Donkeys can live for over 50 years.Donkeys are very strong and intelligent.A donkey is stronger than a horse of the same size.Donkeys have an incredible memory – they can recognise areas and other donkeys they were with up to 25 years ago.Donkeys were supposedly domesticated around 5000 years ago in the north east of Africa from the Somali wild ass. The domestication if donkeys soon spread across the globe, with people mainly using the donkeys to help carry heavy loads and transport goods long distances.

Sabino horses have a pattern of white patches accompanied by splashes, spots and ticking.Most sabinos have flecks or roaning, especially those with extensive white. White marking on the face is a common characteristic of sabino. This might only be a few white hairs, but sabino horses are well known for often having extensive white markings, from a large blaze to “bonnet”, “apron” or “bald” faces.

The Dales Pony is native to the upper dales of North East England, and was bred specifically for the Pennine lead industry as a pack pony. Dales Ponies were also used as a  work horse on small hill farms in the area and were almost wiped out when they served with the Army as pack and Mountain Artillery ponies due to their tremendous stamina, courage, intelligence and calm temperament. Today, the Dales Pony is a favorite for trekking and long distance riding, but also are popular in cross – country, performance classes, dressage and driving.

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