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post #1 of 12 Old 07-12-2012, 05:55 PM Thread Starter
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I posted this in the horse section too, but I figured I'd share it with you longear people. :)

I have two donkeys: One mammoth jenny (9 years) named Lass, and one large standard gelding named Charlie. Charlie is younger and so he is lightly started and green, but already pivots on the hind end, disengages the hind, steers (starting to neck rein too), halts, walks, trots, and has ponied other equines! I started him, Lass was green broke when I bought her. I trail ride them all over the area, and trailer out to new places to ride each week.



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post #2 of 12 Old 07-14-2012, 07:59 AM
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Wow Lass is beautiful! Charlies isn't bad looking either, nice donks!
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post #3 of 12 Old 07-15-2012, 12:23 PM
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how do you teach them to ride?? thats awesome! i'd love to teach our donkey to ride.

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post #4 of 12 Old 07-15-2012, 12:26 PM
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Aww thanks for sharing. My husband wants a mammoth jack in the worst way. He's already really bonded with his mini donk and wants him supersized so they can spend a whole lot more time together.
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post #5 of 12 Old 07-15-2012, 01:14 PM
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Aw, they're fantastic!
And Lass is huge haha, never seena mammoth donkey in person, but they must be fab!
And Charlie, what a cutie haha! :)
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post #6 of 12 Old 07-15-2012, 01:19 PM
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I think Lass is going to be one of the forum's special "horses", like Wallaby's Lacey. We will need regular pictures of her, since her cuteness runneth over.
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post #7 of 12 Old 07-18-2012, 03:39 PM
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Beautiful donks!!! What is the harness contraption thing on the hindquarters though? I've seen it on a few other mules/donks before too, and have always been curious.

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post #8 of 12 Old 07-18-2012, 03:56 PM
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BEAUTIFUL!! Thanks for sharing!
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post #9 of 12 Old 07-18-2012, 04:11 PM
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i second what almond joy said: whats that tack around the ass end of that ass?
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post #10 of 12 Old 07-18-2012, 04:25 PM
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its breeching. it's mane use is on mules and donkeys, because they are mutton withered, you also use them on horses with mutton withers, mutton withers are equines with very litter withers to keep the saddle in place, therefore. this keeps the saddle from slipping forward.
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