I have loved animals since I was a small child, got the fever for horses at five years old.
In my late forties I fell deeply in love with donkeys, and mules; forcing me to learn as much as possible about them.
“I quickly found a huge gap in education, health and training for these majestic equine, the under dog of the equine world. Why? Donkeys and mules do not bring in large amounts of money like race horses, cutting, dressage.” Melody Johnson, Donkey Whisperer
Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC opens 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.
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
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
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, one mini donkey, one horse, three dogs and two cats. Our new farm in Sequim, Washington will have 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, 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.
One more thought; 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!