Hello everyone! My name is Charlotte Washington and I am the third generation in my family to breed and train long ears and exotics. My family is from Virginia, USA, and they still run the Mule breeding program at the historic Dogwood Manor estates. I have worked with many long ear owners to help better understand these unique equines, and it has always been a dream of mine to run a sanctuary for those that need it. In the beginning of 2017 my partner and I decided to buy Blue Agave Ranch and move from Virginia to the desert climate of Arizona. Here we train Donkeys and Mules mainly for Eventing, Trec and Mountain Trail. Together we would open the Long Ear Sanctuary, a place that is dedicated to furthering education and addressing issues that cause neglect, abuse, and abandonment within the Long Ear and exotic community.
Blue Agave Ranch
Blue Agave Ranch was an Arabian breeding and training facility before purchased in 2017. Now it is home to some amazing long eared equines. Here we breed, train, and show Donkeys, Mules, and Exotics of all shapes and sizes, from the Miniature Donkey, to the Zorse!
Long Ear Sanctuary
We are a 501(c)3 non-profit charity that provides a safe alternative to auctions and kill-pens for Mules and Donkeys. We build awareness through our outreach program, and work with local as well as State chapters to provide education for Long Ears and Exotics.