Our Mini Donkey day session is an introduction to horse and donkey husbandry including all the work!
This is a great present for animal-lovers who would like to know more about handling and caring for some equines including the Good Day Out Miniature Mediterranean Donkeys, Maverick & Goose. This animal encounter experience also includes meeting horses Jazzy & Madoc who live on the same yard.
You can book as an individual or for x 2 people but there will only be 2 people maximum on the session so you will have serious donkey cuddles and interaction for the day with the little lads. If you wanted to book as a larger group, just email us and we can let you know how that can work. This is only suitable for adults or older teens accompanied by an adult.
You’ll spend around 90 mins on the normal daily tasks from 8.30am, feeding, fetching water, mucking out, poo picking the field, grooming and sweeping. Scratches, cuddles and interaction are encouraged with the mini donkeys and they usually try to help in some way.
After a coffee break, we’ll take the Dinks for a walk along the local green lanes and scenic farmland bordering the Brecon Beacons and if weather allows, we’ll have a snack picnic on the walk.
A veggie lunch is included at our smallholding or we will head to a local cafe.
The afternoon session is interactive agility games with The Dinks. The donkeys love their games and it is really great to see how different they are from when you are walking with them. We use positive reinforcement techniques and at all times we consider how the donkeys are responding and reacting.
There is great Brecon Beacons holiday accommodation at the farm next door and B&Bs nearby so this could be booked as part of a package to make a great winter break in Wales. Get in touch if you are interested in extending the experience as we are happy to recommend great walks and cultural visits nearby, no matter the weather!
Handling of the donkeys is part of the experience but some manual tasks can be tailored to suit, should you have any fitness issues. This is a fun collaborative insight into how equines are cared for every day, especially throughout Winter. It is 1:2 ratio group so very immersive & interaction and questions are encouraged about their daily care and welfare.