Positively Donkeys and Mules.
This group is to provide information and share thoughts and ideas about humane, positive training and the general well being of donkeys and mules.
Please check out New England Donkey and Mule group on Facebook for long ear events
New England Donkey and Mule
The Donkey Sanctuary
General Information, Care & Welfare, Books, Health Care, More…
Donkey Sanctuary of Canada
The American Donkey & Mule Society
General information, FAQs, Breeder Listing by State, Breed Registry, Publications, Book & Resource Service, More…
Empowered Equestrians facebook page
Empowered Equestrians Facebook.
Great Equine group with the focus on reinforcement based training.
Empowered Equestrians web page
Empowered Equestrians Website.
A rescue program using positive reinforcement to help survivors of trauma, horses and humans alike.
Positive Reinforcement Based Training Information.
Some links to training info and resources.
Nicole Birkholzer - www.nicolebirkholzer.com/.
What all long ear lovers already knew!
You Tube video celebrating long ears.
Straw as Feed by Kris Maxwell
Great blog site - Jim and Kristi Kingma in Grangeville Idaho
Maddy Gray's wonderful online news site
Starfish Farms Personalized Horse & Pet Products - Laurie Bayer
Custom stall signs, dog collars, bracelets & wristbands, halters, tack plates, gifts and more..
Pete Ramey made a wonderful dvd set just about donkeys! Every donkey owner and donkey trimmer should watch this!
Please check out Horse and Rider books! We get a
If you've ever loved a mule, or if you've ever loved a horse—or a donkey, hinny, pony—or a zebra, I suppose—then you're in. You KNOW. You know and love that smell, our intoxicating fragrance (strongest and cleanest, by the way, in the little nook between our jowls). You know that our stools aren't icky; they're more akin to grass than dog $#!%, and no trouble at all when stepped in. You'll know that horse dirt underneath your fingernails isn't REALLY dirty, and you'll know that all that hay falling off your sweater during your morning meeting or professional symposium is merely a fond reminder . . . that the hair on your wool jacket is a medal of honor, earned through the noble work of grooming our itchiest places . . . that the clanging of our blanket hardware in the dryer during dinner is a worthwhile racket, and that a clean equine wardrobe is well worth the cost of a drowned-out conversation. You'll know that every vet bill, every feed bill, every trimmer bill, every board bill was a bill gladly paid, with money well spent. You'll know that, in the end, we're cheaper than therapy.
OK . . . better than therapy. Maybe not cheaper.
If this sounds crazy, get thee to a barn! You have much to learn, and you're missing out on something big. Something profound. Something life changing. Something, or someone, special. Someone, perhaps, like me—Fenway Bartholomule.
Save a Pet's Life provides humane education and information, classroom visits, seniors pet therapy and animal rescue.
Custom Donkey & Mule Decals
Lucky Three Ranch
Training and handling information, many books, videos, and resources available.
Longhopes Donkey Shelter
50 S. Dutch Valley Road
Bennett, CO 80102
Lucky August Equine Solutions
Bach Flower Remedies for Horse and Rider from Bach Foundation Registered Practitioner Katherine Drenski.
Why do I drive donkeys rather than ride? I actually do both but driving gives me a thrill and a huge sense of personal satisfaction. More importantly driving is the most relaxing activity I do! When I am behind the team my heart soars with the eagles, the squawking geese, the diving hawks, it sings along with the songbirds perched on the electrical wires as we pass them by. It gives me a true sense of the changing seasons as I watch the tender green fall wheat poking out of the ground and eventually maturing into tall golden rods ready for harvest. You notice the little things when driving. It gives me an opportunity to stop and chat with the neighbors or take a passenger along for a great visit and a lasting memory. I dream of driving season when winter is raging or the spring rains are falling. It's knowing that for a short period every year I will be out there waving to people who pass me in their vehicles, I’m sure they are wishing it was them holding the lines of that fantastic looking pair of longears. Yes, it is me out there driving a team of mammoth donkeys in North Central Idaho on the spectacular Camas Prairie and enjoying a slower pace of life even if just for a brief moment in time.
Luc, Galahad… walk on boys, it's driving time! * Kristi*