Donkey Equipment

Donkey equipmentDonkey Equipment 

Grooming and health care products, tack, slow feeders, enrichment toys, weather protection, fly protection, scratch pads, fencing and stable supplies. Links to suppliers worldwide.

Measuring for a rug : Measure from the centre of the chest, around the point of the shoulder, to the end of the hindquarters. Then add 2-3″ to the measurement and order the nearest size. 

Saddle Fitting: an average donkey of around 10hh and with a girth circumference of around 48″ will need a girth of 12″ or 16″.

Please note: The safe and correct equipment, feed and medical care for any individual donkey will depend upon a wide range of factors. Always seek professional advice.



Dinky Rugs 

donkey head collar

The UK’s Specialist Manufacturer of Rugs & Equipment for Small Equines. Outdoor rugs, indoor rugs, fleece rugs, summer sheets, fly/sweet itch products, fly fringes, rug accessories, hoods, travel & show, headcollars specially made for donkeys, training equipment, tack, harnesses, safety equipment, leg protection, boots and grooming kits. 

Gillrugs Essex. Donkey Rugs in three types: Waterproof,  Flectalon and Combi. 6 sizes available. UK-wide delivery.

Maxima Equestrian Rugs in donkey sizes, various colours available, lightweight and heavyweight turnout rugs, combo fly rugs, summer sheets, fleece rugs, stable rugs and fly masks. Fully adjustable fastening that suit a wide range of neck and chest sizes. Free UK delivery on all orders. 

Donkey Tack UK A wide range of donkey tack tailored especially for donkeys. Saddles, tack, driving harnesses, rugs and accessories.

Discount Equestrian Feed scoops and buckets, grooming and health care products, stable supplies, manure scoops, rugs, haynets and racks, fly masks, pest control, electric fencing and more.

Donkey Headcollar
Donkey Headcollar, Countrywide Farmers

Countrywide Farmers Saddles, bridlewear, headcollars, fly protection, grooming, rugs. Order online or there are stores across the Midlands, Wales and South-West. 

Shires Equestrian Store Rugs, bridles, reins, bits, accessories, saddles, headcollars, leadropes, training equipment, bandages, medical supplies, fly protection, therapy products. Stockists throughout the UK and Ireland. 

Donkeys of Wales Tack Barn Donkey bridles, bells, pads, rugs, trap, saddles, fly sheets and fringes, microchip scanners, shaffle bits and anti-theft signs. 

Llugwy Farm Tack Room Bitless bridles, slip halters, winter turnout and lightweight rugs, show coats, cooler / sweat rugs, donkey and foal headcollars, fly fringes, promotional coats. 

donkey Scratch pad

ScratchnAll Made in the US and supplied by Intelligent Horse Care in the UK and Europe, these innovative scratcher pads provide a safe space to indulge in scratching. They also create environmental enrichment and reduce stress for animals kept in confined spaces.

Foster Fencing Romsey, Hampshire. Field shelters, stables, internal stables, tack rooms, hay stores, timber for sale, combination building, timber workshops, sheds, summerhouses, chalets, fencing materials, chestnut paling fencing.

Prestige Timber Stables An independent business specialising in equestrian buildings and structures. 

Fleet Equestrian Lancashire. Stable, grooming and health supplies. 

Fly Masks Cashel fly masks, hand made in the USA. The unique design keeps the mesh well away from the eyes. Long ear version available. 

Take the Reins A large range of products for pleasure riding, driving or competitive carriage driving. Leading stockist of the Zilco Carriage Driving products in the UK & Europe and a variety of carriage driving related items from good quality manufacturers. 

Dragon Driving Adverts for carriage driving equipment, harnesses, horseboxes, trailers and equestrian services. 

donkey haynet
Nibbleze Haynet

Nibbleze Slow feed hay nets, designed and manufactured in the UK.

Trickle Net Trickle Nets are made to a unique tried and tested design. They help to slow down forage consumption, which can improve your donkey’s physical and mental health, as well as saving you money on forage. 

