Available Donkeys

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Mohito age 10

Mohito is a standard brown and white gelding donkey.  Yes, he’s affectionate, and nosey and curious and playful.   He wants to be with people but he needs an activity. This donkey has started riding lessons and is a natural.  He would do well packing too.

Longhopes has provided Mohito with medical, dental and farrier services.  He has also had hours of training to  improve his skills and prepare  him for adoption.

He halters, leads, loads and stands for the farrier.

This is not the donkey to be a yard ornament.  He is healthy and should do something stimulating.

Mohito would do best with another gelding donkey of similar age and temperament.   He could be adopted with Longhopes’ Matisse who also has riding and packing potential.

Matisse  age 9

Matisse is a handsome paint, large standard gelding donkey.

This is not a donkey to be a yard ornament.  He needs activity.  He is smart, and curious.

Matisse is a very healthy.  Longhopes has provided him with medical, dental and farrier services.  He has also received hours of training to  prepare him for a new home.

Matisse has started riding lessons and is doing well.   He would also be great at packing.

Matisse would do best with a donkey of similar age gender and energy level because he is very playful.   Mohito is one of his favorite burro buddies.

Shrek   age 10

Shrek  is a medium brown standard donkey.  He is not as mature or confident as his age would suggest.

Shrek has all basic skills on haltering, leading, loading and standing for the farrier but he is not for the first time donkey owner.

Shrek could live with either a jennet or gelding that has a calm personality.

Longhopes has provided Shrek with medical, dental and farrier care.  He has also received hours of training to  prepare him for adoption.

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Cruiser age 14

Cruiser is an adorable, dark brown miniature mule.  He has a very classic mule personality.  (too smart for his own good).  He  loves to making haltering a game but he improves every day.  Once haltered  he leads, stands tied, stands for the farrier and trailer loads.

Cruiser is used to living with miniature horses, miniature donkeys, standard donkeys and even standard horses.  But since his move from the Spirit of the Hills animal sanctuary in South Dakota, he has stuck very close to his buddy Schroeder.  Cruiser is Schroeder’s protection and Schroeder needs it because he has an old shoulder injury which makes him a little vulnerable.

This pair loves their time in the pasture but they don’t stray far from each other.  They do it all together and love having a stall of their own to share at night or in bad weather.

Cruiser and Schroeder must be adopted together but they are both small and easy to care for.   See Schroeder profile for details.

Both equines have been given full dental care, hoof care, vaccinations, and deworming services at Longhopes.

Schroeder age 19

Schroeder is 1/2 of a bonded pair.  His buddy is Cruiser who is a 14 year old miniature mule.  They bonded when they came together from the failing Spirit of the Hills Animal Sanctuary in South Dakota.  Cruiser is Schroeder’s protector.

You won’t find a sweeter miniature donkey for children.  However, he needs a little extra medical care.  Schroeder came to us with an old, but severe injury to his right shoulder.   As a result Schroeder needs arthritis medication once per month at a cost of about $25 per month.   He is very good about taking his medication and greatly appreciates a daily massage of his muscles.

This little guy is adorable and is good for haltering, leading and farrier work.

Both Cruiser and Schroeder have been provided full dental work, vaccinations, deworming, corrective hoof care and training at Longhopes.

They love having a little stall just for themselves at night or in bad weather,  and will no stray far from each other.

Both are good with other donkeys and miniature horses  but want to stick to each other when they can.

See Cruiser for more details on his personality.

Coach age 15

Coach is a medium grey standard gelding donkey standing 49 inches.

Coach suffered prior abuse the nature of which we will never know.  He was eventually rescued as part of a large scale  horse seizure.

To this day, he is still shy and  worried about being abused. But he is curious, eats from our hands, halters, leads, loads and stands for the farrier.

Coach love both  jennets and john donkeys equally.

Longhopes has provided Coach full dental, medical, and farrier services in addition to many hours of training.

This donkey is looking for a permanent safe home with another donkey of similar age.  He bonds up quickly so he’d do well with a lonely donkey.

But he is not suitable for hiking, riding or driving due to his fear issues.

Hollyn age 7

Hollyn is a 7 year old standard jennet. She is a gray and white paint color. She is very healthy.

Hollyn arrived with a jennet foal who has since been weaned and adopted to a new home.

Hollyn is now burro buddies with her older jennet foal-Serenity who is 5 years old. This pair cannot be separated.

Serenity is extremely affectionate and she convinces Hollyn to trust people too.

This is a pair of donkeys for the beginning donkey owner.

Hollyn halters, leads by following Serenity, and stands for hoof trimming.

