Nickname Daisi, officially Daysie. Daisi is a jenny born in Germany in 2007. She came to Finland in 2014 and became part of the Hutko donkey gang in the fall of 2016. Daisi is a small donkey, height at the withers approx. 95 cm. She is a bit reserved, but tremendously sweet. Daisi is also very dutiful, a quality one wouldn’t expect of a donkey.
Nickname Tiitu, officially Tischa. Tiitu was born in Holland in 2008, and moved to Finland in 2014. Together with Daisi she joined our animal team in the fall of 2016. Tiitu is a bit bigger than Daisi, her height at the withers being approx. 100 cm. And YES, Tiitu can be a real ass. If she doesn’t want to move, she won’t. Tiitu has a stubborn character but mind you, she is nice to people. Despite her temper, she will neither kick nor bite.
Maija’s official name is Maya. Maija was born in Finland in 2017. Her mother, however is an Irish donkey that came to Finland in 2017. Maija is a foal still, but she will grow up to be a tall donkey with an expected height at the withers of around 120 cm. If you have never met a lap donkey, you really have to meet Maija. She could never have too many hugs.
Laila’s official name is Lyla. Laila was born in Finland in 2017. Her mother, however is an Irish donkey that came to Finland in 2017. Her father is an Irish donkey jack, but that is all we know about him. Laila is a foal still, but we expect her to grow up to be a tall donkey with a height at the withers of around 120 cm. Laila is a very sociable donkey and loves getting attention.
In spite of their stubborn reputation our donkey girls have won our hearts with their captivating and sympathetic nature. Mind you, they still have those little moments… Donkeys make firm-footed mounts, and thrive on the Finnish rural terrain. However, their small size limits that of their rider as well. Only children up to 30kgs can mount a donkey.
The solid saddle on the donkey’s back makes it easy even for first-timers to keep their balance. Whilst seated firm in the saddle, children can thoroughly enjoy the view during the Animal Hike.
Donkeys, especially Daisi and Tiitu, are firm-footed and docile animals and they will happily let our youngest visitors enjoy a donkey ride too. A basket saddle is suitable for babies who can sit and hold their head up for a while.
Donkeys are also nice hiking trip companions when it comes to carrying goods, because even a small donkey can carry 30 – 40 kg of burden.
A donkey is an adaptable and gentle animal that accepts all sorts of hiking companions: both hairy and ‘hairless’ ones.