Meet Heike the donkey whisperer – From Alice Gorman’s Blog!
This Article for the Sunday Mail on Destiny Boonah. Read Alice's full private post and show her some love over at her website "Farmer Has A Wife"Below is an excerpt from the private blog post of Alice Gorman who recently wrote
I first met Heike Mack-Behle about 10 years ago when I moved to Boonah. The German-born, former champion dressage rider had also recently moved to the town with her family and was attracting quite a bit of interest for her love of donkeys. She had established an unofficial donkey sanctuary, rescuing donkeys from the knackery and from paddocks where they had been forgotten by their owners. Donkeys live for up to 50 years, which means they often outlast their owners … or sadly their owner’s interest. Heike had developed an allergy to horses and needed to find another animal on which to inflict her love. Donkeys, while similar to horses, did not cause Heike to have the same reaction and she realised that she had a natural connection with the docile creatures.