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Donkey Behavior and Handling

Donkeys are a little different from horses when it comes to working on their hooves. They must be handled differently according to their unique behavior. Ross Keller will share his expertise in working on donkeys to help make donkey trimming as pleasant as possible, for both the donkey and trimmer. Join Ross for this interactive webinar and bring your questions.

Ross Keller is a full time farrier and hoof care educator. Passionate about longears and recognizing a critical need for compassionate handling, Ross chose to specialize in donkey and mule hoof care, built upon his decades of donkey training experience. He is certified by the Equine Lameness Prevention Organization (E.L.P.O.) and is an instructor at that organization’s clinics and farrier school. Ross has developed hoof trimming protocols and procedures specific to the donkey and regularly provides corrective and rehabilitative hoof care. In addition to teaching the technical aspects of donkey hoof care, Ross also places significant emphasis on teaching about donkey behavior, behavior modification (gentling), and appropriate handling techniques.