Lucky, our baby stallion, is almost a year old! Time flies! In the past six months he has nearly doubled in size and we have successfully weaned him from his mother Trouble. Lucky has a very sweet disposition and we all love giving him hugs. It has been fun teaching him to walk with us in a halter and on a lead rope around the farm.
The weaning process with Lucky was a great success. He has handled the distance from mom very maturely. He also has two new friends, two young donkeys. A young female donkey is called a jenny and a young male is called a jack.
The two donkeys, named Mickey (the jack) and Minnie (the jenny), were introduced to protect him and soften any anxiety of him being alone in a big pasture. All three hang out together and are often seen playing in the field.
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