Donkey encounter

Miniature Horse Talk Forums

Help Support Miniature Horse Talk Forums:

Marsha Cassada

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 20, 2005
Messages
8,441
Reaction score
4,997
Location
Southwest Oklahoma
Riding my bike today on the rural roads. As I came around the edge of the mountain, I heard loud braying. There were two full size donkeys in a guy's wheat field, announcing my presence. So far we haven't found out who they belong to or where they came from. The wheat field is fenced, but I heard that donkeys can jump fences?donkeys.jpg
 

Taz

Well-Known Member
Joined
May 3, 2017
Messages
1,010
Reaction score
1,836
Location
Canada
I really don't know what's wrong with people!:mad: Wish you could take them home.
 
Last edited:

Marsha Cassada

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 20, 2005
Messages
8,441
Reaction score
4,997
Location
Southwest Oklahoma
I bet someone dumped them :mad:. The one on the right is awesome and I wish he/she was in my field.
He was very bossy, kicking the other away from the fence. I did not realize that regular donkeys were so large. They are not there today, and the gate to that field was open so I don't know what happened to them. Sure was a surprise, though , to hear that braying!
 

Marsha Cassada

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 20, 2005
Messages
8,441
Reaction score
4,997
Location
Southwest Oklahoma
The one on the right definitely looks mammoth, judging by his head. I think the minimum size for a mammoth is 13.2 (?) and they have larger bone structure.
I think that is what these must have been. Definitely large enough to ride like a regular sized horse. Sure wish I knew where they came from and where they went. I do have photographic proof I saw them!
 

Maryann at MiniV

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 18, 2020
Messages
335
Reaction score
494
Location
Powell Butte, Oregon
Now this is something to do a "search" about..... I know that there are 3 donkey sizes....sort of like equine, but not sure of the height break-offs.

CORRECTION: I just did a search and technically there are only TWO sizes. The Mammoth averages around 14 hands and the "mini donkey" or Burro is between 34 and 40" at the withers. (I just learned something!)
 
Last edited:

Abby P

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 29, 2020
Messages
134
Reaction score
271
Location
New England
Hmm...I always understood there were three categories: "standard" which are like 12-13h, Sicilian/miniature which are mini sized, and Mammoth which can be as big as 15h+. Here, this might help:


Cutoff for mini is 36", standard is 36-54/56", Mammoth above that (13.2+ for jennets, 14+ for jacks). I don't know that there are technically separate "breeds" though, they are just separated by size.
 
Top