 22, 2019 @ 11:57 pm

    All mine only “sink” when they are touched when wet. The rest of the time they love it when they’re touched or scratched. I read some where that this is normal for donkeys.


    • Meredith
      September 25, 2019 @ 5:06 pm

      It is normal for a lot of animals but they do it less when they are regularly stroked over the spine.


  2. Sam
    July 21, 2022 @ 8:11 pm


    I am a brand new donkey owner. He is 1 year old and does this sinking. I don’t think he was handled much at all. You mention doing “passive leading exercises” that will help them build muscle and be less sensitive… what are these exercises? Where can I get more info?

    Thank you


    • Bailey Folker
      July 22, 2022 @ 4:34 pm

      Hello! You can email Meredith at and she will be happy to answer any questions you may have and provide you with the information you need.


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