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How to Soak a Donkey's Foot - Your Saturday Laugh!

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  • How to Soak a Donkey's Foot - Your Saturday Laugh!

    Expert advice...
    http://www.barnmice.com/profiles/blo...vice-on-how-to
    Last edited by Andrea_W; Aug. 22, 2009, 10:18 AM.

  • #2
    Well, yes. I can sympathize with that.

    For the record, take a small piece of old towel, slather on some epsom salt poultice, place on donkey's foot, wrap with vetrap. Done.

    I guess I've owned donkeys long enough to not even try the bucket thing. Though, if you ever try to soak a horse's foot with a loose donkey around ... the donkey will happily drink the hot epsom salt/betadine soak solution. Go figure.
    "One person's cowboy is another person's blooming idiot" -- katarine

    Spay and neuter. Please.

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    • #3
      I knew I had a good donkey when a bit of grain in a nosebag for him bought me a chance to soak all four feet (dew poisoning treatment). Both fores in one bucket, each hind in a way too big Davis med boot. He politely stepped out of the hind boots after about 8 minutes, then stepped out of the bucket a minute or so later. Such a wise ass

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      • #4
        Change donkey to TB and that would be my experience the first time I tried to soak my TBs foot. After the bucket flew by my head, inches from my nose, I gave up. We stuck to poultices after that!

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        • #5
          I am still weeping with laughter after reading this!

          Thank you thank you thank you for posting this. The writer is absolutely brilliant and hilarious. I don't know if this story is true but it is just incredibly funny and a welcome laugh on a very stormy saturday afternoon.

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          • #6
            Haha! Trying to get a donkey to actually do what you want. That's hilarious!

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            • #7
              Must be my donkey is super good because he will stand in a bucket no problem at all. Doesn't care what you to with/to him, as long as you are doing something. He wants constant attention. Like the day we dressed him up for his Christmas photos. He stood there forever and let me tie little red ribbons in his mane or what he has of one.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by chai View Post
                Haha! Trying to get a donkey to actually do what you want. That's hilarious!
                Mine does. I started him young & he trusts me.

                Putting a first time foot into a dry tub helps introduce the process much easier. Get the donkey comfortable with that and then add water bit by bit – works like a charm.
                "Dressage" is just a fancy word for flatwork

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