Arnold Schwarzenegger keeps a donkey & horse at home: ‘rarely do they take a dump’


Arnold Schwarzenegger was on Jimmy Kimmel late last week when he showed off the donkey and the horse who live with him, in his house/mansion. He was feeding them carrots and oatmeal cookies. The horse is called Whiskey and the donkey is Lulu. I saw a photo of Lulu on Twitter (I don’t follow him on Instagram) and thought it was bizarre, but I didn’t realize that he has a horse in his house too! I’m assuming he has a housekeeper still, although he says that the horse and donkey don’t do their business inside that often. Wouldn’t once be enough?

Are they free to roam the house?
Yeah they roam around the house, they go upstairs, they go downstairs, they’re all over the place. They watch me when I work out.

Are they housetrained?
They’re not trainer, but they very rarely go and take a dump in the house. It happened one time when I was in the kitchen cooking, but that’s ok. It just smelled a little bit from wienerschnitzel and poo at the same time.

After that they talked about how Arnold had prepared the state of California for a pandemic by stockpiling masks, ventilators and beds. He said he did it after the devastating fires there. (I think that was 2008.) However he said other governors after him, he didn’t say who and was understanding about it, decided they didn’t want to keep paying for storage. They did find many of the supplies and use them for this crisis though. He was also complimentary of how Newsom is handling everything and said that he’s reached out to past governors on both sides of the aisle.

Ed Norton then called in (that’s at 7:20). They launched a frontline responders fund together to get protective gear to hospitals through cargo flights. So far they’ve raised over seven million and have chartered several flights. They’re surely dealing with the Trump administration trying to seize their supplies but they didn’t talk about it.

As I was doing “research” for this post, I found a quote that Arnold gave in early February that he was looking forward to being a grandfather, but that he wasn’t going to put pressure on newlywed Katherine. Do you think Arnold knew his daughter was pregnant at that point and that he was working hard to keep it under wraps? The Extra correspondent asked him directly, so it wasn’t like he brought it up on his own, but still it was interesting to me. In that interview Arnold called Maria “my wife,” which was weird. Apparently their divorce was never finalized. While trying to figure out if Arnold and Maria have any grandchildren (I’m pretty sure they don’t) I also learned that one of their daughters, Christina, 28, works for the Goop company. Of course Arnold also has the one son outside his marriage (that we know about), Joseph Baena.

Getting back to the donkey and horse, he’s going to be the crazy grandpa that all the kids want to visit. I still remember playing with my grandpa’s amazing train set and how his basement smelled like pipe smoke.

Here’s that interview. Kimmel is all dolled up, supposedly by his daughter, but his makeup is too good for that.

Damn he has merch too!

He’s feeding them off his plate! I can’t.

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  1. Scarlett says:

    Adorable. I love him playing chess with the donkey

  2. Alice says:

    Oh my gosh that was awesome.
    I would love a horse and donkey as house pets. Amazing.
    Schwarzenegger is vegan btw. Props.

  3. manda says:

    I love this so much. I will have a mini horse one day, it will happen!

  4. Spicecake38 says:

    Sorry guys,but horse or donkey poo even once in my house,just no.
    Beautiful animals,really,and I’m an animal lover,but I just could not deal with cooking and cleaning horse manure at the same time.

  5. Seri says:

    That is too much. The smell from their droppings -just ewww -so anti sanitary. They also easily ruin the floors, the furnitures, the textiles….Of course he has money for fixing but still.

    Kids would love it though – crazy grandpa :) )

    • Truthiness says:

      I’m low-key horrified at the concept of a toddler crawling around where a horse and donkey have free rein of the house. It’s all fun and games until someone comes down with Salmonella.

    • Ravensdaughter says:

      Yes, Aaahnald is a bit touched at this stage.
      It is cool that he’s vegan!

  6. FHMom says:

    So I came here expecting snarkiness and found warmth and cuddles instead. I love everything about this story, especially the part about him being the crazy grandfather, eccentric that kids adore. Who knew?

  7. tempest prognosticator says:

    He’d be a fun grandpa.

  8. OriginalLala says:

    We have a mini-horse and mini-donk at the sanctuary (doppelgangers for his actually!) and they are much less cuddly lol. I love horses but after spending so many hours scooping their poop I can’t imagine that smell in a house – even outside in a pasture their poop can smell really bad!

  9. Insomniac says:

    That social distancing video he did with them was adorable. It made me feel better on days when I was really freaking about all this.

    Not sure I ever imagined Arnold as an eccentric old animal-loving vegan grandpa, but I approve.

  10. Imogene says:

    My grandparents have a donkey. Such a sweet and smart animal and super bonded to them.

  11. H says:

    Six degrees of Arnold here. My father was a bodybuilder back in the day and competed with Arnold. Dad always said he was a wonderful guy and helped new bodybuilders. So, I’ve always like Arnold. I joined his IG just for Lulu and Whiskey.

  12. bluemoonhorse says:

    As someone who has owned horses, and miniatures, if these both are female (which I think they are) there is a good chance they don’t do their business inside the house. My mini’s (both female) would not go inside the stall but would go out to the adjoining paddock and poop in a certain corner of the lot. It wasn’t something I trained them to do – they just did it. Meanwhile, the boys will go anywhere.

  13. Queen Meghan’s Hand says:

    Along with his tiny horse and tiny donkey, Arnold has a tiny dog named Cherry.
    I am happy a tiny human will be joining his bunch.

  14. lucy2 says:

    He has his own Lil’ Sebastian. I’m so jealous! The donkey is super cute too. My 2 cats are currently stampeding around the house though, so I can’t imagine larger animals!

    I have to give him credit, he’s been fundraising and promoting a lot of good stuff through all this.

  15. hmp says:

    Aww, I’m so jealous! This is actually totally a thing. Mini’s are actually very easy to litter train. There used to be a woman in upstate NY who had a whole herd living in her mansion.

  16. Lillian says:

    I did not expect so much wholesomeness in my day