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  1. Cinda (Spoon) Coach
    May 3, 2020 @ 4:58 am

    Glad to see her off to a good start!


    • Lori
      January 22, 2022 @ 7:14 pm

      Ty for sharing. It will be interesting to follow her progress.


  2. Jan
    January 22, 2022 @ 10:58 pm

    Do you expect to be able to ‘undo’ her fallen crest? My two retired brood jenny’s (half sisters) both have fallen crests, each to opposite sides. And a 3rd jenny in the same family, her crest went over as a 2yo. None had been or were obese at the time, but the first mentioned 2 were overweight at times during their broody lives.


    • Meredith
      February 2, 2022 @ 12:27 pm

      With my core strength exercises (you can email me at and I can send you the details), we were making a lot of progress, but I had to stop exercises over the winter. She is still on her diet and the crest is still reducing, just not as fast. I will resume work again in the spring and I am confident we will be able to get her crest into alignment, however I do think it will take a lot of time. These kinds of things cannot be fixed very fast, if at all. She is already much improved and it is holding where it is so far without the exercise which is very encouraging.


  3. Sam Barnhart
    January 17, 2024 @ 9:21 pm

    Dear Meredith, I’ve been reading on the blog on your work and love w Chasity. Hope u both are doing well and that she is continuing to improve and enjoying life! I was wondering how your work has gone with her leaning crest and would you be willing to share your experience and techniques/ therapy used to Correct it? I have a mini donkey who is experiencing a loose, wobbly leaning crest. It has not fallen, but I want to prevent that. No one local seems to have much to offer other than diet in which we are making sure that her sugar values are low and she’s getting more protein. We have always practiced a Woodie stalky diet with very little pasture. They mainly eat high-grade straw. The problem all started with him reducing maybe a little too much weight in his crest. He was never obese or overweight. I’ve had him since he was three months old. He is now 16 and I plan on keeping him for many many more years. This is his forever home! I have a feeling you know what I mean. I see the dedication and compassion for the lovely’s you’re taking care of. Any insight would be greatly appreciated if you have the time.
    Thanks, Sam


    • Meredith
      January 23, 2024 @ 11:43 am

      Chasity’s whole therapy story is on my website at under TRAINING/CHASITY’S CHALLENGES and the way we feed all of our equines is under TRAINING/ASK MEREDITH/NUTRITION & DIET. You should never feed straw. I manage all my donkey’s weight by keeping them in dry lots with a large dry lot for turnout for them to run and play. They never get turned out on pasture, but I do take them for walks occasionally and let them have some grazing when I do that.


      • Sam
        June 3, 2024 @ 11:34 am

        Meredith, Hi.

        Sorry for the big delay. I just now getting back to a few ideas for our boy mocha. Other health issues were all going on the past few months. I was looking at the webpgs of chasity challenges but the pics on the later entries are not displaying. On one Its noted he no longer had a cresty neck. I was hoping to see that pic. Did the neck straighten up a bit or stay in the broken position. I still working with our boy and going to attempt to sweat the crest. Thansk for sharing your story. Its informative and inspirational to many.


        • Bailey Folker
          June 5, 2024 @ 2:24 pm

          Hi Sam,

          A lot of the articles that are posted on pages 4 and 5 are duplicates that are posted on the earlier pages. All of the images are loading fine on all of the articles except for the duplicated ones. We are currently in the process of removing those.


          Lucky Three Ranch


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