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We Are Living Art, Created To Hang On, Stand Up and Encourage Others – Maya Angelou

We Are Living Art, Created To Hang On, Stand Up and Encourage Others – Maya Angelou

 

 

 

 
Welcome,

I have loved animals since I was a small child, got the fever for horses at the tender age of five. I fell deeply in love with donkeys and mules In my late forties. My love for donkeys, and mules forced me to learn as much as possible for them. 

 

“Donkeys are not horses with long ears.” Melody Johnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC

 

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“I quickly found a huge gap in education, health and training for these majestic equine, the under dog of the equine world a donkey.”

Why? Donkeys and mules do not bring in large amounts of money like race horses, cutting, dressage.

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Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC opened for business on January, 1st, 2014

Select Virtual Coach, Trainer and Consultant for more details.  Select Donkey Whisperer Farm website  to learn more about my virtual training buisness, I have successfully helped over 55 people for free in the past three years. Select client testimonials to understand how I can help you from your home anywhere in the world without you having to leave the comfort of your home or haul your equine.

Are you ready to work with me?

Send me an e-mail at Melody@Donkeywhisperer.com 

Donkeys are unique they deserve to be treated with dignity, respect and natural training techniques, no bit, no spurs no abuse. 

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Please remember “training a donkey is a challenge to learn and understand how to best communicate and train them as they do not learn like a horse.”   Donkeys are not horses with long ears. Donkeys require us humans to think like a donkey or mule and wait another day for training as donkeys are on donkey time, kinda like being a human in Hawaii everything is slowed way down.  Unlike the horse the donkey or mule can think all the time, Donkeys are always on donkey time. Slow way down when working with a donkey or mule, sit down and wait for them to come to you.

Melody teaching Rio steering using no bit or spurs

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I have been a student of the Parelli home study program since 2007 right after purchasing my horse (a young filly at twenty months not trained), a nine month old baby mammoth donkey (not trained) and a mini donkey at the age of thirteen. I share honestly why the Parelli home study program works for my horse and donkeys. I am not authorized to teach Parelli as I am not an instructor.

After three short lessons with the Parelli carrot stick Rio now has steering – No bit, no spurs

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I am married to my best friend and husband Scott and forever grateful to him for helping me keep my dream of farm living in the midst of trauma.  We share our life with one Mammoth donkey, three mini donkey, two rescue standard donkeys, two horses, three dogs and two cats.  Our new farm in Sequim, Washington has twenty acres, two horses, two mini donkeys, two standard donkeys and one Mammoth donkey. I am very grateful for all of the blessings and gifts GOD has provided me and my husband as each day is truly a gift, life is truly fragile and precious. 

Jesus Christ is amazing! Most importantly I share why Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior and how my husband and I trust GOD to hold us tight in the middle of trauma. GOD is amazing.

Donkeys, horses and mules are healing they help us humans step out of our personal journey in life.  To know a donkey will forever change the human who wants to learn and love again.   Take a look at this article explaining the donkey much better than I can from Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue.

I  am a survivor of a life threatening motor vehicle accident while riding as a passenger when the driver of the vehicle I was in ran a stop sign, a semi truck fully loaded with cow manure smashed into the passenger door where I was sitting leaving me permanently disabled.  Select GOD created a miracle for me to read about the trauma and blessings.  After surviving a life threatening car accident so many things change, we continue to thank GOD that our relationship with Jesus Christ is strengthened and reinforced.  

We continue to thank GOD for his Miracle of life and healing one day at a time.  When I am pressed on every side by troubles, I am not crushed and broken.  When I am perplexed because I don’t know why things happen as they do, I don’t give up and quit. 2nd Corinthians 4:8 I pray my transparency gives you hope and the ability to never give up most importantly make Jesus Christ you Lord and Savior.  The bible is still my favorite book. 

Animals are very healing, they help us humans be grateful for everything in our life and live in the moment. LILRUNNING2012AGE7

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“If you have something you want to do with your life get going to move towards your dreams and goals as life is fragile and precious.”

GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!

Melody

http://www.donkeywhisperer.com

https://donkeywhispererfarm.com/our-store/

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Police Horse and Dog Meet


 
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Posted by on November 22, 2014 in 2014, animals, Dog, horse, video

 

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Sultan the Pit Pony ART


Originally posted on It's All About Beautiful Life by Gkindshivani:

Sultan the Pit Pony is a spectacular raised-earth sculpture of a horse that extends over 200 meters in Caerphilly

by Mick Petts

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Posted by on November 20, 2014 in 2014, animals, garden, horse

 

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Oboe Our New Gelding Donkey Acts Like A Jack


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Oboe one of our two rescue donkeys has no paperwork, lives with Tuba his long time buddy and Rio our Mammoth donkey full-time. I am constantly studying the behavior of the donkey and horses on our farm, teaching world-wide to my virtual students and studying everything I can get my hands on for the personality of equine and humans. Interesting fact; when my mares (horses) go into estrus (we have no female donkeys) Oboe wants to breed. He runs at them ready to reproduce in a hurry and braying frantically. When they go out of his sight on our farm he calls out to them in a panic as if to say ladies get back here now! Yesterday I brought the mares into the barn after getting out on the big pasture for an hour Oboe was looking through his stall like always at the girls and then he turned and mounted Rio our Mammoth donkey, Rio is 16’2 hands tall thank GOD, left liquid on the floor. This behavior is not normal as we have six geldings (donkeys) none of them do this except Obo.  Rio lived with Miss Lily my Palomino mare and Rocket Man one of our three minis for almost seven years before moving to our new farm in Sequim, WA. Interesting fact; Rocket Man was a Jack for many years before being gelded and he has never acted like a Jack.  “This behavior explains one of the reasons why he has been so very difficult to train, Oboe is no doubt proud cut.”

