Their days are now spent roaming their field in our 400 acres of parkland and at night time they are put to bed in the cosy stables in our courtyard. Morris and Callum have both adapted brilliantly to their new surroundings, aided by our team of dedicated donkey wranglers.
Morris and Callum have all sorts of care needs that our donkey wranglers assist with. They groom the donkeys and ensure the cleanliness of their stable and grazing area, keep an eye on their food and water, turning them out every morning and putting them away each night. As the donkeys become used to their new home we’ll be carrying out daily halter training so that they become familiar with handling and dealing with visitors.
So, if you’d like to visit Callum and Morris, just head over to Hatchlands and you’ll find them in their grazing area at the bottom of our wildflower meadow. If it’s a bad weather day then you can find them well sheltered in our courtyard, close to their stable. You’re welcome to stroke their noses or provide a tickle behind the ears, but we would ask that you never feed them by hand. This encourages them to expect food from everyone and fingers can look deceptively like carrots to a donkey.
Callum and Morris look forward to welcoming you to Hatchlands. We know because they told us.