The best information I have found about donkey hoof care comes right from the American
Donkey and Mule association website.
My farrier is a little unsure about trimming donkey hooves. Aren't donkeys
supposed to be "upright"?
No not all donekys have upright hoof
angles. Thes best trim for a donkey hoof is to MATCH THE PASTERN angle, as they would on any horse. For an animal
that has under-run heels or is coon-footed, there may be some corrective trimming in need, but the general rule is to match
angles. Trying to "Stand a donkey on it's toes" may do more harm than good. The basic trim is the same, just the general
shape and to a small extent the angles are different - but not that much. Its not something to fear in trimming!
ADMS has a hoof trimming packet available for $2.00 ppd.
Visit the American Donkey and Mule Association website.