Explore the site to learn everything there is to know about the Barron Park Donkeys.We will be adding features and updating pages over the next few months and we want your feedback to make this the website you want to re-visit.These findings suggest that donkeys may have worn bits in the ancient Near East as early as the 3rd millennium, long before the arrival of the horse. "Early evidence of use of a bit on domestic donkeys found in the Near East: Ancient donkey remains from the Early Bronze Age (EB) show tooth wear linked to bit-wearing." Science Daily. Through their grazing activity, sea urchins excavate rock and form the pits they occupy. This is true for domestic horses and wild horses in the Gobi Desert.
Since 1934, the community has enjoyed the presence of the donkeys, leading the neighbors to continue the tradition to this day.A bit is often used while riding to allow the rider more control over the animal, as opposed to a tether or nose ring which can simply prevent an animal from wandering, or lead an animal to a new location.Wear and tear on the teeth are often used as a proxy to identify whether or not a bit was worn.Donkeys carried Christ into Jerusalem while in Greek myth they transported Hephaistos up to Mount Olympos and Dionysos into battle against the Giants. More recently, Professor Mitchell has focused on the archaeology of animals (including dogs and horses).They were probably the first animals that people ever rode, as well as the first used on a large-scale as beasts of burden.