I was reading your original posts about Bernard and happened across the comment in which you were celebrating because Nigel let you touch him… I have a rescued donkey – named Paco – who will let me touch and caress him but no one else. I am worried about how to get him vet care and hoof care. He was ‘captured’ and sedated for a gelding operation and hoof care (his turned up) and had his teeth filed because they were cutting his cheeks every time he chewed. How long did it take Nigel to accept farrier and vet care? Do you have any tips for me? I love reading your blog!