are located 15 minutes north of Shelbyville and about 65 miles southeast of Nashville, Tennessee.
People have always asked me why I choose to raise miniature donkeys. The answer is because
it's what the Lord wants me to do for Him. I have prayed for over 10 years asking the Lord
what is my purpose in life? How can I serve You? Throughout the 10 years of prayer, He has
held my hand through the many steps that were necessary to prepare me. In May 2006, He revealed
His plan. I could not understand why He wanted me to raise miniature donkeys. But I did
see how my life experiences all played a role in preparing me for that day. Through God's
perfect plan, He has increased my faith and taught me to walk by faith. He has shown me
His incredible grace and mercy. He has taught me to humble myself and give all praise, honor
and glory to the One who rightfully deserves it, Jesus Christ. There have been many miracles
that have happened here, and mountains that have been moved. There has also been many trials
and tribulations, but the Lord has always been in control. Something good has always come
from them. Praise the Lord! I choose him as my leader and my guide always. I have 20 years
of equine experience, vet tech schooling, competed regularly in hunter/jumper competitions,
and have learned so much under my dressage instructor and my donkey mentor (my dear friend,
Dayle). I can absolutely say I have been around some very good teachers. But the greatest
teacher of all is my Lord and Master whom I serve, Jesus Christ. He is the One that has
given me everything that I have and has made me everything that I am. If anyone would like
to hear my testimony or if you're interested in any of our donkeys, please e-mail
or give us a call. All of our donkeys are loved and handled daily. Each one is considered
Everyone knows that the little donkey carries a cross on his back. Most people don't know
the legend of the donkey's cross. The story is told that the little donkey that had been
Jesus' mount on Palm Sunday, came to the hill of Calvary.
Seeing the tragic event
occuring, he wished with all his heart he had been able to carry the cross for Jesus, as
he was the proper one to carry heavy burdens. The donkey turned his back on the sight, but
he could not leave, he wished to stay until all was over because of his love for Jesus.
In reward for the loyal and humble love of the little donkey the Lord caused the shadow
of the cross to fall across his back and left it there for the donkey to carry forevermore
as a sign that the love of God, no matter how humble, carries a reward for all to see.