Short Man Syndrome

Definition of Short Man Syndrome – An angry male, of below average height, who feels it necessary to act out in an attempt to gain respect and recognition from others and compensate for his abnormally short stature.

Magic (left) & Frodo (right)

For the past two weeks, Frodo has been settling in beautifully, here at Indigo Acres.  In fact, he has taken an extremely strong liking to Magic, our Tennessee Walker mare.  After 5 days of being separated by fencing, the two new friends were ready to share the paddock together.

On their first day together, Frodo exited his stall, at sunrise, and quickly trotted right over to Magic and brayed VERY loudly!  Magic gave him a slight glance and continued eating, with a nonchalant attitude.  This reaction did not sit well with our little Danny DeVito.  He proceeded to intensely trot around the feeder, to the other side of Magic and repeated the very LOUD braying. Once again, Magic would not give our little stud muffin the time of day!  This only made Frodo stomp and bray and huff and puff more loudly.


Where Magic would go, Frodo followed.  I have to admit, I was happy Magic played hard to get, for we had a week to wait until the temperatures were high enough for his castration to take place.  Although, if “magic” happened between our sweet Magic and our little hobbit, I would be elated!  Who doesn’t want a mule! (Shhhhh…don’t tell Wifey that I put that thought out into the universe!)

Magic is a wee bit jealous!

Although, there is still much sadness on the farm, as everyone adjusts to Velvet’s passing.  But, this magical little donkey has not only helped to heal Magic’s heart, but mine as well.  No one could ever take Velvet’s place in my heart, but Frodo sure has been a ray of sunshine, on some extremely gloomy days.


I truly believe that when one door closes, another opens…

  I am so thankful for that!

Remember, your best friend doesn’t always have to be human…

Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just Be You




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