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Awareness Is The First Step To Stopping Abuse Of Donkeys – Roping or Donkey Basketball


Here is a really good article explaining why it is important we all stand up and do the right thing when we see abuse of donkeys or any living being. GOD in Jesus Christ name has placed each of us in the exact location he wants us to step up and be a light of hope for others.  “If you have men who will exclude any of God�s creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow-men.” — St. Francis of Assisi

“Donkey Ball/Donkey Roping”


Donkey ball is generally performed as a fund raiser in schools, mistakenly thought to be amusing entertainment. Oversized/overweight adults get on the backs of these small donkeys and attempt to play the game of basketball or baseball. This is cruel and dangerous for the donkeys and a very poor message to convey to the pupils who witness this obvious disregard for animals.

No donkey/mule shall carry excessive weight in consideration of the size, age and physical condition of the animal and the following guidelines should be borne in mind:

  • Small donkeys/mules (under 102 centimetres in height to shoulder) – only children under 50 kilos.
  • Medium donkeys/mules (between 102 to 112 centimetres in height to shoulder) – weight limit of 63 kilos.
  • Very large donkeys/mules (over 112 centimetres in height to shoulder) – weight limit of 76 kilos.

From “The Professional Handbook of the Donkey” by Elisabeth Svendsen)

Donkey Roping

Donkey roping is similar to team-roping steers. Donkeys are used over and over again for teams of ropers as “sport”. The ropers consist of a “header” and a “heeler” which forms a team. The header ropes the head/neck of a donkey, the heeler then ropes the back legs of the donkey. Once stretched out tight, the stopwatch is stopped and time recorded. Donkeys are not built physically to withstand roping, unlike cattle. Donkeys will suffer the long-term effects – both mental and physical scars. Chasing, roping and jerking these gentle, terrified creatures to the ground in front of cheering crowds is morally reprehensible.

GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!



Rocket Man Rules The Barn


Take a look at this cute video of Rocket Man our mini donkey keeping Lily our horse out of the barn.  Not all mini donkeys can get along with a horse, Mr. Rocket Man is one in a million he is truly a strong little mini donkey. Rocket Man is indeed our little treasure we love him so very much.

Important consideration; when choosing an equine buddy it imperative you make sure everyone can get along for the safety of all concerned. 

GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!



Never Give Up


Perhaps you are wondering why in the world I blog and write about GOD? Before the semi truck accident I was writing about GOD as I felt this internal nudge from GOD to share and help others.  I believe when we reach out and help others GOD reaches down from heaven to help us as we were created by GOD to share information and help others “we are little lights shinning in a dark world”.  

If you’re having a hard time in life trust GOD in Jesus Christ precious name to give you the strength to never give up.  I always pray, I don’t faint, quit or give up. LUKE 18:1. When doors close in life try to think of this difficult time as a stepping stone from GOD a nudge to pray for help from GOD, try life in a new way, let go and step forward in faith.

Don’t get stuck in the past move into the present and your future with a grateful attitude the key here is “move” don’t lay down and cry.  Sure we all need to cry and lay down for a few moments but then we need to pull strength from the bible and prayer and ask GOD to help us get up and move forward.  Video never give up very inspirational!

And this small and temporary trouble I suffer will bring me a tremendous and eternal glory, much greater than the trouble. For I fix my attention, not on things that are seen but on things that are unseen.  What can be seen lasts only for a time, but what cannot be seen lasts forever. 2 CORINTHIANS 4:17-18 

GOD will cover me with his feathers and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will protect and defend me.  I need not fear any dangers at night or sudden attacks during the day. PSALM 91:4-5

GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!



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