Donkey is a beast of burden. He is very old friend of man. He is considered inferior to horses. People call him dumb because he carries burden day-in and day-out without complaining. But he is very valuable for his master. He can work for long hours. He can carry lots of weight. He never rebels. He has lots of patience. He is a symbol of hard work. He is especially useful in narrow and sloppy hilly tracks. He is a mute, calm and useful companion of ours.