I'm trying to take lots of stuff, but I am using the D&D 5e encumbrance system, so I can't take much, and my horse can barely hold me.
I want to take a donkey as well to carry the stuff, but I don't think you can control two mounts at the same time - and if I get into combat, there's no telling what could happen to the donkey.
So my idea was to fix a grappling hook to a chain, tie the end of the chain to the donkey, and just hold the hook to control the donkey - but if I get into combat, it's going to be hard to hold onto that and fight. So if I do get into combat, then throw the grappling hook into a tree so the donkey can't run and the bad guys can't steal it. And then I just pick it back up when I'm done and continue on my way.
Would this work well?