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SIR DALTON, THE KING OF ALL and other ranch goingson.






I thought I had enough halters to last for the rest of my life!   But then I tried to find a nice, not chewed, leather halter around here for Dalton.

Now, you’d think he would wear a horse-sized halter since he does have, well, he is a mustang after all and they have those larger heads… so I just figured that one of Finn’s leather halters would fit him… or maybe one of my older show halters from my Morgan show days.

But alas, Dalton is a Cobb.  Who knew?!  Finn’s halters were too big.  My show Morgan halters were too worn… so I decided to get Dalton a new halter of his own.  And, since I love nice leather halters (breakable), I ordered his halter just a few days ago, and it arrived already!

I’m very impressed with this company (Tack Shack of Ocala).  I had never purchased from them previously and the halter is beautiful and very well made.

The halter is beautiful and very well made. Triple stitching and very soft, lovely harness leather.  (tackshackocala.com)

DALTON, KING OF ALL

Here he is… surveying his landscape (and helping me with weed abatement).

I totally should NOT have gotten him a new halter since he destroyed my hat yesterday, but clearly, I’m a pushover.

Here is the King, helping me with weed abatement and surveying his kingdom.

This photo was taken in the moments before he destroyed my hat and pulled the hose into his paddock and ate it.

SO THE HALTER NAME PLATE FITS…

I don’t think he liked that I was giggling as I took this photo!

He was a little peeved that I was giggling as I took this photo… but the nameplate fits him for sure.

YOU CAN GET ONE, TOO, with anything you want printed on it – (NO AFFILIATION)

I showed Dalton’s new halter to Lorelei, who has Annie, and she is going to get one for Annie.  Her nameplate will be “Princess Annie”.

You can put whatever you’d like on the plate and I think you can use up to three rows.  I only used one row.

Anyway, I have no affiliation with these folks, I just thought they were very professional, the halter is of very fine quality and the name plate is FUN.  Also, they shipped really fast!

I have no affiliation but I do think this is a terrific quality halter, triple stitching, fine harness leather, well oiled and a fun nameplate with very fast shipping!


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NORMA JEAN RECEIVED A PACKAGE! Do you read picture books to little children?! Check out DONKEY DONK! (Donkeys are the BEST)!






Norma Jean received a package a while back – during the time that Dodger passed away… so she wasn’t able to read them, until now.

WHAT A GREAT IDEA!

I think it would be great to teach little ones about the value of wonderful donkeys…  What better way than an easy to follow, engaging, picture book about a real-life donkey!

Meet Donkey Donk!  (Yes, I am partial to donkeys.  I have two – Norma Jean and Mo – and they are incredible beings… so smart, so emotional and so giving.  Donkeys are wonderful.

And, you will be able to see how wonderful donkeys are because the author, Ellen F. Feld, who owns Donkey Donk,  is able to dress her in all kinds of outfits, have her do all kinds of tricks, and takes her to all kinds of places!

THE BOOKS.

There are three Donkey Donk books.  (I’m sure Feld loves creating these!).

What can I do?       Horse Show!      and Take a Hike!

All of the books are real photography of the real donkey, Donkey Donk (they live on a Morgan Horse farm, which I love, of course!).  The photos are engaging, the print is big and pretty, and the learning messages are simple and true.

WHAT CAN I DO?

This book is about the poor little Donkey Donk who is growing up on a fancy horse show farm and wonders what she can do as well as all of the big show horses.

The first book from 2018. All real photos with a sweet message of a little donkey living on a show horse farm. Click image to go to the Amazon page

A very sweet message

Donkeys are very affectionate.

HORSE SHOW

In this book, Donkey Donk prepares for her first show!

Donkey Donk learns how to be a show donkey! Click image to go to Amazon

Fun, relatable photos!

Sweet.

A good message…

TAKE A HIKE

This story is really quite a feat!  Donkey Donk actually went on a major hike on Mt. Washington!  So awesome!

Click image to go to Amazon

Gorgeous photos.

A sweet message about accomplishing a goal.

I could not imagine doing this with either of my donkeys. Wow! Great job!

HOW CAN YOU PURCHASE THESE BOOKS?

All of the above titles have links to their Amazon page.  However, I noticed that you can get a ‘signed copy’ (by Donk or Feld, not sure…) by contacting willowbendpublishing.com.

More info!

 


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