The donkeys and horses that arrive here become permanent residents and part of our family. Our facility is for unadoptable equines, or equines endowed to us on condition of permanent resident status. This means that every animal remains with us for life.

Deep in a scenic canyon in rural Kanab, Utah, Perseverance Ranch is home to
donkeys, horses and other animals rescued from abuse, abandonment and slaughter.

Our Equine Family

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Donkeys are also called burros and asses. They are members of the Equidae family, which also includes horses and zebras. They look a lot like their cousins, but have long, floppy ears and tend to be stockier than horses or zebras.
Are those potato chips!?
Domesticated donkeys vary in size, depending on how they are bred. They typically weigh from 400 to 500 lbs. and 36 inches to 48 inches from hoof to shoulder.
Clifford, Willie & Homer
Male donkeys are called jacks and females are called jennets or jennies. Donkeys are very social and usually live in a group called a herd.
Draft horses are the largest and tallest horses in the world. Draft breeds include Clydesdales, Shires, Percherons and Belgians
Chow time!
The mainstay of a horse's diet is grass hay. They also eat grain and maybe occasional treats like carrots or apples. The average horse weighs between 800-1000 pounds and will typically eat 15-20 pounds of hay per day.
Fern & Iris working on their tans 😉
Donkeys are voracious eaters and can consume as much as 6,000 lbs. of food per year. They typically like to eat grass, though they also eat shrubs and desert plants.

Who We Are

Perseverance Ranch began as a dream for two couples who wanted to develop adjoining 20-acre ranches for eventual retirement. As happens, one couple changed plans, and so we bought that couples’ 20 acres. Sadly, a neighbor also passed suddenly and his adjoining 40 acres were purchased from his estate, making Perseverance Ranch an 82-acre facility nestled in its own box canyon, with deer, bald eagles, golden eagles, and other assorted wildlife as welcome seasonal transients.

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