Cottonwood Creek Hike & Picnic
We took the donkeys for a picnic hike to Cottonwood Creek. We have never been to this trail before and it was pretty good! There were alot of off leash dogs, but the donkeys did REALLY WELL! They didn't get weird about any of them. We did have a few dogs just be terrified of the donkeys though. We might bring treats next time, if the owners approve. There was one Griffon that had the hardest time with them, he ran down the trail in fear, I felt really bad, but hopefully he left with the sentiment that donkeys won't hurt him.
I was hoping this trail would be good for social walks, but due to the amount of dogs and how narrow the trail is, I don't think it's a good candidate (especially with pack saddles on!). The hunt continues.
I apologize for the shaky video, we'll be taking the go pro on the next outing.
backcountry poker ride
we attended the annual Gallatin Valley Backcountry Horsemen's Poker Ride held at Bridger Bowl Ski area.
I asked the gals in the registration tent if it was ok to ride a donkey on the ride, they seemed surprised and said it was ok! One lady even said ' I didnt know you could ride a donkey!'
There were so many trailers! This chapter is so much bigger than my old one, its really a great thing! I didn't know anyone!
there was a medium sized creek crossing at the end of this section and it took us three attempts before Daisy would cross it. Which means I had to stand in the creek three times lol, so thankful for waterproof riding boots!
The trail was very steep, narrow, and muddy after this. We had to stop numerous times to catch our breath (I was still on foot).
Ride N' Hike in the forest
Rode/hiked three miles in the forest. I was switching donkeys about every 5-10 minutes, so they both got a bit of a work out, I hiked in for the first leg. It was fun! other than both of them wanting to eat grass the ENTIRE time, it wasn't until the end that they both seemed satisfied. We crossed the creek with NO PROBLEM!! It was super cool, I was on Rocky and Daisy was being ponied and we just rode straight across, it was great. Time to break out the go pro!
Donkey Hike in the forest
We live within walking distance of a chunk of national forest. I have only been out there one time prior, horseback with my neighbor. It was so fun to explore it with the donkeys and enjoy the scenery.
Here to share all my donkey related adventures....why? Because they're basically the best thing ever.