heart and soul stables

Miniature Mediterranean Donkeys


Here at heart and soul stables we have selected a variety of extremely well bred jennets from top breeding herds in Canada and the US.  We aim for diversity in genetics and consistency in conformation and temperament.  Each jennet is special and has their own unique personality.  As our select herd is small we are able to treat each jennet as an individual and can even recognize each by their distinctive bray.  Following are profiles of some of our jennets.

Heiken's Ark Bethann LB

Maxx's Little Buckaroo, L.U.A.
Heiken's Ark Becky

At only 29.5 inches Bethann is our smallest jenny. While small in stature she has a big, feisty demeanour.   She has beautiful parenthesis ears and is a true black donkey.  Bethann has been bred to MGF Michealangelo for a spring 2013 foal.  We are eagerly awaiting the result of this cross as Michealangelo is a beautiful sorrel jack who stands a mere 29.5 inches tall - same as Bethann.

Stoney Acres Chloey


 Stoney Acres Chloey

2008 Grand Champion Jackpot Jenny

Miniature Donkey Extravaganza II

Red Deer Alberta


Date of Birth: August 21, 2006

Sire: Stoney Acres Prairies' Inferno

Dam: CLW Clover of Stoney Acres


Chloey is as close to perfect as they come.  She has a compact body, full rounded hips, a straight top line and a very feminine head.  We only had the opportunity to show her in 2008 and she was named 2008 Grand Champion Jennet at the Miniature Donkey Extravaganza Jackpot Show in Red Deer.  Pretty impressive for her first show!

Chloey's first foal heart and soul Nikki, out of Stoney Acres Divvan, was born June 12, 2010 and looks just like Mom (see below).  We couldn't be more pleased!


 Stoney Acres Chloey and foal, heart & soul Nikki


Chloey's second foal, out of Half Pint Hill Lone Star, was born on September 12, 2012. foal.  He is every bit as special as we hoped the progeny of this cross would be.  Wide chest, straight back and legs, heavy bone and his mothers beautiful head - what more could we ask for?  heart & soul Chatter is a breeders dream.  We'll be watching him closely as he grows up.


 heart & soul Chatter


Red Willow Northern Prancer



Date of Birth: August 28, 2004

Sire: Circle C Tabasco

Dam: Red Willow Sassy

Color: brown

Height: 32 inches


Prancer is an exceptionally beautiful jenny.  Her stunning conformation and multiple leg garters attract the attention of all in her presence.  Seen above with her first foal Bailey (male, 2008) Prancer gave birth to our first foal of 2010, heart and soul Sunshine.  She is a carbon copy of her mother - in miniature - with auburn highlights come courtesy of her sire Stoney Acres Divvan.

Prancers' third foal, heart & soul Earle, out of Stoney Acres Hot Rod, is a beautiful sorrel jack.  Earle is especially dear to us as he survived a very challenging first couple of week largely as a result of his fiercely determined mother.  Thank you Prancer!

We showed Prancer for the first time at the 2012 Miniature Donkey Extravaganza II in Red Deer, Alberta and she did extremely well in all of her classes.  There was one exception however and that was in jumping.  She sailed over the first jump, landed on the second, nudged the third jump out of the way with her nose and then proceeded to plow through the remaining jumps on the course!  Slightly embarrassing for her handlers but immensely entertaining for all present.  Despite her dismal performance in jumping, Prancer's accomplishments in other classes led to her winning;

2012 Reserve Champion - Open High Point Non-driving


2012 National Miniature Donkey Association (NMDA)

Reserve Champion Halter Donkey

Way to go Prancer!


Ma and Pa's Diamond Sable


 Ma and Pa's Diamond Sable

2008 Grand Champion Halter Donkey

Miniature Donkey Extravaganza II!


Date of Birth: April 18, 2006

Sire: Ma and Pa's Foxy-Flame by LN

Dam: Circle C Diamond Bright

Color: Red/Brown

Height: 34 inches


Sable is simply stunning!  Her straight back ,well rounded hips and perfect proportions made her the Grand Champion Halter Jenny of the open show at the 2008 Miniature Donkey Extravaganza at the Westerner, Red Deer Alberta July 2008.

In 2010 Sable was bred to Stoney Acres Hot Rod for a September 2011 foal.   Stoney Acres Hot Rod was the Grand Champion Jackpot Jack at the Miniature Donkey Extravaganza in 2010. The result of this pairing is heart & soul Sabre (Sept. 2011) who is the perfect combination of Sables elegance and Hot Rod stocky, masculine frame.  We are currently evaluating him as a potential herd sire.  See him on our Foals 2011 page.



MGF Venus Aphrodite


 MGF Venus Aphrodite


Date of Birth: August 8, 2000

Sire: Windcrest Cherries Jubilee

Dam: MGF Venus Prairie Rose

Color: Sorrel

Height: 32 3/4 inches


Aphrodite is a stellar example of a well conformed sorrel brood jenny.  She is an exciting and very well bred addition to our farm that we purchased at the 2009 .  Great American Miniature Donkey Sale in Ohio.  Thank you to Dowell and Martha Howard for giving us the opportunity to bring Aphrodite to Canada! 

Aphrodite arrived in foal to My World Santana, a well known sire of quality foals.  heart & soul Reign was born the following spring on May 5, 2010.  Like her sire, Reign is the darkest sorrel.  She is being retained as a potential brood jenny.

Aphrodite was bred to Stoney Acres Hot Rod for a September 2011 foal and the result of this match made in heaven is heart & soul Adonis.  Adonis can be seen on our Foals 2011 pageHe is a perfect match to his half brother, heart & soul Earle (Red Willow Northern Prancer X Stoney Acres Hot Rod), and is being retained to train in harness as part of a team.


Berry Ridge Whisper


Berry Ridge Whisper

Whisper is quite simply our most beautiful jenny. The photo above does not do justice to her intense red coloration. She has a long list of accomplishments in the show ring most recently 2011 Reserve Grand Champion Halter Donkey at the Miniature Donkey Extravaganza II in Red Deer Alberta.

Whisper is the star of her own You Tube video!  Search You Tube for "Berry Ridge Whisper" and click on "ground driving miniature donkey".  Isn't she a beauty?  The video was prepared by Anne and Don Fossum of Berry Ridge Miniature Donkeys, Whispers' "parents".  Thank you Anne and Don for letting this stunning little red head come to live with us!

Whisper had her very first foal on May 21, 2013 and she is a pretty little red head just like Mom.  heart & soul Tell Me A Secret , aka "Rumor" was sired by Stoney Acres Divvan and what a combination!  Divvan's style and good looks combined with perfection itself means that this little "diva in training" will not be for sale any time soon.  She's a keeper!


Pleak's Sally Jane


Sally Jane with heart & soul Apache

Sally Jane belongs to one of our "ass-ociates",  Aileen Hutchen.  SJ is one of our favorites as she produces the most even tempered, mellow foals.  She arrived with her jack foal Apache and in foal to LN Dark Glo.  heart & soul "Felicia" was born May 12, 2010 standing 23 1/4 inches tall and weighing 26 pounds. She has the most beautiful "loud" spots and the biggest ears!  Felicia will be kept as a potential addition to our breeding herd.

Sally Jane with heart & soul Felicia


Sally has since had a lovely black jack foal, heart & soul Alexx, and is currently in foal to Alexx's sire Circle C Shameless for spring 2013.