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Falling In Love/Training Another Horse And Four More Donkeys

Falling In Love/Training Another Horse And Four More Donkeys

Friends of the Donkey Whisperer Farm,

“To all of my readers who have been following my blog since 2010 you know how important my family two and four-legged is to me and I just want to say thank you for reading my blog and following my journey in this thing called life. If you are new to my blog you can search all the way back to 2010 and see my journey in blogging and life, thank you for reading my blog and may GOD bless each and every one of you and your families two and four-legged in Jesus Christ Name.”  Melody, Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC

My horse Miss Lily (Palomino quarter horse) I call her Mr. Ed’s wife is so darn smart and special, we are very connected she is in her forever home. June 1st, 2014 I was able to bring Miss Trophy our new horse home to her forever home. Miss Trophy gets to live with Miss Lily first and most important as horses need to live with another horse, second for me to teach her to trust, think and use her brain. Why does she need to learn to think? She is not a wild horse she is a domesticated horse a horse who needs to accept the human world for the vet, trimmer/farrier, saddle, going in the trailer and much, much more. One day I will ride this mare with just her halter on and no bit, but not today as she needs time to adjust to her new life and learn to trust me to be a leader using resistance free training. Miss Trophy has not been started yet (carried a rider with a saddle) she is six years old. June of 2014 we brought home Oboe and Tuba (rescue donkeys no paperwork) to live with Rio our Mammoth donkey 16’2  hands tall and eight now. Rocket Man (our mini donkey age 20) now lives in a mini donkey world with Roy and Maximus (two new minis) all live in separate spaces and are balanced and calm. Roy and Maximus are afraid of the blanket and much, much more one step forward, one step back all the while helping them learn to trust me.

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After studying the behavioral traits of Miss Lily, Rio the Mammoth donkey and Rocket Man I learned that this is not a safe and natural way to live. Why? Miss Lily wants to run and chase Rocket Man and would get frustrated with Rio as he would not run with her and she would ride him like a stallion trying to get him to run. Can a horse live with another smaller animal or a donkey sure but the personality, sex and age are all factors. Miss Lily is an extreme athlete and an extrovert she likes to run and move fast. Rio is an extreme gentle giant an introvert he prefers to stand around and look at things. Rocket Man is a mini and he is not big enough to out-run a fast horse or a Mammoth donkey that is 16’2. When Rio and Rocket Man bonded Rio was nine months old and small, Rocket Man was thirteen. Now Rio is so big when he grabs his neck, normal behavior for donkeys he picks Rocket Man off the ground a few feet and then lays on him with his knee. Not safe and thus why they no longer live together. When Miss Lily would chase Rocket Man Rio would protect him. Rio can see Rocket Man on the other side of the fence and will always love him but he is too big to live with him. I am grateful to GOD nothing bad happened to Rocket Man while we were waiting to get moved to our new farm in Sequim, WA.

Miss Trophy our new mare is truly smart, athletic and contagious with beauty she is not easy as horses go as she is very defensive and reactive so we are working on helping her relax and feel calm in her new world while having a plan to set her up for success and stay safe. A thousand pound horse who is only using the reactive side of their brain can’t think and make good choices they are into the flight or fight mode and this is a dangerous horse. As long as we humans have a plan this horse can learn to think again this entails a lot of patience and time and a plan to keep her and me safe. I am pleased to report Miss Trophy now trusts me and this is a huge accomplishment in a very short amount of time. After getting to run free on the ten acres for five hours (we will one day grow low sugar hay on) with Miss Lily this mare is the first to come to me when I call. She comes to me before my Miss Lily amazing ha? Not really when you understand the personality of this mare and her most important issue is to gravitate towards safety and a fair leader ME. I trump Miss Lily and for this I am extremely pleased with my training.  Miss Trophy is truly a magnificent horse and we are starting to bond and build a super strong relationship as she finally trusts me after four months of being handled lightly every day. I have taught her how to back-up a few steps, whoaa and come to me, send into her stall or the pasture, turn around, lower her head and let me take the halter off, wait at least thirty seconds before leaving me. She can now stand for the farrier without urinating, pawing, defecating or squealing and she has lost 1″ in height as she is not in fear for her life on adrenalin. When she came to me she hated the halter and now she actually chooses to put her head into the rope halter as I wait for her to choose. She can stand calmly and not have stress, excited to see what is next to learn.

