Body language

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    Hey all!

    I'm just curious of differences in body language you've noticed between your mini donks and mini horses.

    I'm having a little bit of a hard time finding much online about what to look for and how to read donks. Merideth Hodges website has been great though and I'm picking up a little bit being around my little Dom.

    So let 'er rip! What have you seen?
     
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    When it comes to donkeys I read somewhere that you have to teach a donkey 3 times. Once to the left side of the brain once to the right side of the brain and the third time so they can put it all together. I have found this to be true for the most part. Some pick it up on the second time and have it down pat and some take a fourth or fifth time but a a general rule 3 is the key, and it doesn’t really matter what your doing with them. Once they learn something they don’t seem to ever forget.
     
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    He definitely picks up quick! Which also worries me when I mess up, don't want to permanently teach him wrong lol
     
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    I've only had 3 mini donks over the years....Still have one, who I love. Ella's the one who's taught me the most. I swear her ears are her "mood signals", but I also watch her eyes just like I do with the horses (and all of our animals.) And if she likes you, she'll do almost anything you ask her to do.
     
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    Here is our Petunia: so much personality! IMG_20200430_184845.jpg
     
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    Oh boy are those ears and eyes expressive! It has been interesting to watch them. He definitely has his people too!
     
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    What a cutie! :p
     
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    IMG_20200506_193004_669.jpg I interpreted this as, "MOOOOOMMMMM pleeeaaaassseee pay attention to me." lol:D
     

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