The hinny is too named a mule, but is crossed between a staminate horse [stallion] and a brute equus asinus [jenny, or jennet]. The slipper is a transverse 'tween a virile donkey [jack] and a beast equus caballus [mare]. The feet [hooves] of a equid are more than corresponding a donkey, thin and more upright, and the mule’s hooves are added horse-like.
Gone are the days when the subaltern long-ear’s solitary candidate was to be a beast of burden, banished to the fields. Today, donkeys are sought out as riding animals, livestock companions, novelty cart-pullers and flock guardians. in that respect are rare breeds gaining recognition, from the hearty Andalusian to the bushy Poitou.