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Does anyone in East Texas know where we can get a Mini Donkey, Horse, or Mule?

Discussion in 'Everything Else Horses, Mules & Donkeys' started by TXFarmGirl, Oct 25, 2018.

  1. Oct 25, 2018
    TXFarmGirl

    TXFarmGirl Overrun with beasties

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    We live in Longview Texas, we have a 13 week old bottle fed, male mini donkey. He is very sweet and loves to run with my kids. When they are doing school,d at night, he gets lonely, so we would like to find him a friend! We have looked, and can't seem to find anyone within about 2-3 hours from Longview TX with a female Mini Donkey, Mini horse, or a Mini Mule that is under 4 months old. If you have or know anyone that has one for sale our little Donkey would love a friend!

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    This was his first hoove trim, and he was enjoying his bottle so much his legs gave out, and he wasn't about to let go of his bottle:
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  2. Oct 27, 2018
    Baymule

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    I am in the Tyler area, out of town right now. There are Facebook groups that save animals from slaughter pens. I have some saved on my computer at home. Will post links for you in a day or two. There is a kill pen in Kaufman, TX. You can look it up, it is not too far from you. Kill pens send horses to Mexico for slaughter. They put the better ones up for sale. They run lots of donkeys and mini horses through there.
     
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    TXFarmGirl

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    Got it, thank you so so much! That is so sad...
     
  4. Oct 28, 2018
    Baymule

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    If you look on Craigs list, you can find donkeys and mini horses.
     
  5. Nov 2, 2018
    Baymule

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    1. Wait till next summer's drought.
    2. Take your truck with stock trailer to the nearest sale barn. Park it, leave the trailer gate unlocked and partially open, then go inside and watch the sale.
    3. When you come out, your trailer gate will be shut and latched and there will be a donkey (or 2) inside your trailer............maybe an emu as well.
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    (that's the way it was in 2011's drought anyway.)
    I see donkeys go thru the ring at Livingston pretty often. I've yet to see one bring $75. Horses don't do much better....saw several get no bids at all this year.
     
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  7. Nov 3, 2018
    Baymule

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    That is SO true!
     
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  8. Jan 22, 2019
    Bumpa

    Bumpa Chillin' with the herd

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    TxFarmGirl,
    Did you find a playmate for your baby?
     
  9. Jan 22, 2019
    TXFarmGirl

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    Yes we did! Thank you all so much:thumbsup
     
  10. Jan 22, 2019
    TXFarmGirl

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