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What to Expect when Expecting- A New to You Donkey!

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What to Expect when Expecting- A New to You Donkey!

Careful planning and preparations are necessary before bringing home a new animal. First, and foremost, serious thought has to occur before action is taken. Far too often, people get excited over an idea, then when reality and responsibilities hit, they abandon the new addition for the next thrill. The Sassy Ass has several horses due to these scenarios. With donkeys, on the other hand, the regular growth spurts are due to the shortening consideration window. When there is one, why not add two more?    There are many other factors to consider as well when deciding what would make the...

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The Fantastic Benefits of Donkeys

The Fantastic Benefits of Donkeys

While not everyone has the means, nor the opportunity, to possess a braying cuddly creature, by no means allow this to be a deterrent. There are rescue centers, farms, nature reserves, and sanctuaries that allow visitors to spend time with their donkeys. On many occasions, their inhabitants are rescued from abuse, neglect, or abandonment. These centers allow humans to come, not only as a means of escape for the person, but also to provide these animals the love and affection that they were deprived of in the past.

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Why Every Horse Farm Needs a Donkey… or Eight

Why Every Horse Farm Needs a Donkey… or Eight

Let’s be honest, horse owners are, what’s an acceptable way to phrase this, eccentric. The creatures are costly, they deliver a fair amount of bruises, and many have attitudes that can rival a three year old being denied candy at a carnival. Not only that, but the owners are willing to live in barns in 100 degree weather, and they consider it fun. Don’t fret, there is no judgement here. Takes one to know one, and all that. Personal experience is the best way to understand the true depths of insanity that horses bring their owners. Especially that of a...

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Donkey History

Donkey History

Donkeys have a long and fascinating history. While they are most widely known for being sure-footed steeds and pack animals, few are aware of their more majestic characteristics. These intelligent creatures have been used in the military since ancient times. Not only were they put to use to transport supplies, they were often a friend and mascot. Their adorable and peaceful appearance have been attributed to alleviating anxiety and depression around the soldiers. These dedicated, small balls of fluff need to be acknowledged for their feats of heroism as well. According to modern farmer, “The first recorded instance of a heroic military...

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The Perfect Stall for your Newborn Baby Donkey

Baby Donkey Stall

The Perfect Stall for your Newborn Baby Donkey

Are you adding to the herd? Not sure what to do with your newborn baby donkey? The perfect stall is an absolute must and you need different versions in the winter months & summer months.  Now at Sassy Ass Acres we always let mama choose where she wants to have her baby whether out in the field or in her comfy stall. After birth we always set them up inside a stall for a few days to ensure everthing is good and makes vet checks easier. Don't worry we still let them out to play! All Year Round Stalls: We...

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