Parallax Hay Feeders
Parallax Hay Feeders

Parallax Hay Feeders A range of strong and durable slow forage feeders, providing mental stimulation and entertainment, without the need for extra feed. Created and manufactured in the UK. Easy to open and refill. 

Donkey-shaped head collars The Donkey Sanctuary.

FCS Equestrian Norfolk & Suffolk. Stable supplies, bedding, healthcare products, haylage, feeds and supplements. 

Tidy Tryc Wales. Steel trucks for carrying large bales of hay.

E. George & Son Powys, Wales. Agricultural, grooming and feeding equipment, pets & smallholder supplies, fencing supplies & electric fencing, footwear and household products. 

Supplement Solutions Lancashire. UK & international delivery. Stable supplies, grooming, fly control, first aid, wormers and supplements.

Mike’s Donkeys Carmarthenshire, Wales. Saddles for children and riding harnesses.

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L’Âne Agile  Chez l’Âne Agile vous trouverez le matériel utile pour bien vivre avec votre âne. Spécialiste du bât d’âne de randonnée. Nos bâts d’âne ont tous été testés sur le terrain par Gilles et ses ânes complices. Que vous recherchiez un bât d’âne de loisir, un bât d’âne de grande randonnée, nous saurons vous conseiller dans votre choix. Nous livrons en Belgique, Suisse et Luxembourg en colissimo. 


Cab’Âne Ardèche. Spécialiste de l’équipement de l’âne et de l’ânier. Les équipements pour partir en randonnée avec Cadichon, bâts et d’accessoires pour les balades du grand voyageur au promeneur dominical, colliers pour l’attelage de loisir ou les travaux de jardinage et des voitures de promenade. Selles bardettes brides et licols, brosserie, maréchalerie, entretien des cuirs, droguerie asine…

Co-operative Agricole de Pompadour Arnac-Pompadour, Corrèze. Fly masks for donkeys. 

Sellerie Bernard Lacuche Luzech. Maître Artisan sellier bourrelier. Spécialiste en France de la fabrication de bâts: ânes et chevaux, fabricant de licols et harnais ânes et chevaux, réalisation de selles de randonnée, conception selles de voltige, bagagerie: un choix de sacoches et bagages pour la randonnée, des fabrications particulières peuvent être réalisées: housses d’instruments de musique, étuis de couteau, carquois, etc. 

Sellerie le Peyron Haute-Garron. Spécialisés en fabrication des bâts de portage et des bâts de randonnée pour ânes, poneys, chevaux et mules en bois de frêne.

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Jeffers Pet Supplies Dothan, Alabama. Tack and barn equipment, fencing supplies, huge range of healthcare products. Shipping countrywide. 

Ozark Mountain Mini Tack Gassville, Arizona. Amazing range of miniature tack and equine supplies. Barn supplies, blankets, driving supplies, DVDs, fly protections, foaling supplies, groom and show supplies, halters, harnesses, let and hoof protection, saddles, tail protection, t-shirts.

B & D Enterprises Phoenix, Arizona. Mini donkey supplies including harnesses, carts, halters, books, gifts and other novelties.

Country Carriages USA Columbus, North Carolina. Harnesses.

Heartland Veterinary Supply & Pharmacy Hastings, Nebraska. Supplements, health care products, wormers, hoof care, fly control.  

Equine Accessories
Pat’s Equine Accessories

Pat’s Equine Accessories Fly masks, socks and bonnets, baby donkey blankets and fleeces, rump covers, halters, Christmas hats, donkey collars, donkey fly sheets. Hand sewn and custom made. 

donkey saddle packsMountain Ridge Gear Colorado. High quality, tough, modular packs, pommel bags, panniers, pouches and saddle bags, American-made and built to withstand heavy weight over long periods in harsh climates

For Minis Only Palm City, Florida. Apparel, tack, rugs, fly masks, equipment and supplies. International delivery. 

Ravenwood Driving Harnesses Hartsville, Indiana. Full gig and speciality donkey harnesses.

Pack Saddle Shop Idaho. Pack saddles, panniers, saddle bags, pack saddle parts, pack gear, tents. Guides and information.

