Driving down the road this week I noted two brand new foals playing on a horse farm close to our farm they were enjoying the sunshine in the Pacific Northwest and life. Made me think about how important it is for people to understand just because their tall does not mean they are full-grown.
Several times people have pulled into our farm and said “oh what a cute baby donkey you have”, too funny! Rocket Man is our 18 year old mini donkey 🙂
Please read as much information as you can on the growth plates to understand what age your beloved donkey, horse or mule is full-grown. Wondering how much weight a mini donkey can carry? 20% including the saddle of the equine. Make sure the donkey, mule or horse is full grown and prepared to carry the weight.
Miniature donkeys are full-grown at age three.
Standard/burro age four.
Mammoth donkeys six or seven. Rio our baby mammoth donkey grew to be 16’2 hands tall he was seven.
Lily age 2 with Rio age 1
Lily age 7 with Rio age 6
GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!