Dismounted Trail Patrol: A Mediterranean miniature donkey makes friends on the Arizona Trail

Tail Winds Magazine

by Emily Gindlesparger

“Did I ever tell you what ‘ass’ stands for?” Leigh Anne Thrasher asks me in her lilting Texan dialect as we’re driving carefully on Catalina Highway. When she’s not pulling the trailer on back, with the precious cargo of Jasmine the donkey inside, she admits she drives like a maniac, her pink-polished nails gripping the steering wheel.

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