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There’s a Donkey here!
Patient, friendly and very kind, donkeys are great companions for children and grown-ups alike in this extraordinary adventure. After the introductions, it’s time to tell their story over the centuries and to learn that they are affectionate animals that don’t kick or bite (when they are treated with respect they deserve), aren’t nervous (when frightened, they stop, instead of bolting like their ‘cousin,’ the horse), like their food (they will eye up your hay bale bench greedily), are strong and, yes, actually very clever! This is followed by a ride in the company of these new friends: the children ride, the adults guide the animals, and everyone enjoys a pleasant walk through the forest.