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Today is a gift, that is why it is called the present

Selling our Donkeys!!!
Will sell as herd... make an offer!

"You don't have to put someone's light out to make yours shine"

Welcome to Short ASSets Ranch
Registered Miniature Donkeys

Deep in the     of Texas


The best and most beautiful things cannot be seen or touched -
they must be felt with the heart ~ Helen Keller


Chitty Chitty
Bling Bling

Donnie & Fireplug's first time driving in our new cart at 2006 San Antonio Livestock Exposition.   Everyone said that we were blinging.   Thanks to Diane Calderon at D&B Enterprises for such a great cart and harness!



Cowabunga Dude

Star's War before heading to the 2005 Coastal Oaks Miniature Donkey Show in Paso Robles, CA. where he won NMDA Grand Champion Jack and NMDA Best of Breed

Do these baggies make my butt look big?


FIREPLUG  is blazing a new trail with wins at the 2004 NMDA Nationals, State Fair of Texas and Ft Worth Stock Show.

Short ASSets Star's War WINS 2004 NMDA National Grand Champion Jack and NMDA BEST OF BREED!!!!!  1st Place Coon Jumping at 30 1/2"!!!!!

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2004 NMDA National Champion Jack
2004 NMDA National - Best of Breed
2004 NMDA National Coon Jumping Champion

Star's War wins Coon Jumping by jumping 42"

Grand Champion Jack & Reserve Best of Breed
Great Donkey & Mule Celebration - Shelbyville, TN
July 2004

Setting the Standards of Excellence
Again...and Again...and Again

When we were out driving around and Lonnie saw a donkey out in a pasture, he would say "Look at that jackass, isn't that the prettiest thing you ever saw?"  One Christmas I didn't know what to buy the man that had everything, so I decided to buy him a jackass. We ended up with a pair of standards, a spotted jack named Gorgeous George and a gray jennet named Weezie (just like the Jeffersons).  According to Lonnie's mother, we now had 3 jackasses on the ranch! We had so much fun with the donkeys. Everyone that came to visit wanted to see them.

About 8 months later, our newspaper ran a picture of a lady holding a 2 week old jennet. It was the cutest thing that I had ever seen. We had no idea that miniature donkeys existed. I called the lady and she told me that these donkeys were better than valium. I told her that I needed a lot of them! :) She told me the Legend of the Donkey's Cross.  I still get goose bumps when I hear it or tell it.  I told Lonnie that I wanted to go see the miniature donkeys. Both of us fell in love with these wonderful little animals. We bought the baby that she was holding and several others.  No one warned us that they are like potato chips, "you can't have just one!"  We now have around 100 miniature donkeys!

We have carefully selected our jennets.  They have nice round butts, straight back legs, wide chests, good bites and short, pretty heads.    They range in height from 28"-34".  Our jennets are gray-dun, sorrel, dark brown, black and spotted. Each jennet is paired with the jack that we feel will give is the best all around foal.

It is our belief that your shouldn't scrimp on your herd sire.  Therefore, we have both purchased and bred what we think are some of the finest  jacks to be found.  They are out of excellent bloodlines, have wonderful conformation and are producing outstanding foals.  Our herd sires have  done very well in the show ring. Many of their offspring are carrying on their sire's winning tradition in the show ring. We have 6 breeding jacks and offer outside breeding to select jennets. Our herd sires are:

Short ASSets Star's War, 30 1/2" Dark Brown
PMF Total Eclipse, 32"
Millers Mr Spock, 32 1/2" Black/Brown/White Spot
Short ASSets Fireplug, 31 1/2" Dark Sorrel
Short ASSets El Niﬠ32 1/2" Roan
Lonesome Dove Chico, 30" Black/Brown
Short ASSets Coppertop II, 28 1/2" Dark Sorrel - Reference Only

By having a variety of colors in our herd, we are able to offer our customers this same variety, everyone isn't looking for the same thing or can afford the popular colors. 

Short ASSets Ranch is 289 acres, about 60 acres is home to our miniature donkeys. We now have coastal hay planted on about 50 acres that we cut and bale ourselves. Since we have so many donkeys, we keep them on a rotating schedule, so that they have their hooves trimmed every 3 months.  Our farrier and his wife. "the farrierette", come every month to work on the scheduled group of donkeys.  The donkeys are wormed every other month, rotating between types of wormers.  Every spring, we vaccinate the entire herd for Eastern, Western & Venezuelan Encephalomyelitis, Tetanus, Rhinopneumonitis, Influenza, Strangles. 

Thanks for stopping by for a cyber visit.  When you are in our area, please drop by our ranch for a visit to see our donkeys, give them some hugs and butt scratches and to talk donkey.

Lonnie & Brenda

Miniature Donkeys FOR SALE

Our Miniature Donkey Herd Sires

Our Miniature Donkey Jennets

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......................OUR  ADDRESS   IS.....................

293 Co. Rd. 435

Eddy, TX 76524


254-859-3727 FAX

"When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I
would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say: I used
everything you gave me." - Erma Bombeck

Take time to smell
the flowers.

"Concerning the difference between man and
the jackass some observers say there isn't any.
But this wrongs the jackass." - Mark Twain

Gone...but not forgotten

September 11, 2001

Home to Jesus


Happiness keeps You Sweet,
Trials keep You Strong,
Sorrows keep You Human, 
Life keeps You Humble,

Success keeps You Glowing,
But Only
God keeps You Going


Members of the following:

American Donkey & Mule Society (ADMS)

National Miniature Donkey Association (NMDA)

International Miniature Donkey Registry (IMDR)

American Council of Spotted Asses (ACOSA)

Southwestern Donkey & Mule Society (SDMS)

Gulf Coast Donkey & Mule Association (GCDMA)

Canadian Donkey & Mule Society (CDMA)


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