Because they love us, expecting only in return to be treated fairly.
But mainly, because I was tired of having lame horses. Donkeys are supposed to be very hardy.
And why THREE donkeys?
Well, if one were to go lame, I still have two others to drive. And if two were to go lame, I still have one left to drive. And if all three were to go lame, at least they don't cost (quite) as much to care for as a horse.
Wait, you say. I keep seeing four donkeys.
Well, yes, that would be Coyote. AKA Donkey. AKA Fat Donkey. Fat Donkey belongs to my friends were I board my equines and he is the most loving little booger. He is the one in my lap on the header picture.
Alas, when I tried teaching him to line drive, it mostly consisted of me standing behind him and pushing him around with my legs. I didn't see this working out very well.
A driving jenny. That's the ticket.
I decided to look for a jennet of my own to drive and started the search. Apparently, these are slightly more rare creatures than I had thought. After looking through Craigslist and considering some, I decided to go to a breeder who had purchased a lot of the breeding stock that Fat Donkey had come from...