Jennies mount jennies when they are in estrus (heat) ready to get pregnant and the theory is in the wild they are in small groups and the frustration is not so bad as when they are forced to live in small spaces together in large numbers. Again, theory I am not a breeder. I was told that Donkeys prefer their own species to breed and this is clearly not true as Oboe wants to mate with my two horses, they would never tolerate this ever. I find this to be very interesting as why is this happening to this donkey?  Lot’s of questions unanswered as he has no past I can trace. I called my vet asking what this means and what we can do to help him relax and become a regular gelding. I was told I can collect a sample of the liquid and bring it in for a sample if it happens again. So life on the Donkey Whisperer Farm is becoming more and more interesting by the day.

After the Jack (intact donkey) is gelded does his behavior change?

Depends on how long the donkey was a Jack (intact) and what behavior he was authorized to do. Sadly most people get a donkey and throw them out in a pasture and do not pick out the feet, put the halter on and off each day and most certainly do not teach them behavior and manners. Thus why most farriers want nothing to do with trimming a donkey. If a donkey has been authorized to be violent when mating or with another herd members or the owner for years and years and then you geld him more than likely his bad behavior will not change without an expert trainer. The same for females jennies (donkey) or mares (horses) that have been authorized to have naughty/dangerous behavior i.e., biting, kicking, striking, squirting urine and bolting/charging at the human. When this behavior is authorized the equine learns they have the power to be the leader over the human owner, these behaviors are very difficult to fix and in some cases can’t be fixed.

Resources:

Donkey gelded and confused

Jacks should not be pets

 Donkey Behavior

I am a world-wide virtual coach for you the owner to learn how to train your donkey, horse or mule to have live in a domesticated farm. If you need help with your equine give me a call or send me an e-mail to see if virtual coaching will work for you.

How does virtual coaching work?

You and I meet once a week for one hour via Skype, I give you homework based on the issues you want to resolve with your donkey, mule or horse. If you would like to have a coach, consultant and trainer train you to train your equine from the comfort of your home I am now taking new students. Winter is the perfect time to study and learn what it takes to be a leader with your equine and stay safe. Safety is my number one concern for you and your equine.

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GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!

Melody

http://www.donkeywhisperer.com

https://donkeywhispererfarm.com/our-store/ 

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Art Hand-Made For Sale ON DONKEY TIME

Art Hand-Made For Sale ON DONKEY TIME

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How Can I Order For Christmas?
Small is $55.00 and Large is $80.00. Hand-made by a local artist in Kingston, WA, baked in an oven to have powder coating, hang or stand inside or out. Send an e-mail to Melody@DonkeyWhisperer.com with your shipping address, name, quantity, size and a phone number for payment. Melody Johnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm https://donkeywhispererfarm.com/our-store/ 360 620-5868

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GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!

Melody

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Never Stop Dreaming and Never Give Up

Never Stop Dreaming and Never Give Up

Riding and preparing Rio for riding in 2009 before the accident

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After the semi-truck left me disabled with three large screws in my pelvis - Three Years Of Physical Therapy
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The Day the barn was completed on our new farm.

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Just bought Lily age 20 months 2007 – I trained her myself

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Trail riding Miss Lily Dr. Cooks bittless bridle 2009

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Riding Miss Lily now 9 on our new farm in Sequim with the donkeys – GOD IS AMAZING!

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one of the happiestyou still believe the world to be a beautiful place.

GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!

Melody

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Petitions For The Wild Horses and Donkeys – Greed Sucks

Petitions For The Wild Horses and Donkeys – Greed Sucks

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Select Stop Horse, Donkey and Mule Slaughter for Human Consumption

Select Stop The Round Ups of Wild America’s Wild Horses and Burros (wild donkey)

Select Keep Our Wild Horses and Donkeys Wild

Select Wild Horses Free Canada - Slaughtering is done in Mexico and Canada

Select Shelter for the Wild Horses and Donkeys Captured

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GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!

Melody

http://www.donkeywhisperer.com

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Icelandic Road Trip – So much rain but a beautiful waterfall


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The weather was not much better than the day before, and according to the Icelandic forecast website, it was going to be like this for several days in a row in the Snæfellsnespeninsula. Instead of waiting for a sun that wasn’t going to come out, we decided to take our chance a bit further South. From the guesthouse, we joined road 54, then road 1 near Borgarnes before taking road 50 towards more waterfalls !! On our way, we stopped to see more Icelandic horses and some cattle.

We finally arrived near the parking area and walked  towards Hraunfossar and Barnafoss watertalls, following the trails. Hraunfossar means “lava falls” because the water surfaces from underneath the Grahraun Lava Field. The waterfall consists of countless springs of clear water that emerge from under the edge of the lava field and flow into the Hvítá river. It’s quite…

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Posted by on November 11, 2014 in 2014, animals, horse

 

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