Donkeys are the smallest of the equine family. They are also know as a burro or jack stocks. Their native habitat is desert climate. They are stronger than a horse even though they are smaller. It is rare for a donkey to run, they analyze situations for danger. Donkeys are not stubborn, but they do have a reputation for being stubborn. They are intelligent animals and stay away from danger. You can put harnesses on then. They can live up to 40 years, if taken cared of. Mules are from a male donkey breeding with a female horse.