In July, I met with fellow Donkey Welfare Adviser Liz Wright to hold a Donkey Care day at Oxhill in Warwickshire, with the kind permission of Redwings Horse Rescue.
The course was well attended by a friendly group of visitors and members of staff from fellow equine welfare charities Redwings and The Blue Cross. The course offers help and advice for the early stages of owning or rehoming donkeys, and is open to all. anyone interested in Guardianship, who works or volunteers with donkeys, or just interested in learning more about these often misunderstood animals.
Everyone learns more if they are having fun as well, and this day the sun and the donkeys both shone. Our attendees had a whole day of theory and hands-on time with the lovely and interactive donkeys at Oxhill that are currently in the care of Redwings and, judging from the smiles at the end of the day, a great time was had by all.
Our courses are free but as a charity we welcome donations. I hope to see you all on one of the courses held all over UK. Just check out the website for venues and dates and book on. Good luck and enjoy!