My sweetheart is a Connemara pony, irish native horse breed but he was born in France.
He is 16 years old now and I have hime on my own since he was just a foal, a life together already :)
We started riding competition, esp. Jumping and dressage, we also did years ago a cross country comp. (the obstacles in the field...) and since about 2 years ago I was keeping him in riding center (we changed some riding stables all these years ...) but 2 years ago I moved them (horse and donkeys) to our new home, where we have some confortable stables and paddocks for them :) ... it's just marvellous to have them at home, when he was at riding center I saw him 1-2 times a day but at home I can visit him also when he is sleeping .... so nice :)
Ok here I add some pics of him :) so you can see my sweetheart :)
Ok, about my long ear friends :)
Well, about 5 years ago I met in the riding center where I was a rescue donkey, a little female, that wasn't without owner and she needed to be bought by somebody ... so she became part of my family with her friend, a male donkey. I see in her eyes a marvellous joy of life! They are my life, I love them soo much!!! And last April their new born !!! :)
Ok, now I put some pics of them.
The dark donkey is the female :)
The grey donkey is the little stallion :)
And then the baby :)
... here my family!!!!
Ooh mamma......che dolce......I adore donkeys! And what a handsome daddy
Did you know the university of Pisa has a well known donkey breeding program? I saw the herd. Cannot remember what breed, but it's a rare breed and they're doing it to conserve it.
Il cavallino.....good looking, talented boy. Reminds me a lot of one of my horses, his face and expression
Just by chance, I am in the process of planning a short trip to Rome. I wish I had time to explore ALL of Italy, since "me encanta" la Italia. But, I have only 8 or 9 days, so will stay only in Rome to see all the wonderful ancient things, and the artworks! I am so excited! I love everything Italian. Bellisimo!