They don’t need any other animals but might be able to guard small livestrock.

Longhopes has provided this donkey with full dental, mental, and farrier services.  She has also received many hours of training.

Lizzy age 3

Lizzy is an adorable, young brown jennet.  She only stands 42 inches tall but should be 44 at full size.

This donkey is up to date with all vaccinations, deworming and hoof care.  She is affectionate and has good ground manners.

Lizzy came to Longhopes with her family members.   Her sister Sloan at Longhopes is in foal.

Lizzy likes to play and would do well with another young donkey of similar energy.

Lizzy likes horses too and could live next to horses, as long as there is at least 1 donkey with her.

Serenity age 5

Serenity is a 5 year old grey and white paint jennet.  She looks just like her mother-Hollyn except that Serenity’s ears are short due to frost bite or malicious injury.  But don’t worry she hears just fine and is still all donkey.

Serenity and Hollyn are very bonded and must be adopted together.

Serenity is the sweetest donkey ever, and is good with kids.  She is more trusting than her mother, but can convince Hollyn to follow her lead.

Longhopes has provided both donkeys with full dental, mental and farrier services.  Both donkeys have received hours of training and handling at Longhopes to prepare them for a loving new family.

Serenity has great  skills for haltering, leading and standing for the farrier and trailer loading.  She is perfect for the first time donkey owner.

Serenity and Hollyn are a closed unit. They don’t need any other animals around them but might be good with small livestock.

Sloan age 4

Sloan is a beautiful, sleek, dark brown standard jennet. She stands at 46 inches and probably will not grow to be much taller.

She is in foal and will be delivering  May or June 2017.

Sloan is up to date on all vaccinations, deworming, and hoof care.   She is affectionate, and has good ground manners.

She is currently bonded to her sister Lizzy but can be adopted separately from Lizzy.

Sloan would do fine in a home with horses too as long as she has her foal or one other donkey.

Bernice age 13

You won’t find a sweeter donkey than Bernice.  She is  a quiet 13 year old grey roan standard jennet. She stands at 45 inches and weighs 571 lbs.

Bernice came from the Spirit of the Hills Sanctuary dispersal.

This donkey is very gentle and has great ground manners.  She is perfect for the beginning equine owner.  She particularly loves children.

Bernice is boned to Gilda and this pair must be adopted together.   They would be great family pets who could also live with miniature donkeys, miniature horses or goats.

Longhopes has provide Bernice with full dental, mental and farrier services.  She has also received many hours of handling and training to prepare her for a new life.

Gilda age 10

Gilda is a medium standard, grey jennet.  She was rescued from neglect at the  Spirit of the Hills Sanctuary in South Dakota.

Since arriving at Longhopes, Gilda has bonded to Bernice (another Spirit) donkey. These donkeys must be adopted together.

Gilda is quiet and unassuming.

Longhopes has provide Gilda with full medical, dental and farrier rehabilitation.  She has also received many hours of training and handling to prepare her for adoption.

Gilda and Bernice have solid haltering, leading, loading and hoof care skills.  They are perfect for the first time donkey owner.

LuLu age 6

LuLu is a stunningly beautiful, dark grey standard jennet.  She is 6 years old and stands 48 inches tall.

LuLu is in great health and is up to date on all dental, medical and farrier needs.

This donkey likes to be driven from behind and shows great potential for packing or racing.  She has started packing lessons.

LuLu halter loads well and is very calm for all farrier and routine maintenance.

She is 1/2 of a bonded pair of jennets.  Her burro buddy is Phoebe and the pair cannot be separated.

Phoebe age 9

Phoebe is a lean, 9 year old, medium grey standard jennet.  She is lovely and well conformed.  She is 1/2 of a bonded pair of jennets.  Her burro buddy is LuLu and the pair cannot be separated.

Both Phoebe and LuLu have great ground manners and are calm for routine medical and farrier work.

Phoebe is up to date on all dental, medical and farrier needs.

Phoebe has begun pack training and is doing well.   This pair of donkeys would be perfect for someone looking for a pair of donkeys to hike, pack or race.

Dolly age 23

Dolly is a dark brown standard jennet.  She is a mature donkey with solid skills.

Born feral on the range, Dolly was captured by the Bureau of Land Management and sold at  young age.  Years later the owner sold Dolly an auction in a condition of severe neglect.  Longhopes bought and rehabilitated her.  Thereafter, Dolly had a long term home with with other donkeys, sheep, goats, dogs and horses.

Her favorite friend was a miniature jennet that passed a few years ago.  Since then she has not had another burro buddy but she wants one.

