foaling of this gorgeous black jack came right in the middle of one of the biggest donkey
shows for the year. Luckily Sierra had lots of signs that she was ready to have her baby.
I had come home from the show with some breeders from Texas who had wanted to see our farm
and our donkeys. Joe had stayed home from the show to watch Sierra and the Marestarers had
been keeping me posted on her condition. Luckily, as if it was MAGIC we were all right here
on the farm the minute Sierra went in to labor.
In honor of our visitors, Ed and
Angela Preston of Hill Country Miniatures in Texas, we decided to name this boy Presto.
Thank you to Wendy Lyon for dreaming up the perfect name. It was truly an “abracadabra moment”
for all of us….when he was finally on the stall floor we could tell that he was one magnificent
boy. He is a big boy and one that I would love to keep and train as my very own gelding.
No doubt he has the looks to catch the judge’s eye and his personally is just as magical
as his looks. I can see him now in a polished harness strutting his stuff in the show ring.
He is one of the prettiest newborn donkeys you have ever seen. His pictures and videos say
video taken 7/13/08 ~ Right video taken 2/24/09 when Presto was gelded