Okay, my #1 question is, should i work on them both at the same time? I mean, should i break her to ride, wait, then break her to drive (or vise-versa)? #2. I dont' have a bit or a bridle to fit her, and I can only find large horse bits. My grandparents have a pony curve bit that may fit her, I'll hopefully get that from them sometime soon, then get a couple holes punched in an old bridle to make it fit her. I haven't seen the bit, and I don't know how severe it is. I am VERY GREEN at this, like, i'm at the tip of the iceberg in learning about horses and donkeys, and i'm doing all my reading from books from a friend of my mom's. But I've only used a snaffle bit before. What's different about using a curve bit? Or is it just the way it is in the mouth. And I might as well ask, what judges what type of bit a horse (or donkey) will need? okay... well, otherwise, i'm really unsure what i need to ask. I probably should go buy a proper crop to use on her, I usually just find a stick in the pasture or break something off the Caragana trees surrounding the pasture. This is probably also a dumb question, but i'll only know if i ask... so should a crop snap when you use it, or should it just be a hit. -- and yes, i need to use a crop for my stubborn, lazy little donkey, when i ask her to do more than walk she bucks and i only use it severly then. otherwise, i just tap her with it to get her to go. anyways, if anyone has any advice to offer me, or can answer my questions, the help would definately be appreciated.