Equines of all types have long served mankind in many ways. They have pulled plows, packed heavy loads, and transported riders from place to place.
Horses and donkeys still have places on many farms, whether small or large. While quite a few country families keep a horse or pony simply for recreation, others expect their animals to work. Plowing, logging, tending cattle, and providing enjoyment to visitors are some of the ways in which equines earn their keep today.
If you are looking for the right horse or donkey breed for your needs, take some time to read through the options listed in this guide. We have provided information on each breed’s history, uses, temperament, and health issues, as well as the pros and cons to consider before making your final decision.