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“Miss Lily has lived with me since she was twenty months old and she is now nine. Miss Lily did not come to me trained and she was difficult and not confident in the beginning. Today she is a confident and strong nine-year old Palomino mare, she is a huge part of the training and success I am having with this new un-confident mare as all animals and humans gravitate towards calm energy and a leader with a plan.” Melody Johnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC

 

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I am a world-wide virtual coach for you the owner of the horse, donkey or mule to learn how to care, setup your farm for mud free, correct diet, load in the trailer, pick up the hooves, stand for the trimmer/farrier ride, go for a hike carry your lunch, take fecal samples. The sky is the limit when you learn to understand the personality and behavior of your horse, donkey or mule and yourself. The most important part of being a great leader is controlling our energy and having a plan to stay safe and keep the equine depending on the personality engaged. Example; My introverted Mammoth donkey Rio does not enjoy big changes, loud noises or anything new thrown at him put on him fast. In fact my extroverted new mini donkeys do not enjoy this either.

What do the different personalities crave and desire to relax and learn?

The introvert is looking for a leader who is calm and has low energy to take the time it takes to help them feel comfortable with change. Sometimes this is like watching paint dry for us humans with the extrovert personality. Thus why I teach to train them in small time frames as drilling makes them crazy both the extroverts and the introverts.

The Extrovert is looking for a calm leader with low energy that can pick up the energy and make things fun this takes having a plan and setting them up for success without us humans getting hurt. The introvert learns extremely fast after they trust us and have learned to use their brain to think. Can’t think when scared for your life. I have four new donkeys all geldings in training, Oboe and Tuba are both rescues no paperwork. Oboe is an extrovert and will fight to the end with any equine or human he does not trust. Tuba is an introvert. Maximus is our mini black gelding age two and an extreme extrovert along with Roy who is extroverted too but can go into introversion like Rocket Man our mini age twenty he is bi-polar at times when very stressed. This personality is one of the most interesting as I find studying the behavior traits of the herd and the personality on a daily basis.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is in animals just like us humans

When we bring home a new animal dog, horse, donkey, mule, cat and they did not get the beginning imprinting meaning touch safely, love and the time to learn humans are safe we are seriously bringing personality and behaviors that may or may not ever change.  Example in 2008 after my most beloved kitty Shimmer died I waited a year and let PAWS know I was looking for another Manx mix rescue. A man I worked with in information technology had the mother of a manx mix and she had kittens he told me I could have one of his kittens for free. My husband and I brought Shimmer home to live with us at seven weeks and he adored being held and loved on by both me and my hubby. Shimmer had a great start in life the love of his mom and siblings and was touched gently by humans as a kitten. I taught Shimmer to walk on a lead like a dog and he traveled all over the USA with us in our R.V. and car. He was very social and felt safe with us and our dogs. Christmas was great fun as he loved opening his presents yes a cat that could open his present (cat nipped tucked inside) I miss you Shimmer and know one day I will snuggle with you again in heaven.

When I got the call two kittens now three months old were ready to pick up I ran to the center to meet them. I made the decision to only bring one home but after hearing their story about being found in an abandoned car and how scared they were I thought I can help these girls I will take them both. I am happy to share moving into the 5th wheel is helping them as we are in a smaller space but they still want nothing to do with us other than food, water and their cat box cleaned. Our dogs are a different story they like to snuggle against them and they sleep with them to stay warm on the floor. They sleep on our bed when we are gone and never when we are in it.

Why?

After living with us for six years they are still distant with us. They do not trust us, their memories of PTSD with humans spaying them, giving them shots, living in a cage waiting for a home and worse are still in their minds and to fix a cat that is feral is most of the time impossible. These girls are indoor cats. To fix a human with extreme PTSD can take years and can work or can not work it all depends on the personality of the human and the person doing the rehabilitation. Studies have found horses and donkeys used with licensed mental health care workers to help PTSD humans live a great life again. PTSD never goes away as triggers can set the animal and the human off but they can learn to live a good life. Interesting ha?

Shimmer my prayer is you are in heaven chasing bugs, and climbing trees and when tired you lay in a dry warm place and enjoy heaven. I love you and miss you every day my kitty Shimmer.

