At Muiravonside we have four adorable donkeys, here's some info on each so you can get to know them a bit better.
Meet the leader of the pack! Partlan is the darkest in colour and the cheekiest in character! The volunteers say he’s always the ring leader in any mischief that the Donkeys get up to. You can spot him by his wavy coat and the floppy ‘boy band’ fringe. He also has a lovely long mane. Maybe we should have called him Pantene not Partlan! Partlan and Pearce are best buddies and Partlan does tend to lead Pearce astray so this pair can be a cheeky handful.
Five year old Pearce is very chilled out and laid back. If he wasn’t led astray by Partlan he’s definitely be the best behaved of our four donkeys, and he’s also the largest. Pearce only gets in bother when he helps Partlan steal the mucking out tools from the volunteers. Pearce has a dark face with a totally black nose and zebra striped legs and in the morning he ‘sings’ for his breakfast.
Who wouldn’t love Birch? This five year old is the smallest of our donkeys and has the lightest coloured coat. Birch is always first to greet new volunteers and LOVES cuddles. One of his favourite tricks is to rest his head on anyone who will allow him. He's even been known to fall asleep on the farrier while his hooves are being looked after. When the humans aren’t available to give him love and affection he hangs around with Harley who’s his best friend.
Say Hello to Harley, but say it quietly as he’s very very shy! This handsome eight year old donkey has a dark brown coat, with cute white smudges under his eyes and a light coloured muzzle. Harley adores kids and his best pal is Birch. He’s easy for the volunteer team to manage as he is easily bribed with treats and never any trouble when his coat needs brushing.