As I glanced through the news to see what's up with donkeys this week I came across an article from Virginia about a woman who is raising American Mammoth Jackstock. These are the really tall donkeys that people breed with horses to get the largest possible mules.
From my amateur's understanding, Mammoth Jackstock are the donkeys that are descended from the two Andalusian donkeys that George Washington got from Charles III of Spain.
I like what Audrey Cadle says about her big ole donkeys...
They’re a fight, not flight, animal, she said. Unlike horses, the donkeys hardly ever spook. If Cadle and Gus are out on a ride and he encounters a situation he’s uncomfortable with, he will stand there and determine how he feels about it before moving forward. He once jumped four feet so he wouldn’t have to touch a small puddle, but after that he was fine.
I would pay good money to see them play with their cones and pool noodles.