Do you remember Autumn, the hinny who was rescued by the Equine Rescue Network and who arrived at the Farm almost a year ago? This is just to let you know that she is doing well.
Autumn has gained weight here, which is important because she was very underweight. She looks pretty good now. It turned out that she took a horse-like behavior after her father. She is the first and the loudest one to whinny when the hay is brought to the ring.
Yet, she wants everything to be on her terms, and this is probably because her mother was a donkey. Donkeys are known for their intelligence. They are able to make decisions; that is why they are called stubborn. Donkeys are independent, and so is our Autumn.
Although, when she is not pushed, Autumn approaches people she likes. She always chooses people who are calm and confident and avoids those who are nervous or scared. Autumn has her own dramatic history, being rescued from a kill pen and abandoned by her previous owner. So, she just doesn’t want to add more to her fears. However, she understands people who have trauma or social phobia very well. This makes her great to work in the EAGALA model.