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If you need help to train your donkey, horse or mule give me a call the first thirty minutes is free to meet and greet. Melody Johnson, (360) 620-5868. I am a world-wide virtual coach to train you to train your equine. We use Skype, your videos and mine along with detailed homework assignments. Each of your lessons are banked and kept track of via quick books so if life happens we can step back into training when you are ready. Learning from the comfort of your home is a really smart way to learn as you are relaxed and your brain has time to learn, having a personal coach to ask questions is invaluable as no DVD will give you this.

I look forward to coaching you as fall and winter is the perfect time to study and prepare to have a plan when spring arrives. We meet once a week via Skype. My Skype name is DONKEYWHISPERERFARM2010.

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

Melody

(360) 620-5868

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First Step Is Forgiveness Second Step Is To Smile


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I am just a human being I love Jesus and I am very grateful that Jesus loves me. Without Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior I could have never survived all of the things this world has thrown at me. I refuse to share my entire life with you but I will share this I was not born with a silver spoon in my mouth, and I came from a dysfunctional broken family. For years I did not believe GOD was real as it appeared to me he did not care about me.

I am grateful as GOD came to me the minute I fell to my knees and I asked him to help me I am sad to share I asked GOD to come to me after a spinal cord tumor was discovered on my back, I had no options to fix this on my own. My life has never been the same since that day in 2002, GOD created a miracle and the tumor was removed and I was back to work in weeks, but I was a different person as Jesus was now living inside of me.

Like many people I thought if GOD was real he did not care about me as my life had been trial after trial, my child-hood sucked, tears and more tears. Now in my mid fifties I can share my life is not perfect but I can honestly say my life is stable and I am giving new strength, creativity and hope each day, this is something I am very grateful for.  GOD in Jesus Christ name has provided me with a stable husband and best friend and oh how wonderful of a gift this is, I love my husband so very much.

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GOD has given me the chance to start my own business while I am disabled and all of this is 100% so I will share how GOD created me and you. If you are lost just close your eyes and ask Jesus to come into your heart and make him your Lord and Savior. Ask Jesus to forgive your sins and he will and I promise you he will never ever remind you of them again, satin will but GOD will not. The bible states we are washed whiter than snow, every hair is counted on our heads and GOD knows before we do something what we will do.

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Never give up and never stay down. If you stay down you will never move from the spot you are in, if you get up things will change. Never settle! We were created to ask GOD for the best, we must ask and then we will receive if we have faith. GOD is not santa he will not give us what will be harmful to us. GOD wants his children to shine and share their light he placed inside of us. Remember you are the apple of GOD’s eye and he will never forsake you, never. Pray for everything and then trust GOD have faith that what you have asked for will happen. If it is not for your good ask GOD to not give it to you. GOD is the alpha and omega the beginning and end, he knows what gifts and talents he has blown our way and he knows how to bring them out of us. The key is sharing, and helping others, hoarding and not caring about others is not the way we were created to live. Courage is not easy as friends can be lost, jobs and more but GOD will give us the courage to do whatever is necessary for us to be healthy and happy. Trust GOD in Jesus Christ name for all things and watch him show up and show off. GOD loves to give gifts to his children but he expects us to share with the world that he did it for us. I know I can do nothing without Jesus Christ in my life, nothing. All good comes from GOD. All bad comes from Satin never forget this.

Sometimes we have to forgive a human who hurt us usually someone we loved so very much a family member who betrayed us, a friend who let us down and threw us under the bus, you get the picture. Forgiveness is for us not for them. We can forgive and pray for the person and keep them out of our life as toxic people can not stay in our life it is draining and not the way GOD wants us to live. Toxic people are miserable and think of nothing except themselves these people will die all alone and have no one to attend their funeral. How sad but again this is their choice not ours. I choose to have very few real friends in my life and to let go of all of the past dysfunctional relationships. I send prayers and blessings to each person I have set free and I am a much happier person to not have this negativity in my life.

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How do you feel about forgiveness?

Is it easier now for you as you know the poison must get out of you; anger, bitterness, resentment let go of all of this poison and enjoy the gifts and treasures GOD has given you this day. After all you will never get this day back again. LIFE IS FRAGILE AND PRECIOUS.

