Some of the pictures I’ve taken while volunteering at the atlanta steeplechase
Photo from a horse cemetery from a famous breeding farm it’s nice to know that these legends are respected
Why did I never think of this? I wish everywhere had a horse cemetery open to the equestrian community of where the cemetery was located. How lovely!
This is Lane’s End, isn’t it? Some amazing horses are buried here.
Sorry it took so long to get back to you I rarely go on this tumblr but it is lane’s end farm
As I approach my first year of college where I’ll be getting a degree in equine science I have to thank these guys for inspiring me to pursue a career with horses
These two can’t be seperated
just wondering… wtf is wrong with that donkey??
While that was a teeny bit insensitive, I am curious too! Cute pony!
omg that did sound kinda rude sorry! I’ve just never seen anything like it before and it stunned me a bit
I think it’s just obese.
i guess but I’ve never seen that bulging topline on an obese equine before. it almost looks like its the muscle. i feel like if it was just obesity his belly would be massive too
The reason I say he’s obese is because I’ve had an obese miniature donkey before. Looked the same, but this guy looks more extreme. Apparently grossly obese mini donkeys are a common thing.
huh thats interesting, I’ve never seen that before. although I don’t know many mini donkeys. donkeys are super easy keepers so it’s probably much easier for them to get obese
Definitely looks obese. It looks like his neck is about to roll over. Very heavy fat shelf too.
Donkey owner of fifteen years here to talk about donkey obesity! And forgive me if this comes out rude as it is definitely not intended so. This donkey IS obese! yes, and showing all the characteristic fat deposits of a very overweight donkey. The bulging topline is ‘fat crest’, or just a ‘crest’. They are, other than the exaggerated stomach and rump, the first fat deposit to appear in most donkeys. The thing about a crest is that once it is gained, it is VERY difficult to get rid of. (One of our donkeys came to us with a crest and in ten years of very strict management, so the rest of his body was slim and trim again, the crest stayed!) Sometimes it DOES roll over, and then when the ligaments have stretched, it doesn’t return. Donkeys also gain weight very easily because they originate in adult countries and have not adequately evolved to cope with our lush grass (this is also why they have no ‘backwards hair’ on the flank and softer hooves than horses), meaning that their systems, evolved to take in as much sugar as they can, go to town on the high-sugar grass we have and it is very easy, even with careful management, to end up with an obese donkey. Gorgeous pony and pretty little donk, I hope I could shed some light on donkey weight!
This donkey is a rescue and is on a diet and isn’t mine it’s the barn owners but they just got him a month before and he was a petting zoo donkey where all he did was sit and eat all day so he is on a diet no worries