Heeling Donkeys Part 1: The Benefits of a Heeling Donkey Are you using a heeling donkey? Clay O'Brien Cooper has some tips for using one in the practice pen. By Team Roping Journal | March 23, 2022 | 1 minute read Watch now! A good heeling donkey can be a critical element to a heeler and horse trainer’s program. Clay O’Brien Cooper has long kept a burro around his arena to heel. Here’s why. To watch click here. What did you think of this article? Submit Rating Thank you for your feedback!