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

Melody

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ON DONKEY TIME ART FOR SALE


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The template below is our business logo for Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC, copyrighted.

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 Rocket Man’s photo used to make these art signs. Rocket Man is now 20 and he is a mini donkey!

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The Making Of ON DONKEY TIME ART

  1. “After surviving a semi-truck accident in 2010, select GOD Created A Miracle For Me I found myself stuck in life having to go to physical therapy for three years to recover, I am now legally physically disabled but I never gave up. I decided to make a few ON DONKEY TIME art signs for personal reasons. I felt like I was stuck in neutral in life, going way too slow and I was working on enjoying living “ON DONKEY TIME” thus this art was born.”  Seems life has a way of moving in waves sometimes things are great and sometimes things are stuck and donkeys are usually very much ON DONKEY TIME, a place of peace and quiet, sitting down and enjoying life. On Donkey Time is like Beach Time it is a state of mind. Melody Johnson, founder of Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC
  2. In 2012 I hired a local artist to use the photo above of our mini donkey Rocket Man sitting down to create these beautiful pieces of art each are hand-made and have a special coating placed on them to withstand the weather. Next the artist made me three of these art signs for myself and a few friends. When I started my business the end of 2013, officially launched on Jan 1st, 2014 I started selling these world-wide. I have shipped these beautiful hand-made art signs all over the world and it is really fun to see where Rocket Man’s art travels. I have never had anyone want their money back. These photos are not showing the details of workmanship as they are hard to photograph much more beautiful when you pull them out of the box.
  3. Hang or stand this little guy inside your home or outside on your gate or barn as they have a special coating to withstand the cold elements of the weather.  The small one hangs above my phone and reminds me to stay On Donkey Time, no matter how much stress comes my way I need to enjoy life and stay calm. Additionally I have a small one sitting on my desk. The large one is hanging on the gate as you enter the Donkey Whisperer Farm in Sequim, WA. Some customers hang these beautiful signs inside their barns and outside the barns and a few use as garden art. Many people have bought these signs for a retirement gifts and more.
  4. Christmas is coming fast if you want one of our art hand-made Metal “On Donkey Time signs” Now is the time to place your order. I can take credit cards over the phone via key-bank secure site. I do not keep your credit card on file. Select OUR STORE for sizes, weights and more.
  5. Each of these signs are hand-made and unique. You can stand or hang inside or outside treated to go outside.  Made by a local artist in Kingston, WA U.S.A.
  6. 18×12 size box 2 1b $55.00
  7. Large is 18×24 box, 4 1bs and $80.00

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HOW CAN I ORDER?

  1. Send me an e-mail at Melody@Donkeywhisperer.com with the shipping address, quantity, size and phone number for payment or you can pay via money order; Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC  P.O. Box 248, Sequim, WA 98328.
  2. Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC has a UPS store and all of these art signs are professionally packaged and shipped directly from UPS to your door, UPS sends you and me an e-mail with tracking number after you order. 
  3. I can take a credit card over the phone via my business account Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC managed by Key-bank’s secure e-commerce. You will receive an e-mail receipt of your credit card payment from KeyBank E-commerce Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC.  
  4. If damage occurs during shipping I will replace your sign or return your money, 100% guarantee.
  5. Hurry and order now before shipping costs go up before Christmas, makes a beautiful present for yourself or a loved one.

Thank you for supporting my new small business!

 

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

Melody

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Why GOD Why?

Why GOD Why?

Friends of the Donkey Whisperer Farm,

For those of you who are new to my blog I want to say thank you for reading and for those who have been following my journey in this thing called life since 2010, I really appreciate each and every one of you.

My health update:

I continue to suffer from severe nerve damage in my hips, back and feet suffer from spasms in my ribs still, back pain wakes me up every morning it is never quiet, pain sucks and is most likely not going away as last spring marked four years since the semi-truck accident. Select GOD created a miracle for me to read all about it. I no longer go to physical therapy (3 years I attended) as each day is physical therapy living on our farm. Massage therapy is a need not a want and I go once a week this helps tremendously as does our hot tub. My grandma who is ninety-four constantly says to me “You have bitten off too much again, dear Melody”, my answer is always the same; “If I do not keep moving, I fear the pain will force me to a wheel chair.”  Every day is a challenge my husband and I continue to believe that GOD in Jesus Christ name will take this pain away and one day I will indeed be pain-free. I have not been pain-free since April 12th, 2010.

