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About dawndi

I've been a very happy film producer (commercial and long format) for over 20 years. But, the horses have always been foremost in my heart... Currently I live on a small ranch in California with my wonderful husband, 13 horses, 4 dogs, 3 cats and various woodland creatures. Life is good!


Today I clean the guest bedroom because Daughter #1 is coming home for a visit!


Artists amaze me

I’m fascinated by tiny house engineering

Boys will be boys.

I really do want to donate all my stuff and live simply. (Except horse stuff… that I save.)

Can’t you just see the grown-up horse here?… Tude.

Yosemite. Sigh.

Cracks me up

The expression of the white horse is so welcoming!!

Trust. This is pure trust between a horse and a human. — I’ve accidentally gone swimming with a horse and it wasn’t pretty…

Another great idea!




Mamas and Babies. I love this.

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DIESEL, DEXTER AND DEWEY! All saved, gelded and in quarantine. Our Dec 2023 Bucket Fund donkeys!

In December, 2023, we created a Bucket Fund in Norma Jean’s honor, to help save/geld/quarantine/house and treat three donkeys in the kill pen in Texas.

Diesel, Dexter and Dewey being run down the aisle at the feedlot in Texas. From here, they were put into the ASAIB trailer to head to safety.


Now named Diesel (the big guy), Dexter and Dewey, all three boys are now gelded and safely in quarantine in Texas.  So far, so good.  All received vaccinations and a good once-over by the veterinarian team at Outlaw Vet.

THANK YOU to All Seated in a Barn for doing the groundwork and making this all happen.

This was our initial receipt to get them out of the feedlot.

This was for the gelding of all three donkeys! THANK YOU


Here is a short video of the boys recently… all three still very wild, but safe and relatively healthy – and eating well, finally.

Click to watch a brief video of the newly gelded donkeys! Safe and eating well, finally!

THANK YOU ALL, GREAT JOB!  I’m sure Norma is smiling.

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