05-24-2013, 03:46 PM
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Question about mini donkey and mare?!
Our three mares are in the neighbor's pasture next door while we expand our fence. They are separated from his horses and donkeys by a wire fence. The last two days my Tennessee Walker mare has been sort of arguing through the fence with the neighbor's paint mare, who is always followed around by a mini donkey (we all joke he is in love with Bobbie the paint mare). I had assumed the mini donkey was gelded like his older Paint gelding since we never see foals of any sort over there and he has two other donkeys. I am still not sure, and haven't had a chance to ask the neighbor. My question is, is it possible for that mini donkey to cover my mare? Please don't laugh at my stupid question, I feel silly even asking this question. My concern was when the mini donkey squeezed through the fence and started following Montana around, which made Bobbie pretty pissed off. We quickly went and fixed the fence and got him back to the right side, but I just wondered if such thing was possible. We do NOT want to breed the Tennessee Walker, as she was given to us by someone who could not afford her and she is way way underweight. In NO shape to be bred, nor do I advocate random accident breeding. We will be moving the horses back over to our side tomorrow so its just a temporary concern, but I figured we should be careful just in case. Anyone know the answer?? I don't know much about donkeys, to be honest. I swear that mini donkey was wagging his tail like crazy and braying at Montana every time she turned her butt towards him and waltzed away. Do donkeys wag their tails? It was NOT like swishing for flies.