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M Winther wrote on Sun, May 20, 2007 09:51 AM UTC:
This is not off-topic. It's interesting to discuss the naming of pieces. Funk & Wagnall's encyclopedia says about the donkey that it ' more surefooted than the horse, which makes it better on mountain trails. It also lives longer than the horse, generally from 25 to 50 years. The wild ass runs so swiftly that it is difficult to overtake on the open plains [...] Small donkeys, or burros, played a major role as pack animals in opening up the western U.S. Although regarded as stubborn and stupid, the donkey, if well treated, is an intelligent and enduring pack animal.'

So it depends on what aspects you highlight whether it's stronger than a horse. It is clearly more tenacious and enduring than a horse, more swift and sure-footed.

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