Monday, March 03, 2008

Melinama does Illustration Friday: "Leap"

As you will discover in the following post, Jethro does not know his own strength. It's a good thing he doesn't know other donkeys or he would learning crazy tricks all the time.

Like Coon Jumping:
Coon jumping is an event unique to Long Ears. The event originated from night time coon hunters needing to move their pack strings over fenced fields. Many fences were of wire and could not be taken down as stone or wood can. Often the hunter would remove his coat and lay it down over the wire in order to "flag it" for his animals to see, then jump his mules over the fence one by one. Let it be pointed out here that only donkeys and mules "Coon jump." Horses do not as it is physically impossible for them. Unlike a horse show jumper or hunter who most often canters or gallops up to a jump, coon jumpers must take the obstacle from a standing start. Therefore, those of you wishing to do a little "coon jumping" seen at a show, please keep this in mind.

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At 2:41 PM, Blogger Rui Sousa said...

Funny really funny work!


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