A Tour of the Double N Ranch

 
  
 

Welcome to the Double N Ranch! We have been raising and loving miniature donkeys since the early 1980's, when we purchased our first donkey -- a loveable gelding. The Double N Ranch bases its reputation on honesty and integrity both in the breeding and care of their animals and in their associations with customers and visitors. The Double N Ranch is a very special place.

On your tour of the Double N Ranch, learn about the care and feeding of miniature donkeys, and find out what makes miniature donkeys such wonderful companions and pets. Come for a visit!



 
Meet Peggy Nelson, who loves her babies. Peggy will be happy to take you on a tour of the Double N Ranch, show off the myriad of awards and her extensive collection of donkey figurines from around the world.

MINI FACTS

    • Life span: 25-40 years with proper care.
    • Height: 36" and under.
    • Weight: 200 to 450 pounds.
    • Colors: slate, black, spotted, brown and sorrel.
    • Jacks are males; jennets, (or jennies) are females.
    • Babies are foals.
    • Very companionable with other livestock and become quite attached to herd mates and owners.

MINI CARE:  Miniature donkeys require a small amount of grain, good quality hay, a mineral salt block, and fresh clean water. They should have draft-free shelter from rain, snow, wind, and hot sun. They also need an area for grazing and exercise with fencing 4 to 4 1/2 feet high.

Mini's are remarkably hardy and healthy. They require only preventative vaccinations and should have their hooves trimmed every 4 to 5 months.

Some ways to enjoy your miniature donkeys:

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Pet, hug and love them! 

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Enter them in shows. 

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Drive them in carts. 

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Be in parades. 

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Display them at county fairs. 

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Audition them for a live nativity scene. 

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Take small children for a ride. 

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Dress them up for parties and holidays. 

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Make new friends with your donkey. 

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Did I mention, pet, hug and love them! 

As you have seen, the Texas Hill Country is a beautiful area and perfect for the care and raising of Mediterranean miniature donkeys. It's also perfect for visiting. We hope that you will come for visit.


Nita Nelson Ryder and Curtis Jude Ryder
30 Waring Welfare Rd.
Boerne, Texas 78006-7924
Phone: 210/373-3170
       doublen@gvtc.com