# How much weight can a donkey pull?

## How much weight can a donkey pulling a cart?

So a donkey, the cheapest animal, has a carrying capacity of 420 lb. When pulling a vehicle, it can therefore carry 2100 lb. If that vehicle is a cart, weighing 200 lb, that leaves 1900 lb of cargo capacity. On the other hand, if that vehicle is a wagon, weighing 400 lb, that only leaves 1700 lb of cargo capacity.

## What is the weight limit to ride a donkey?

One island in Greece is putting a limit on how much weight their donkeys can carry. Tourists wishing to take a ride on Santorini’s famed donkeys must now weigh less than 220 pounds (100 kilograms), or one-fifth of the donkey’s body weight, according to CNN and HuffPost.

## How much weight can a mule pull?

“U.S. Army specifications for pack mules state that ‘American mules can carry up to 20 percent of their body weight (150 to 300 pounds) for 15 to 20 miles per day in mountains,'” Wickler says. “There are some anecdotal reports of 350 to 400 pounds and even an 1867 reference to 600 to 800 pounds for mules.”

## How much weight can a mini donkey pull?

RIDING – Miniature donkeys are able to be ridden by small children… depending on the donkey’s individual size (32+ inches tall is best for riding). Many larger miniature donkeys can carry up to 50 pounds (including the saddle’s weight) – less weight for longer rides, more weight may be okay for short amounts of time.

## Can donkeys carry humans?

Standard donkeys typically stand about 11 hands high (44 inches) and weigh about 500 pounds. Therefore a standard donkey could potentially carry as much as 125 pounds. A standard donkey is a good mount for a small to medium-sized woman or small man and a good pack animal for a medium to large sized load.

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## How much can one Clydesdale pull?

A Clydesdale can pull between 2,000 and 8,000 pounds. Pulling strength is determined by the distance a loaded sled (boat), or a dynamometer is moved. Most large draft breeds pull similar weight.

## Do donkeys like being ridden?

The average donkey is too small to be ridden by adults, but mammoth donkeys are sufficiently large in stature to bear as much weight as a small horse could handle. They can be a pleasure to ride as long as you aren’t in a hurry and don’t attempt to push them out of their comfort zone.

## Can donkeys carry more weight than horses?

Generally speaking, a mule, or donkey, can carry more weight than a horse because of the unique muscle structure of the animal. However, an equine that is not conditioned properly will not be able to efficiently carry as much weight as one who is.

## Do mules try to mate?

Most documented cases of mules/hinnies being fertile have been in the female mule (molly/mare mule). Also, keep in mind it’s likely that more mules may be fertile, but we commonly do not attempt to breed mules. Mules and hinnies that have foaled in the past were bred to jacks (male donkeys).

## What is a molly mule?

The correct name for a male mule is a horse mule, but they are sometimes referred to as a John or Jack mule. The name for a female mule is a mare mule. Sometimes females are informally called molly mules. Mule colt or mule filly refers to a mule that is less than 3 years of age.

## Can a female mule get pregnant?

A female mule that has estrus cycles and thus, in theory, could carry a fetus, is called a “molly” or “Molly mule“, though the term is sometimes used to refer to female mules in general. Pregnancy is rare, but can occasionally occur naturally as well as through embryo transfer.

## Are miniature donkeys good pets?

Mini donkeys should be fairly quiet, easy to handle, and affectionate. They enjoy people around people and are pack animals. Mini donkeys are also just plain cute! They make great pets and companions for families.

## Do mini donkeys lay down?

Yes, miniature donkeys will occasionally lay down when they sleep.

## What weight can ponies pull?

On average, a pony between 9 and 14 hands may weigh between 400 and 800 pounds. Following the 20% rule, this means that a pony can generally carry a person (including tack) who weighs between 80 and 160 pounds. This is why ponies are usually ridden by children, or smaller adults.