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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.

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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

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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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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

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Watch Our Farm Grow

Watch Our Farm Grow

Last year my husband of twenty-two years and I purchased our land in Sequim, WA, final destination on twenty acres with three highways, two pear trees, one apple tree and irrigation. We have been living in our fifth wheel for five months now and I am happy to report we are enjoying a slower pace of life. GOD has given us double for our troubles as I am a survivor of a semi-truck accident leaving me forever physically disabled with thee large screws in my pelvis and pain that never goes away. GOD provided this land and the opportunity to take all the creativity and dreams he placed in our heads while I was attending physical therapy for three years.

We have increased our equine size from three to eight. We now have three mini donkeys, two standard size donkeys, one Mammoth donkey, and two horses both mares. Eight is enough and all are in their forever homes and will never be for sale. :)

GOD is making our dreams come true, thank you Jesus!

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Our farm Oct 2013

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Rio the mammoth donkey and Melody bitless riding

Rio the mammoth donkey and Melody bitless riding

After we sell our farm in Kingston, WA on five acres we will build our final one story home and I will begin having on-site lessons with students from all over the world. I am so excited. Additionally we will be growing and selling ten acres of low-sugar 100% Orchard Hay. We have a pull thru drive-way around the round pen and an outdoor arena along with twenty acres to teach trail riding. :) If you want to learn from me now I am accepting home study students world-wide virtually via Skype. We meet once a week and I coach, consult and train you to train your donkey, horse or mule. Select Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC to read what my former students have to say about working with me. I look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve your dreams.

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

Melody

http://www.donkeywhisperer.com

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

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How To Put On A Rope Halter


Please never ever leave any halter on your equine when you are not 100% present as strangulation and death can occur.

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

Melody

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ON DONKEY TIME ART METAL SIGNS FOR SALE, Christmas Is Coming

ON DONKEY TIME ART METAL SIGNS FOR SALE, Christmas Is Coming

Each hand-made metal art sign is a replica of our mini donkey Rocket Man age twenty sitting down as this is what our mini donkey does quite frequently he just sits down. Adorable, hand-made by a local artist I contract out with in Kingston, WA, U.S.A. Each one is hand-made to stand or hang inside or outside. They are welded to have a hook to hang and a little stick to stand, powder coating is baked on so they will not rust.

How Can I See The Two Different Sizes, Weights and Order?

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Send me an e-mail with your name, phone number for payment as I can take a credit card world-wide, or you can pay by money order. I pay Keybank Virtual Merchant to manage all credit cards world-wide, I keep no credit card data. I need your shipping address, quantity, weight, phone number and e-mail address and I will get your large or small Art ON DONKEY TIME metal hand-made sign sent out to you before Christmas. Small is perfect to sit on your desk at work or hang above the phone. Large is beautiful art accessory in your home or hang/stand outside on your gate, barn or in the garden. Perfect for the retiree too as ON DONKEY TIME is a nice and easy slow life, donkeys understand how to slow down and enjoy each moment.

Small $55.00 plus shipping and packaging

Large $80.00 plus shipping and packaging

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

Melody

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Equestrian Dream Carriage Home/Farm For Sale Five Acres, Kitsap County, Washington

Equestrian Dream Carriage Home/Farm For Sale Five Acres, Kitsap County, Washington

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We are still looking for the new owner of our turn-key ready horse farm on five acres, 26695 Trophy Lane, Kingston, WA 98346. We placed our farm on the market with Windermere in June of 2014. We would really like to sell our farm to a family who will appreciate all the work we have done since purchasing this home and land in 2001 basically a diamond in the rough as it truly needed some tender love, hard work and money put into it to look the way it does today.

Select Carriage Home For sale with 6 garages for more photos and details.

When we moved into this farm in 2001 it had a wood stove for heat and electric that’s it. The deck was falling over and we completely replaced and re-built this home into a beautiful home and created am equestrian dream five acre farm. A home/farm you can be proud of as time, money and love has been poured into this farm/home.

Upgrades we made to this home:

1. New carpet

2. New gas kitchen stove Jenn Air professional series, fast to boil water, vented to go outside

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3. Granite counter tops in the kitchen and guest bath, new stainless steel sink and a new Electrolux stainless steel refrigerator and dishwasher, all new kitchen with pull out drawers and two lazy susans for easy cooking. Two windows in the kitchen to look at your garden and stay cool when cooking.

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4. Two propane fireplaces (no more wood to cut and carry)

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5. Radiant floor heating and new floor tile complete remodel of master bath with his and her sinks and a beautiful large walk-in shower. Complete remodel of the master and guest bath new vanities, cast iron tub, large walk-in glass door seemless shower and beautiful country sink.

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6. Deck ballisters are powder coated for no maintenance

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7. Two horse stalls and a Dry place for sitting, grooming, farrier and vet between the two 12 x 16 pole stalls

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8. Outdoor arena

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9. Gated and fenced most of the property

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10. Master gardens for your enjoyment of flowers ten months out of the year

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Our home for sale with large deck and hot tub

Our home for sale with large deck and hot tub

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11. Look at your horses out the front of your home. View of the pole barns, paddock and arena from the house. Water and electricity down at the horse stalls with mats in them two twelve by sixteen huge tall stalls. Video cameras so you do not have to check on your equine.

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12. Covered space to carry your hay and grain down and work with the farrier, vet or groom before riding in your private arena.

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13. All new interior doors, craftsman style for your country carriage home, floors, kitchen, bathrooms with Six garages, come and take a look

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second living room, pine and 4 large windows along with another propane fireplace (no wood cutting)

second living room, pine and 4 large windows along with another propane fireplace (no wood cutting)

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Here is the other 2 car garage where I stored my hay and grain, gardening supplies etc.

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2 car garage for hay storage

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Back side of the house, master garden

Another 2 car garage for hay storage

Another 2 car garage for hay storage

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Easy commute by ferry to Seattle, Edmonds, Silverdale, Bangor, Keyport, Bremerton for work. If you know of anyone looking to move an easy commute ride to Seattle please send them to our real estate agent Lorna Muller, Windermere at 360 620-3842.

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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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