Yesterday I received a call from the Paccombe Training Centre asking if I would like to go down and take some photos of Henry, a donkey in need of some TLC!
Henry is a life-size grey stuffed donkey who is used regularly as a prop in their training courses, especially when beginners need to practice putting a head collar on a donkey. He's particularly helpful and very patient and is unlikely to run away! After the initial training with Henry, the beginners then go down on to the yard to practice with the real donkeys.
While I was there, Dawn Vincent turned up with a film crew to get additional shots of some of the training aspects for the new Stage 1 training course video.
As I watched, Amarillo, Hannah and Molly were all in the yard being groomed and looking their best. Meanwhile, I was being followed by Jacko, who just loved being made a fuss over. His chocolate brown coat shone in the sunshine and his ears twitched at every sound the crew made ready for his cue!