I have loved animals since I was a small child, got the fever for horses at five years old. I fell deeply in love with donkeys in my late forties and learned quickly how limited information is available for donkeys and mules. Please note; The Donkey Whisperer Farm is a hobby farm we are not a business.
The Donkey Whisperer Farm website and blog was created to share information in the health and care of Donkeys, horses and of course mules. 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.
The photo above is of me riding my horse Lily working with our Mammoth donkey Rio before the trauma hit, sadly I have not been able to ride since 2010. We continue to pray GOD will make it possible for me to ride again one day. I have been a student of the Parelli home study program since 2007 right after purchasing my horse (a young filly at twenty months), a nine month old baby mammoth donkey and a mini donkey he is now 19 years old. 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.
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. 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 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 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.
Sadly motor vehicle accidents are extremely difficult to navigate here are some tips on what to do after a car accident. Surviving a motor vehicle accident involving a semi truck can be deadly, injuries are more intense. Take a look at Accidents involving semi trucks. If you are riding as a passenger in a motor vehicle and survive serious injuries you will need to find an experienced insurance attorney immediately do not pause.
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 and they help us be grateful for everything in our life.
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.
Please feel free to leave positive comments to help others as each of us can learn from honesty and transparency in the navigation of this thing called life.
God bless you and your family two and four-legged!