DJ Bar Ranch will be going in another direction and raising Donkeys. In general Donkeys are very gentle and easy to handle. Maxamillian breeding days are about over due to arthritis in his hips. I have hopes to get 6 jennies bred to Max to carry the Black Bart line on. We will also be bringing in two nice jacks for breeding until we can raise up our own. Ozzie was on the show circuit the year after Max was showing and won halter classes at Bishop Mule Days and Hells Canyon Mule Days. He is about 15.1 hands tall and will be on the ranch in May. His stud fee will be $500. I will also be bringing home a young spotted smaller mammoth jack. He has not bred mares but hope to be getting them both going on the phantom.
Ready For Breakfast!
This year's colts are in
cooperation with Timberlake Mules and their Jack
Well summer is getting towards the end and hopefully cooler temperatures are in the future. The interns have all gone home with a great summer of experiences, check out the intern page to see what we all did. Now it is just Steve, John and myself here along with Ace from Anaconda. He has been working the mules, he took Steve Edwards clinic this summer and is turning into a mule lover for how smart and easy they are to work with. We will be headed South this winter. We have also been helping the neighbor with his Wagygu Cattle http://stores.montanawagyu.com/StoreFront.bok moving them around from pasture to Pasture a great experience for the mules.
Steve Hyer who has lived with Jehnet for
the last few years was down at Queen Valley Mule Ranch with
Steve Edwards working with 4 5 year olds. Steve was a very
inexperienced horse person so they are all starting from
scratch. The mules he worked with were:
December 21, 2007: Max
went to school today. The Manhattan school district had a
book sale to benefit the library. They had to sell more
books than last year for the principal to kiss a Donkey. He
lost the bet.
spring has sprung, I have been gone alot helping my
boyfriend out who died of cancer on February 17. I am home
now and have 9 mares home bred April and May half to the
Brazilian Jack General so anxiously awaiting my foal crop
this year. I then have a bunch more bred in June/July while
my interns from the Scotland Vet School were here. There are
just 4 yearlings left and they are all looking very nice.
Pictured above is a photo of
Bonnie Sheilds on DJ one of my mules who she says
Fernando's latest project is a Zorse. He is leading the zorse from Festus, a broke gaited mule that is for sale. Click on images to view larger.
Just a quick note having just returned from Montana Mule days we ended up Grand Champion Jack and overall Champion Donkey at halter. Also accumulated high point youth donkey, high point performance and reserve high point gaming and overall high point Donkey, Robbie was also high point youth mule with Becky. I won best costume and Robbie got best youth Costume in the Parade and then had the privilege of being asked to carry the American Flag in the Grand Entry on Saturday.
Jehnet is the new sales rep for Ericksen Saddlery and will be selling some GORGEOUS saddles. Look for her at Bishop and Drummond to see and purchase a saddle. View our Saddle Page for some beautiful examples!
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