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        12-13-2013, 11:24 AM
      #121
    Yearling
    Last month we went to go look at a wagon my father found on CL. Nice wagon, with working brakes and for the price it was for sale we would have never been able to build one [as we had otherwise planned]. The guy was injured and was selling all his horses and horse paraphernalia. Which I hate to see anyone have to give up what they love, but it provided a great opportunity for us to have a usable wagon. We loved it, but didn't have the money for it at that time. He showed us his other carts, and in this process I heard a loud bray from a point where I could not see.

    Well, of course, I asked if I could see the donkey.

    He was a cute one, and was tied out to a brush hog with a chicken coop for a shelter and a pyramid of round bales which he carved into at will. The guy told us he was for sale, and told us how his son used to drive him. From there I was just like; driving donkey OH BOY! Long story short, I told myself if he drove half-way decent that I was bringing him home. Next day we came out, hooked him to the cart, and everything was groovy. Their were some skills to be desired, but I was bringing home a project just like everything else.

    So here is my driving donkey, Franklin. (Formerly known as Donkey. ) He is a very good boy. In the few times I have driven him he impressed me. He was a bit rusty, but has improved with practice. I even remodeled his cart, which was worn out and ghastly. So, lest I make you wait, here is Franklin.
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        12-13-2013, 01:11 PM
      #122
    Green Broke
    Oh my gosh!!!! He is darling!!! What a find.
    Lucky you and lucky him!
         
        12-13-2013, 02:05 PM
      #123
    Foal
    Little donkey looks fabulous!!
         
        12-13-2013, 02:50 PM
      #124
    Green Broke
    Franklin and I are buddies! /IJustMadeThatUp. How adorable <3
         
        12-13-2013, 03:15 PM
      #125
    Yearling
    I've always really wanted a donkey to drive, and knew it would happen someday but I would probably train it myself. But I am so glad Franklin is my donk, he is a very good boy. I don't think the people who sold him knew how much love he'd get. But he's got it good here. I'm glad I just didn't end up with any donkey. I think he is my soul donkey! Never have we just picked up an animal like that; I truly think it was meant to be.
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        12-13-2013, 05:04 PM
      #126
    Green Broke
    Your soul donkey!

    I love it!

    Franklin now knows what it is like to win the lottery.

    What a good, quiet boy, when is the last time he was driven?
         
        12-14-2013, 04:30 PM
      #127
    Yearling
    They said the last time they remembered was five or so years ago. So it has been a bit, but he retained it well. Now things much be more comfortable for him, too. The cart they had was real heavy in the shafts, and they drove him in a 5 1/2 tomb thumb with no curb chain. We fixed the cart up, and got him a snaffle that fits him and he works well in it. He also drives in an open bridle, which is new to me. But he just works that way, so I don't change it.
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        12-21-2013, 10:31 PM
      #128
    Green Broke
    Today is my absolute favorite day of the year!!!

    It only gets better from here, Yippee!!
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        12-22-2013, 09:35 AM
      #129
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    One minute at a time!!!!! Sometimes 2......

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        12-22-2013, 11:47 PM
      #130
    Green Broke
    Where are you Michaelvanessa?

    Haven't heard from you for a while.
    I sure hope you and Quincy and Tricky are all fat, Sassy and well.
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