- LTR Blog
- About LTRThis is the History page.
- Contact UsThis is the Contact Us page.
“Hey, we haven’t seen you guys in a while! How have you been?! We get to go for another adventure with Meredith today!”
“What do you suppose she has in mind for us today, Spuds?”
“I don’t know, Augie, but we’ll find out soon enough! Let’s just stand still while she gets the gate…just like we always do!”
“Going through the gate is always easier when you do it the same way every time!”
“Uh, what’s this, Spuds? I’ve seen this somewhere else before…oh, yeah, in the round pen! This should be easier to pull with more room to move!”
“It’s just as I thought, Spuds…no sweat! It’s the same as we did in the round pen, only we can pull in long straight lines now! It’ll be your turn in a few minutes…I just have to finish the hourglass pattern.”
“You were right, Augie! This is actually easier than the round pen and it’s nice to have the “elbow pull” to remind me not to lift my head too high and to pull from my hindquarters…it’s just like people have to lift with their legs and not with their backs!”
“And when you do, Augie, it’s easy to halt in perfect posture!”
“When we’re both taught exactly the same way, teamwork is a cinch!”
“When you have strength in good balance, even lateral moves, done as a team, are easy and fun…shall we dance?!!”
“Don’t be silly, Spuds, we’re working not dancing, so pull your share! She’ll tap you on your rear if you don’t keep up!”
“You boys are the very best!!!
“Aren’t we though?!”
“Confidence is a good thing, too, huh, Augie?!
“Yeah, Spuds, as long as you learn good manners with it!”
Mini donkeys Spuds and Augie are always up for a new challenge–like adding a new element to their round pen workout routine!
“Hey, Spuds! What do you think she has in mind to do today with all these straps?”
“Oomph! She told me to go forward just like we did before, but something is holding me back…oh, now it is coming behind me! What’s happening?!”
“You’re attached to a tire! Here, follow me!”
“Oh boy, now it’s my turn, Augie!”
“Don’t worry, Spuds. I’m right behind you…this tire’s not that scary.”
“Excuse me, Spuds! I had to stop to pee. Just go ahead and pass me and I’ll catch up to you when I’m done!”
“That was really easy, but now what is she doing, Augie?”
There’s a lot of construction going on at the ranch, but Spuds and Augie sense the opportunity for adventure!
It’s summer time, and there are tons of adventures to be had for two mini donkeys on a bustling ranch like Lucky Three. Today, Spuds and Augie explore the hay field with Meredith and test their bravery against a fearsome, loud machine.
She’s kinda silly, Augie. Who ever heard of saying “how do you do” to a swather, Augie?
“Hey, Augie…watcha doin’?!
“I’m practicing my halter stance…you know, four-square!”
Miniature donkeys Spuds and Augie tried out some new moves in the indoor arena!
Check out the rest of the pictures below!
“Hey, Augie! Vacuuming isn’t scary when Mom is the same size as us!”
“That is so true! And she is really careful not to hurt us!”
“Say Spuds, what are the long lines for?”…”Who cares, Augie, when there’s oats on the floor?!”
“Okay Augie, you get to go first! Walk on!”
“I get it! This is why she wanted us to go ahead of her the last lesson!
“And Gee means go right! Wow! This is easy and even kinda fun!”
“I see what you mean, Augie! Haw means go left!”
“And then we just keep on walking ahead of her! This really is fun!”
“Okay, now she has us tied together again. What do you suppose she’s going to do now?”
“Hey Spuds, Now we get to walk on together. I think I like the games she plays with us!”
“And now a back up…we can do that!”
“You little guys are the best! Thanks for a great job!”
To learn more about Meredith Hodges and her comprehensive all-breed equine training program, visit LuckyThreeRanch.com or call 1-800-816-7566. Check out her children’s website at JasperTheMule.com. Also, find Meredith on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.
© 2012, 2017 Lucky Three Ranch, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Our mini donkeys Spuds and Augie got all dressed up and went for a little turn in the round pen, as they successfully completed their first attempt at ground-driving. Check out what they had to say:
It’s a special time in any young equine’s life, when he makes the transition from boy to… gelding. Our brave mini donkeys Spuds and Augie recently made the switch, thanks to the steady hand of our trusted veterinarian and a little something to encourage their naptime. When they woke up, the procedure was already done… perhaps it was only a dream?
Spuds and Augie had a very special adventure this week. Though the two mini donkeys have been getting along with each other and the mules in the neighboring stalls, they’d never met the other “minis” on the ranch—Frances, Franklin and Mirage. That changed today when they all came out for a playdate in the indoor arena. Seeing all these little guys working together really proves that size doesn’t matter!