Horses & Donkeys

We raise (non-registered but super-cute) miniature donkeys. We also have two horses, Zip and my sweet, sugary Shortcake.

Back in the Saddle
Update on Zip
The Mobile Vet Comes to Call
Another Rural Mystery Solved
The Mysterious Case of Jack
In ‘n’ Out
Weekend with Animals
The Amazing Shortcake
My Sweet Sugary Shortcake
The Shortcake
Then He Busted Out the Light
We Have a New Horse
Comings and Goings
Then I Tried to Relax Again
Not So Relaxing Evening
There’s a Horse on My Porch!
Patriot Day!
A Rescue Horse
Wranglin’ Time
Stack ’em Deep, Feed ’em Cheap
Head ‘Em Up, Move ‘Em Out
Beauty and the Beast
Not a Good Day to be a Donkey
The Peaceable Kingdom
Little Soldier Girl
One-Trick Donkey
You Don’t Know Jack
My Little Donkey
Meet Pocahontas

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