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post #11 of 16 Old 02-11-2013, 02:30 PM
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Soooo glad to see this thread as I was going to start one about mini donkeys. We are moving to an acreage and I want a companion/protector for my horse when my daughter's horse is out at competitions (or hanging in the stall). What made you choose a mini over a standard? And how often do you need to trim their hooves? Please post how they get along as the weeks pass ... I'll be curious
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post #12 of 16 Old 02-14-2013, 01:56 PM Thread Starter
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I think I probably would have gone with a standard size donkey just for safety's sake and so that I didn't have to adjust my fencing, but my area seems to be full of minis and lacking standards right now.

But things are going great. I think they are both well adjusted to each other. They were both in the shelter this morning eating out of the same hay bag, and the mini donk likes to follow my mare around their corral now. The donk actually may be eating too much now (she's put on weight already!), so I put the hay box on a pallet to keep it out of her reach.

I'm not sure how often the donk will need to be trimmed, but I can ask my farrier when she comes out tomorrow.
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post #13 of 16 Old 02-14-2013, 03:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Polo Pony View Post

The donkey is such a little sweetie! She's not even phased by the barky dogs. She brays when she sees me and follows me around when I'm cleaning the paddock. We named her Margarita, or Maggie for short. :)

Haha... that's actually my name and my nickname. Wow, named after an adorable mini Donkey! I'm flattered!
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post #14 of 16 Old 02-14-2013, 05:58 PM
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What a cute little donkey!!! Glad they're doing good together.

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post #15 of 16 Old 02-20-2013, 08:32 PM
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*grabby hands* I want o.o

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post #16 of 16 Old 02-21-2013, 03:10 AM
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I have a standerd donky with my horse. They get along great!!Gloria is her name.They are also amazing watch dogs, she is the first to spot ya and hollar at you. They are really easy keepers to.
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