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Mailing Address: 17130 Van Buren Blvd., #45, Riverside, CA, 92504
Phone: 951-943-0627

Jackie-The Oatman Burro
It's rare that we have much history on the horses/donkeys that come to TIER. In Jackie's case, her life has been chronicled from birth. From the day she was born outside the Old Gold Mining town of Oatman, AZ to present, she has been photographed by many. (Do a search for Oatman Burros and check out the images! There are literally hundreds of pics of Jackie through the years by tourists).

Her story is quite moving to me and should be told. Joy, heartache, babies (she had 8 babies BEFORE she came to TIER and had her last baby Olive after her arrival at TIER!), gathered by the BLM at 10 yrs. old and now a beloved TIER resident.

Read her saga and enjoy! (Read from bottom to top)


9/14/2016 - OW! My aching foot

Poor Jackie has an abscess in her right front foot and she was limping pretty good. Apparently a small stone wedged itself in the bottom of her hoof. Farrier, Val Den, removed the stone, trimmed her hooves and gave her a pretty pink wrap with medicine on it for the abscess.

Hopefully the abcess will drain quickly and she can get back to bossing Paco around.

12/25/2013 - They made me wear a hat!

Happy Ho Ho!

11/17/2013 - MY Ball!

Yes, that is MY ball. Yes, I flattened it. So what? It was MY ball!

11/14/2013 - Jackie is BACK!

Olive/Olivia, Jackies baby born in April has been weaned and now....JACKIE IS BACK! She is looking really good. Slim/Trim Donkey Girl. I was really surprised as I thought she'd still be wide. She still has the cresty neck, but all the fatty stuff on her sides & Butt are gone! CJ took excellent care of you and you look MAAAAVELOUS!

Welcome back Jackie. We sure did miss you!

6/15/2013 - Body Work!

Janet Bailey "The Integrated Equine Body" did body work on several TIER residents.

THANK you Janet! Jackie, appreciates your loving touch!

4/25/2013 - Jackie's Kids

4/22/2013 - Look At That Face!

4/20/2013 - IT'S A GIRL!

The rest of Jackie's story, pics of her 8 previous babies, etc. will be available sometime in the near future.

In the meantime...............IT'S A GIRL!

Jackie had a baby girl this morning. When I went out to feed she was down and didn't get up. I knew then that she was going to have the baby because she ALWAYS gets up at feeding time!

Started at about 7:00 am. Water broke around 7:15 am. Baby girl was almost all the way out (except her hind legs) at 7:48. Fast work. Momma & Baby are doing well. Baby has already been bouncing around her pen. I will get better pics tomorrow when she is all "fluffy".

She's very light colored.

12/14/2012 - Jackie...First Glimpse

Sit back and be prepared to read for awhile. This is Jackie's story and it should be told.

I had gone to the BLM facility in Ridgecrest, CA and was given a wonderful tour of the facility. While traveling the perimeter we stopped at a section that housed adult Burros and their offspring. A HUGE spotted Jenny came up to the fence for attention. Most of the burros (except for the babies) were standoffish as they were gathered from the wild. This girl, with rolls of fat on her neck, sides and rear was very personable and followed the truck as we continued on our tour.

I was told she had been gathered by the BLM in Oatman, AZ. Oatman is an old gold mining town and their main attraction is the wild burros wandering the streets. Since these burros are fed all kinds of food by tourists (candy, candy bars, sandwiches, popcorn, carrots by the bushel load, apples, potatoe chips, etc.) through the years they develop fat deposits on their bodies. The BLM gathered her and a few others for health reasons.

After I came home I began searching the internet for info on the burros of Oatman, AZ. Much to my surprise I found MANY pictures taken by visitors to Oatman of this particular donkey! She has some distinctive markings so it was easy to identify her in the pictures.

In many of the internet postings I read that the Burros do have names.I contacted the Oatman Chamber of Commerce to see if they could tell me more as I found her picture on their website from 2004 with her baby JJ.

They got back to me quickly and gave me contact information for a lady named Bren who they called "The Burro Momma" and indicated that she could tell me about this particular burro.

Bren told me that her name was Jackie and provided information, tons of pictures and stories of Jacke since her birth May 28, 2002 until she left Oatman in March 2012. Another Oatman resident named Jolene contributed stories and pictures also.

It is rare for any TIER resident to have a documented history. We wish to thank Bren for keeping such detailed records/photos and Jolene for the "HA! HA!" dress up pictures/stories. These ladies went above and beyond in helping me learn about Jackie and the other burros. They had not known where Jackie went (she had been the herd boss lady of the Oatman town burros). They both cried when they realized that I was seeking information and that Jackie would be coming to TIER. These women care deeply about their burro friends.


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