Friday 19 September 2014

Donkey Agility Day

On September 13th we had a great day at our Donkey Agility Day
Here we are with our rosettes after the mini competition:

left to right:-
Lucas and jake, Victorien and Welly, Eli and Nigel, Bart and Giffy, Sue and Jasper, Vanessa, Peter and Alison, Jill and Noah

The weather was great , the ground was solid rather than muddy and we had lots of room here in the field. Our coach Vanessa gave us a talk on persuading our donkeys to lead on a loose rope and NOT eat and on how to tell if our donkey was afraid of going over, under or through and what to do about it. We all had a practice then showed off our best obstacle. After dinner we did all the obstacles in turn to earn marks and get a rosette.

The competition was won by Giffy the mule with Bart and Wellington with Victorien in equal first place.

A surprise visitor was Alison from the Donkey Sanctuary who chose to play with Peter, our 4yr old, and managed 3rd place ! I was SO proud of Pete who has never done anything like this before and definitely not with a stranger.

Next was Lucas with Jake who got all four feet on the pedestal and Jill with Noah.

Then Sue with Jasper who said all the things he does in the stable yard were far more scary in the field ! 

Next was Nigel wit Eli who did much better in the field than he had done before in the yard. Ah well, that's donkey life !
We all had a fun day and look forward to doing it again !

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