The exuberance and utter joy of a young donkey!

Princess Buttercup Pebbles LOVES to go into the huge field.  Not just a little bit… but A LOT.

I think it probably stems from being born wild (she is a BLM donkey who was adopted as a foal and then thrown away at a meat auction once the adopter received the $1000 from the government).

After she her herd was caught, she was then held in the BLM facility somewhere – most likely separated from her family.  Then she was adopted and who knows what happened…  I do know that she was very sick when I got her (not unusual when donkeys are in a kill pen).  And, she had a halter grown onto her face (she is tough to catch).  Pretty much, I think her life sucked before she was rescued from the kill pen and I subsequently found her – said lightly.

This girl likes to be free – really free!


Here she is, anticipating that I’m going to open her gate to the large field.

There she goes running into the huge pasture.

I missed the buck but she did a few short bucks and then continued to run!

Here she settles into the awkward donkey run…

She stops a ways away and realizes that she’s alone…

So she comes back, ears up!

“I thought you were coming to play, too?” Look how filled out she is and how her coat is normal now. That bout of lung worms was really awful, but she’s good now!

Here she is, pushing Ethel Merdonk into the field. Ethel doesn’t love it as much as Pebbles does.

Young Princess Buttercup Pebbles often irritates the older Ethel Merdonk. Here she is, ears and nose down, trying to intimidate Ethel into play.

This is Mo, watching the spectacle of the little girl donkey having fun!  You can see the dust puffs behind her as she runs off kicking and bucking.




I’m no genius. Just an average girl who has a passion to save horses in need. This is my idea going forward. If we have a constant fund going daily… we will have funds to give to those on the ground who are saving these horses in real time at the killing auctions.

Horse and Man Foundation, Inc has a new Fund button. KEEP THEM OFF THE TRUCK FUND. This fund will go on all day, all the time. It will always be here. If you want to save a horse from slaughter, you know we will do that here.

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  1. Bunny

    LOVE this! Any and all donkey reporting is great. I love horses. I have horses (three, all geriatric and fully retired). Unfortunately my horses have shown a very serious aversion to longears of all types so I respect their “no donkeys at THIS farm” request. I’m still trying to figure out what to do about a team of fully trained mammoth donkeys and their cart and their harnesses that I was asked to take on (somehow the word gets out when you have acreage and a barn with a couple extra stalls….

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