Welcome to Just 4 Donkeys

'Just 4 Donkeys'.......but also for mules, ponies and horses!

Based near Salisbury in Wiltshire, 'Just 4 Donkeys' was created as a result of owning amazing donkeys that continue to inspire and teach their owner, Trudy Affleck on a daily basis.

Trudy Affleck has been working with donkeys, horses, ponies and their owners for many years to enable animals to have confidence in themselves and lead active and purposeful lives.

Donkeys generally respond well to being busy and can get involved in many different activities.

'Just 4 donkeys' all lead active lives with activities such as:

  • long reining.
  • driving as singles, pairs and tandem.
  • going to shows.
  • being used for training and demonstrations.
  • going out and about for walks.
  • and public appearances such as wedding receptions

What I offer:

Whether you have ambitions to drive your animal, want to improve your riding or just want to feel more confident in handling your horse or donkey, then Trudy has something to offer. 

Training can be provided on a one to one basis or as a group workshop and sessions are tailored to meet the needs of you and your animal.

Trudy is also delighted to be the UK Ambassador for USA based Chimacum Tack who offer a wide range of driving harness specially made for donkeys. If you are interested in what they have to offer, or would like help measuring your donkey for harness, please get in touch.

About me:

Trudy originally trained as a Physiotherapist and has previously worked in Spinal Injury Units in the UK and New Zealand.

She is qualified as a P3 Tellington TTouch Equine Awareness Method (TTEAM) Practitioner with a special interest in donkeys and mules.

She is a member of the Tellington TTouch British Isles Guild and provides training courses for TTouch Practitioners and others interested in learning more about Tellington TTouch.

Her training methods reflect the TTEAM code of conduct and philosophy and:

  • Recognises the individual learning process of every human and animal
  • Works with animals using understanding rather than dominance.
  • Respects each animal as an individual.
  • Honours the role of animals as her teacher.

Trudy has worked as co-author with Sarah Fisher to produce a book, "The Healthy Donkey" containing information on donkey care and seventy-five tips and techniques to help the donkeys in your care.

Paddock Tracking:

In addition, Trudy can offer advice on paddock tracking for your donkey with tailored plans designed to reflect your needs and paddock layout.

Training Sessions:

Visits will be considered to see you and your animal where ever you are based. 

One to one sessions normally last just over an hour for the first session and the length of subsequent sessions will depend on the needs of you and your animal.


A variety of workshops for groups and individuals involving hands on training are on offer.  However, should you wish to hold a specific training event on a different topic, please contact Trudy Affleck to discuss your needs.

For more information contact:

Trudy Affleck
07973 224537
"Teaching donkeys, mules, horses and ponies together with their owners"

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The Healthy Donkey

by Sarah Fisher & Trudy Affleck

"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn"  - Chinese Proverb

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