I recently visited four of my wonderful foster homes in Norfolk, one of which has two of our donkeys, Violet and Cocoa Beans. When Violet first went into this home she truly was a shrinking violet, quite nervous of everything and lacking confidence. Thanks to the tremendous input of the foster owners, she is now friendly, confident and a totally different donkey.
Both donkeys go for regular walks and are continually offered new things to stimulate and amuse them. When this small jump was put up Violet ran round with no hesitation and hopped straight over it. Who said donkeys can't jump!
It is such a terrific part of my job to see how much pleasure donkeys give people and how much the individual attention of foster owners can give to donkeys.