It’s always wonderful to see a donkey shine thanks to the work done by The Donkey Sanctuary. Coco, a donkey relinquished to the Sanctuary lives in one of the Scottish holding bases. When Coco arrived he was very nervous around people and needed a great deal of farrier and behavioural work carried out.
However, the turnaround of Coco’s ability to trust people has come on leaps and bounds, which can only be accredited to the hard work of the staff at the holding base. On 6 June Coco went to Cumberland Agricultural Show where he won a first and third prize. The prize money he won for his placing is on its way to The Donkey Sanctuary!
Coco was greatly admired by other donkey exhibitors and the public alike. His behaviour was amazing and not even the cold wind and rain disrupted his performance.
As another donkey owned by the holding base owner was going to the show it was decided to take Coco along too as a part of his schooling regime which includes travelling in a box, being with people and promoting The Donkey Sanctuary. And what a fantastic job he did! He still has a way to go but high hopes are held for Coco to become the ‘ideal’ outreach donkey.