On 4/17 I bought a Burro (Donkey) at a livestock auction. This little girl went to the ring with no bids, at the last moment I put a $25.00 bid and won her. She loves attention. I have now owned her one month and would like to start training her to ride and pull a cart. Her past owner has told me that they have let kids sit on her back and they would lead her around. The other day I did get on her back and taped her side asking her to move forward. She would just look back at me as if to say "what are you asking me to do?"
I have noticed that she does not react like a horse does. An example is if I tap my leg and try to send her away she stands in place and looks at me. How can I get her to understand what I am asking of her? I do NOT want to use any whip or stick. What can I do? Has anyone ever worked with a burro or donkey?