The Saddles Illinois. Riding saddles, saddle bags, driving and training gear, stable supplies and turnout blankets including small sizes.

Southwest Mountain Mule Arizona. Pack panniers, pack saddles, donkey-sized pack hear.

Zinkel Long-Ears & Pack California. Pack saddles and pack gear, saddle parts, riding and driving gear.

Lazy JV Ranch Bremen, Kentucky. All kinds of hay racks, large and small, square and round, free standing, wall mounted and fence mounted, hay risers, troughs, grain feeders, mini feeders and hay baskets. 

The Thrifty Equine Carson City, Nevada. Tack, pack equipment, riding and training gear, grooming supplies, clothes, stock tanks, feeders and rugs.  

Donkey Fly Mask
Cashel Crusader Fly Mask – Mule

Cashel Granbury, Texas. Barn equipment, riding hear and innovative products including the Crusader Fly Mask™ for mules (recommended by donkey owners). Available in sizes for foal, weanling, yearling and adult, with or without ears, long or short nose.

Horse Warehouse Lake Ozark, Missouri. Vaccines, supplements, health care supplies, ulcer prevention, fly control.

Schneiders Ohio. Tack, blankets, sheets, health care products, stable supplies, riding gear and gifts. 

Iowa Valley Carriage Reedsburg, Wisconsin. Complete range of equipment for carriage driving. Bells, bits, decals and signs, training equipment, driver, vehicle and equine accessories, collars, harnesses, parts and hardware (new and used), stable and cleaning products.

Shoofly Leggins

Shoofly Leggins Kansas City, Missouri. Loose-fitting, chemical-free leggins to prevent fly bites and reduce stressful stomping which leads to hoof damage and leg fatigue. Click here for a list of authorised distributors. 

Stomp Stoppers
Alora wearing Stomp Stoppers leggins Photo: Tabea Brock

Stomp Stoppers Minnesota. Soft, vinyl mesh leggins with velcro fasteners and herringbone binding, to protect your donkey from biting flies and insects and reduce stomping, which can cause leg and hoof injuries. Different sizes and styles available. Machine washable.

Chimacum Tack California. Donkey collars, boots, harnesses, mini donkey harnesses and donkey driving boots. 

Star Lake Tack Shop Atlasburg, Pennsylvania. The number one source for miniature horse tack and equipment. Halters are suitable for miniature donkeys, with adjustable chins and throat latch snaps. They come in four mini sizes. Halters, leads, blankets, harnesses, carts, bits, books, videos, saddles and stable supplies. 

Half Ass Acres Chapel Hill, Tennessee. Halters and show halters in a wide range of colours. 

Ass End Trading Company Lords Hill Farm, Washington. Halters for miniature donkeys and foals, leather and nylon, more than 16 colours available. Also miniature donkey rugs. 

Best Friend Equine Supply Inc. Grooming tools, halters, leads, accessories and stable supplies. 

Halter Up
Halter Up

Halter Up Halters, lead ropes, harnesses and hardware especially for donkeys. Halters made from MFP which is stretch and water resistant and won’t fade in the sun.

WXICOF Donkey halters, catch-all halters, lead ropes, feed bags, fly protection, hoof picks, mini palletts and lots more

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Tractor Supply Tennessee. Tack supplies, grooming, fly control, blankets and stable products. Stores throughout Tennessee.

Mini Horse Feathers Speciality tack and supply for miniature horses and miniature donkeys. Fantastic range of products, great customer service and international delivery. 

Donkey Whisperer Farm Sequim, Washington. Rope Halters made specifically for donkeys. Hand-made in the USA with high quality yacht rope. Each halter includes a matching lead line with heavy duty brass screw on snap and leather end. Available in 11 colors and three sizes to fit your donkey perfectly. 

Red Haute Horse Attractive range of donkey halters. 

Valhoma Corporation Lead ropes, tack and halters for miniature horses that will fit donkeys. Products sold in stores throughout the US or you can order online. 

Donkey Scratcher Pads
Teddy the donkey with ScratchnAll Scratcher Pads


ScratchnAll A durable scratcher pad providing safe relief from itching which can plague donkeys in all environments. The pad can bend over corners and interlock.

