Moses is a sociable chap who loves nothing more than meeting new people and being the centre of attention. You can often spot him trying to deter his best friend Oscar from creating havoc, which he does with commendable effort (see "Day 1 - Walter" post).
When Moses first arrived, he lived at our main sanctuary in Sidmouth, however, his lovely temperament meant he would be ideal for providing donkey assisted therapy, and he’s lived at our Birmingham centre ever since (that’s 12 years to be precise).
Moses is an invaluable member of our donkey assisted therapy team in Birmingham and is loved by all who know him. He is extremely multi-talented and can be ridden by children or will pull a cart with them in. He also travels from his home in Birmingham to Nottingham on a regular basis where he gets to meet even more children.
Not one to be shy of the limelight, we love taking Moses to meet his adoring fans at shows. His gentle, laid-back nature means he is a fantastic donkey to take to schools and residential homes, where he will happily stand to be petted and admired. Moses is steadfast and reliable, and appears to have a sixth sense; always understanding just what people need from him. He remains calm and loving when they are distressed, and gentle and steady for those who have difficulty balancing. Moses truly is a wonderful donkey to work with.
Moses might be gentle but he certainly doesn’t fade into the background; he’s an eye-catching blue roan with a white blaze on his face, making him easily identifiable among the herd.
Moses loves all weather. Unlike other equines such as horses, donkeys’coats are not waterproof and will seek shelter as soon as they feel a drop of rain. But not Moses! He loves rain and even snow, staying out for as long as he can to enjoy the sensation. On sunny days, you’ll find him chasing the last corner of sunshine at the end of the day so he can feel the warmth of those rays on his coat for as long as possible. You’ll often see him making a funny yawning face when it’s time to go back to the barn for a nap.
Last but not least, Moses loves being groomed and brushed, especially by the children, but dislikes having his tail and legs washed. Strange, for a donkey who loves rain!
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