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Dreaming Of A Sleigh Ride

Dreaming Of A Sleigh Ride

 

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

Melody

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Posted by on November 26, 2014 in 2014, animals, donkey, farm, horse, video

 

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Baby Zoe Is A Donkey Amputee


 

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Life On The Donkey Whisperer Farm

Life On The Donkey Whisperer Farm

Friends of the Donkey Whisperer Farm,

2014 is almost over I find myself reflecting back on all that we accomplished in this most historic year, one of the most exciting and frustrating years of our lives. After the semi-truck accident left me forever disabled with three large screws in my pelvis we had to make a huge change in our life. We understood that age would be a major problem with my disability and that I need to keep walking and moving as much as possible. Naturally we made the decision to leave our home in Kingston, WA and move to Sequim, WA on our twenty acre farm, live in our fifth wheel until the five acre mini farm sold and then build our last home a one story home to accommodate my physical disability. Everything has been completed on our new farm except our home, we have double fencing, a road, electricity, well, a new barn, outdoor arena, round pen and more. Our farm came with twenty acres, irrigation rights, three highways, two pear trees and one apple tree, we have accomplished so much in such a short amount of time. Thank you Jesus!

I started my new business Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC, Coaching, consulting and training owners how to train and care for their donkeys, horses and mules world-wide. Created a farm plan to grow our own hay and sell one day. Have classes here and more. So much good in this year as I have waited my entire life to have this opportunity to share what a Donkey, Horse and Mules needs from a human as I truly understand their side of the story. Please remember the horse, donkey or mule did not choose you, you chose them and it is your responsibility to find out how to stay in the leadership role at all times each time you step into their world without abuse.

We increased our equine herd size from one Mammoth donkey, one mini donkey and one horse to six donkeys and two horses. We now have Roy (4) a mini donkey, Maximus (2) mini donkey along with two rescues Oboe and Tuba and a new horse Miss Trophy. Yes, my horse miss Lily finally has a horse and now I know what it is like to have a herd bound horse. Things are calming down now since it has been almost six months and the mares are starting to be able to be apart and not freak out as bad. Yeh!

I am training two new mini donkeys, one new saddlebred mare (horse), and two rescue standard donkeys. I will also be adding a gentle bit to Rio as he is not responding to the Dr. Cooks bit as well as I had hoped, perhaps one day he will respond better as safety is number one for me and my students.  It has always been my dream to learn how to teach myself and my equine to pull a cart and I still plan on having National Expert Nate Bowers come to the farm just wont be in 2015 as I need a home before classes can start on our farm.  After our home is built we will start having on-site classes here for me and my students and bringing in National experts in  hoof care, saddle fitting, cart pulling and more. One day we will grow ten acres of 100% orchard hay as we have irrigation all of this is in GOD’s timing not ours.

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Living In Our 5th Wheel Full Time

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What my hubby and I have learned?

You do not need all the stuff society in the U.S.A. tells you to own. We live in a 29.50 foot Montana fifth wheel with three dogs and two cats and we are happy. Most of our time in the spring and summer is spent outside on the farm as the equine and farm is a full-time job. It is a peaceful wonderful life, one that we are both excited to have the opportunity to run and share with the world. I continue to teach virtually to my students world-wide how to train their horses, donkeys and mules. I look forward to having one on one and group classes with my students and I look forward to one day swinging my leg up over my new horse Miss Trophy age six and never been ridden. I look forward to learning how to pull a cart and plan on teaching Rio, Rocket Man, Roy, Maximus, Oboe and Tuba to pull. a cart, one step forward and two steps back. We are now waiting on GOD to bring the right buyer to purchase our mini farm in Kingston, WA so we can build our home. In the midst of waiting I find peace and joy as all around me is beauty. GOD has taken my ashes of pain and suffering and given me beauty. If you are suffering from any kind of trauma remember GOD loves you and he is waiting for you to call his name in Jesus Christ name.

Are you stuck with your Donkey, Horse Or Mule?

I am accepting new students just graduated a couple more. Give me a call at 360 620-5868 and we can set up a free meet and greet via Skype world-wide. I train you in the comfort of your home not in the barn. :) My e-mail is Melody@Donkeywhisperer.com and my Skype name is Donkeywhispererfarm2010. Select Donkey Whisperer Farm store to see the cost and how virtual coaching will work for you anywhere in the world.

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

Melody

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Fall On The Donkey Whisperer Farm 2014

Fall On The Donkey Whisperer Farm 2014

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Melody

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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

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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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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

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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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