Atwoods Ranch and Home Oklahoma. Tack, fly control, fencing and stable supplies, hay nets, healthcare products and supplements. Stores in Arkansas, Kansas, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas.  

slow feeders for donkeys
The Hay Pillow Inc.

The Hay Pillow Inc. The innovative Hay Pillow encourages natural foraging behaviour and digestion. It is a great weight management tool and provides environmental enrichment for your donkeys. Available in different sizes. 

Hay Chix

Hay Chix Taylors Falls, Minnesota. Good quality slow feeder hanging racks, nets and round or square bale feeder nets in different sizes. Effective at encouraging natural feeding behaviour, maintaining healthy weight and reducing waste. 

NibbleNet Slow feed hay nets in a wide range of styles and sizes. Designed, created and manufactured by Thin Air Canvas Inc. Costa Mesa, California. Durable, webbed slow hay feeder bags. Different sizes, hole sizes and colours available.  

Animal Auras Customizable animal alert signs, reflective outdoor animal decals, number and info decals and weather resistant clear document holders. Designed to be functional and effective when power and electronic communications are not present. US and International delivery. 

Bun Bag Manure Catcher These horse manure catchers will also fit donkeys. It attaches to a riding saddle, harness or bareback donkey. Useful for parades, fairs, carnivals, birthday parties, special events and therapy donkeys. Smaller and more unobtrusive than most manure catchers.

Big Dee’s Tack and Vet Supplies Ohio. Tack and barn equipment, fencing supplies and supplements. Shipping countrywide. 

Horse Health USA Fencing, stable supplies, enrichment, healthcare supplies and supplements.  

The Stagecoach West New York. Stable, trailer, fencing, grooming, fly control, healthcare supplies and supplements. Shipping countrywide. 

SmartPak Equine Tack, barn and stable supplies, fly protection, healthcare products and supplements. 

Valley Vet Clothing, footwear, blankets, electric fencing, saddles, grooming equipment, fly control, halters and leads, health care. 

Supreme Equine Design Lincoln County, Wisconsin. Halters, sheets, blankets and coolers. 

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The Horse Habit Alberta and British Columbia. Tack, rider wear, blankets. 

Greenhawk Harness & Equestrian Supplies MississaugaApparel, grooming, equine health care, tack and equipment, stable equipment, books, DVDs and giftware. Click here to order online.

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Handy Hay Nets Slow Feeder Hay Bags help keep your donkeys calm and allow them to trickle feed, which is more natural and better for their digestion.

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TSC Stores Ontario. Healthcare and grooming supplies, rugs, dewormers, fly control, shavings, tack, toys and treats. Stores throughout Ontario or order online. 

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donkey rug
Heavy duty rug, The Donkey Shop

The Donkey Shop 


Online store selling an extensive range of donkey supplies including grooming and health care products, training equipment, tack, rugs, baskets, books, humourous hanging signs, gift cards, paintings and collectable and vintage items. International delivery. Details of auctions and the latest items for sale are on Facebook. 

Donkey fly protection
Donkey fly mask and socks, Gidgeannup Produce and Saddlery Photo: Janetta Traylen

Gidgeannup Produce and Saddlery Stock feeder, equestrian products and pet supplies. 8/2086 Toodyay Rd Gidgegannup, Perth, Western Australia.

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Soft Saddle Pack
Jon Pieters Softpak

Jon Pieters is a donkey owner based in Bathurst, Eastern Cape. He makes donkey harnessing for local people, made from webbing, metal-framed pack saddles with wooden rests (Donkpaks) and padded back packs (Softpaks).

Jon is currently working on water tubes made from recycled inner tubes, to go under the donkey’s belly, with a girth over the back. The musculature of equines makes them more suited to carrying loads this way. Join Jon’s Facebook group New Karretjiemense.

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Reno Veneers Producers of high quality rubber stable mats since 1987. Based in Kottayam, Kerala in India. International delivery.

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Stylo Harness Enterprises Farrier tools, dental instruments, saddles, grooming products and other accessories.