Dolly is easy to halter, lead, load in a trailer. She  stands for the farrier. This is a good donkey for a beginning donkey owner who does not want or need a 25 year commitment.

Dolly is looking for a calm, final home where she can get steady, appropriate care and attention.  She would do best as the companion to a lonely mature jennet.

Longhopes has provided Dolly with full medical, dental and farrier care.

BamBam age 9

BamBam is a really well put together, strong, healthy 9 year old gelding donkey.   He is medium brown in color.

BamBam does very well with other non-aggressive male donkeys and adores female donkeys.  BamBam has previously lived with horses and other livestock but at this time insists on having at least one burro buddy in his herd.

BamBam is up to date on all farrier, dental and medical needs.  He halters, leads and loads in a trailer.

Iriquois age 5

Iriquois age 5 standard jennet.  This is a stunning red roan standard jennet who was part of the herd rescued by Longhopes from the Spirit of the Hills Sanctuary.

She is curious about people and interested in everything humans do.   She is smart and her full potential is not known.

Iriquois would do well with another donkey of similar age and health.

Longhopes has provided Iriquois with full dental, medical and farrier services.  Iriquois has also received many hours of training and handling to prepare her for a new home.  This donkey has begun packing lessons.

Iriquois halters, leads, loads and stands for hoof trimming.

Butler age 9

Butler age 9 standard gelding.   This is a mild mannered red roan standard gelding.  He prefers the company of jennets rather than  geldings that want to play all the time.   Butler halters, leads, loads and stands for hoof trimming.  He is up to date with all vaccinations, deworming, farrier and dental care.

This donkey is gentle and good with people.

Butler has an old tendon injury to  his left front leg.  He gets around just fine but would not likely be suitable for packing or other activities that would stress that leg.

Noel age 2

Noel is a unique donkey who deserves a special home.

She is already 49 inches tall at 2  years old and weighs over 500 lbs, so she is going to be a large standard jennet at maturity.

Noel is beautiful roan in great health.  She is calm and affectionate.

Noel has already spent a lot of time with horses and mules. She knows how to be ponied and has begun riding lessons.  She is a natural at it from all the time she spent being ponied.

Noel has great skills haltering, leading, loading and standing for the farrier.

This is the donkey for someone who wants a very active donkey who can be trained to do anything.

Noel has received great farrier, and medical care.

Kipling age 8

Kipling is a handsome light grey standard gelding.

He arrived at Longhopes with very long hooves from severe neglect.  But Kipling recovered remarkably fast with corrective hoof care.

Longhopes has provided Kipling with full dental and medical care.   He has been involved in many hours of training and handling to prepare him for a new home.

This is a calm and affectionate donkey with good manners.  He halters, leads, loads and stands for the farrier.

Kipling is bonded to 3 year old Dominic at Longhopes.  These geldings do everything together.  Both donkeys have started packing lessons and would be good together as packing donkeys.

Kipling is perfect for the  beginning donkey owner.

Dominic age 3

Dominic is a solid dark brown standard, gelding donkey.  His coloring makes him very handsome.

Dominic arrived with no skills but has been a fast learner.  He now halters, leads, loads and stands for the farrier.

He is becoming increasingly affectionate and is very curious about people.

Longhopes neutered Dominic and has provided him with medical and farrier care.  He has also received many hours of training.

Dominic is very bonded to Kipling and refuses to be separated from him.  Kipling is a good, mature influence.  They must be adopted together.

Both donkeys have begun packing lessons and would be a good pair for hiking.

This is a very healthy young donkey who has unlimited potential for any activity but needs to mature.

Glacier age 17

Glacier is a very cute looking, standard, grey gelding donkey.   Sadly he lived most of his life alone, lonely and in neglect.  But he survived and is not looking back.

Longhopes neutured Glacier and has provided him with full dental, medical and corrective hoof care.  He has also received many hours of training and handling to prepare him for a new home.

Glacier is much younger in his personality and energy than his age in years.

He is catching up for lost time by being extremely affectionate with people. He is curious and wants to be with humans whenever possible.   He also really likes living with other donkeys and would like a burro buddy of his own-best if that buddy is another gelding donkey.

Glacier arrived with no skills and was very fearful of humans but he is extremely smart and picked up all essential skills in just a few days.  This is an amazing donkey.  He halters, leads, loads and stands for the farrier.  He loves wearing a winter blanket too.  He has started pack lessons too.

If you have a lonely gelding of similar age, Glacier is right for you. He is desperate for a burro buddy to spend the remainder of his life.

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