They make good pets but you do have to have the space and facilities for them. I have 5 acres of pasture and a barn for them. They have to have some shelter although they don't mind being out in the rain.
They are very sweet and fun to have around.
I love donkeys, theres 12 and a half donkeys in total (8 standard, 3 large standard, 1 yearling large standard filly and the half is another foal thats on the way lol) and 2 mules in the village that I live in. Used to help look after them when I was small enough to ride them hehe.
Longears are far prettier and much more fun than horse in my opinion. They make excellent pets if you have the time, money and resources needed for them.