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Donkey Equipment Products


Hamilton 3/4″ Nylon Quality Halter for Miniature Donkey, Blue

2 Metre Strong Twisted Cotton Lead Rope With Trigger Clip

Cottage Craft Equestrian Durable Multi Coloured Lead Rope With Walsall Clip


Lincoln All purpose tack tray with carrying handle

Shires Two Tone Tack Box

Shires Two Tone Tack Box

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Sheldon Grippe Dandy Brush, Pink x 1


Horze Dandy Brush with wooden handle

DM Dandy Brush, Mid Blue


Shires 1482 Ezi-Groom Large 2-Tone Dandy Brush

Cottage Craft Oval Mud Brush, Brown

Wahl Equine Grooming Stiff Body Brush

Large Plastic Curry Comb

Shires large plastic curry comb

Large Rubber Curry Comb

Large rubber curry comb

Bitz Gripping Mane and Tail Brush

Bitz Gripping Mane and Tail Brush

Metal Curry Comb

Small Metal Horse Grooming Curry Comb

Metal Shedding Blade

Metal Shedding Blade / Hair Remover

Hoof Pick Brush

Cottage Craft Hoof Pick Brush

Hoof Picks

Vinyl Handle Hoof Pick

Carr & Day & Martin Canter Mane and Tail Conditioner 500ml

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3M Vet Wrap – Purple 10cm x 4.5m

Vetrap / Cohesive Bandage

ELASTIKON Elastic Tape One Roll: 2” x 180” Stretched

Kaeco Epsom Salt Poultice

Kaeco Epsom Salt Poultice for Abscesses, Sprains, Strains and Bruises

Thrush Buster

Mustad Thrush Buster Treatment

Vetericyn Wound and Skin Care Liquid Spray

Vetericyn Wound and Skin Care Liquid Spray 250ml

Vetericyn Eye Care Wash

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Equilibrium Donkey Fly Mask

Endure Fly Spray

Farnham Endure Fly Spray


Mini Horse Foal Fleece

Fleece Rug – Navy with red trim. 100% polyester

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Flexible Tubtrugs

Stable Tie Ring

William Hunter Stable Tie Ring

Hay Rack

Stubbs Traditional Wall Hay Rack

Moveable animal feed trough

Stable Buckets

Horka Lightweight Plastic Hang On Stable Bucket 16L

Trickle Net ®. slow feeder net

Heavy Duty Rubber Safety Flooring

Molnlycke Healthcare Hibiscrub

EQyss McNasty Anti Chewing Spray

EQyss McNasty Anti Chewing Sprays – 946ml

Heavy Duty Feed Scoops

Shires Heavy Duty Feed Scoop

donkey feed skip

Prostable Rubber Feed Skip

Manure Scoop

Tubtrug Tidee Manure Scoop – assorted colours


Stable Hooks

Shires Set Of 5 Stable Hooks

Plastic Shovel

Lightweight Orange Plastic Shovel with D handle

Stable Broom. 1.2m wooden handle, 12″ wide head, stiff PVC bristles

2 Pack of Blue & Green Equestrian Stable Broom. Strong Metal Handles 45cm

Sweeping Broom

Charles Bentley 24″ Outdoor Stiff Bassine Wide Sweeping Broom

Lilac 50 Litre Bin/Storage for Animal Feed, lockable lid, child safe, side carry handles

Faithfull BATH Plasterers Bath

Faithfull Water Trough. 4ft x 2ft x 1ft / 1200 x 600 x 300 mm, heavy-duty polyethylene

Faulks Multi Tub Feed Bucket. 90L Rectangular

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Nose-It! Equine Ball Flat Fill Treat Dispenser & Slow Feeder Blue

Jolly Mega Ball (red or green) heavy duty inflatable

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Please note: Donkey Wise does not endorse any of the products or suppliers listed on this page. They are intended merely as a useful guide. For advice on the safe and correct feed, equipment or medical care for your donkey, always consult a qualified veterinarian. Donkey Wise cannot accept any responsibility for purchases made using links on this page.

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