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Building our farm in Sequim, WA has been amazing and most difficult, smiles and tears side-by-side

Trying to get contractors to show up and do a good job is not easy. Trusting a contractor to do the job correctly and then having to fire them when they lie or they are not competent in the work is very stressful and it costs more money. Every project we have started except a few has been beyond stressful.  Seems GOD keeps us on our knees for each and every favor and when things do not go right I am honestly going to say I have lost my peace. I try so hard to not lose my peace but when people lie and steal from us and we have a very small income coming in to create this dream it is hard to not get upset. I am very grateful to have Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior as I can not navigate this thing called life alone.

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Living In Our 29ft 5th Wheel

We have been living in our 5th wheel since June 1st, 2014. I can honestly say we do not need much in life to enjoy life but I do miss my king size bed.  :) We have two people who are serious about the house/farm for sale in Kingston, WA. Select Turn-key Equestrian Dream, Kingston, WA Soon this beautiful farm will sell and we will start to build our last home a one story home as we are in our fifties now and I must plan for arthritis to get worse as I age. I dream of the day we get to turn the key and walk into our home, I know GOD is fateful but waiting is one of the most hardest things to do when we have endured so much hardship for so long. Today marks four and half years since our life was turned upside down by the semi-truck accident and I can honestly say it has seemed like ten years.

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Marriage

I have been with my hubby Scott for almost twenty-two years now, time does fly!  I do believe that living in our twenty-nine foot fifth wheel with three dogs, hubby, and my two rescue cats is easy on the one had as cleaning the 5th wheel takes five minutes when we both go to work together. I always think the best first and work on keeping my mind on the payoff when things are tough.  I will never again complain about cleaning my house as I miss my things, I miss having a place for everything and so we wait on GOD to sell the house in Kingston, WA. Our marriage is strong, stronger than before the car accident as we never take one another for granted. This does not mean we do not disagree it simply means we do not hold a grudge and move on.  We trust GOD to sell the house in his time and for whatever reason the farm has not sold yet, soon I feel it will sell. Money, space, trust, friendship, love is all part of a good marriage along with planning dreams together. My husband Scott and I plan each and everything we can and when GOD changes our plans we say thank you Jesus even when it hurts to wait or have our plans changed. We work as a team and this is truly the key to a great marriage. My husband Scott is indeed my soul mate, my best friend first and my husband second and we are similar in many way but different in how we react to stress. I am an extrovert and he is an introvert, I think most marriages end up this way as we are attracted and need what the other has. My hubby Scott put so many fence posts in he had hernia surgery last month and this was very stressful, thank you Jesus he is recovering fast and had very little pain.

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My Life After GOD Saved Me From Death

I will never, never be the same as before the semi-truck accident not physically as I am forever physically disabled with three huge screws in my pelvis. But also emotionally and mentally. I find myself wanting things done instantly as I am fifty-four now and I lost three years of my life. I can ride a little but not very long as my ribs spasm and my lower back hurts. I still have not attempted to canter and oh how I miss cantering on my horse, we use to go for four-hour trail rides three times a week I do not know if I will ever get to go for a trail ride again. Still GOD is great as I can ride on the twenty acres, I slide the lazy suzan door around and walk my horse and Mammoth donkey up to the steps and go ride. No hauling anywhere just go ride. I have learned to enjoy every second of every day as much as possible and never to take anything or anyone who is good to me and my family two and four-legged for granted as these people are rare in our most fragile and stressed world.

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Hot Air Balloons

Flew over our farm low and scared Rio our mammoth donkey so bad he would not come out of the barn for over three hours. My horses could have run through the fence if I did not keep them calm.  Shortly after this low flying loud fire balloons with tourist taking photos of our little farm my horse Miss Lily got the hives and she has had them way to long so if you pray, pray for Miss Lily to get healthy again please. The immune system in equine is just like us people fragile and for her stress triggers hives, this is causing me stress as I am trying so hard to get her well. I sent an e-mail to the hot-air balloon company and asked them to please never fly low over our our farm again and the owner was very compliant and seemed to understand the fear the balloons caused our farm equine.

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Doggies

Our three dogs are getting old and it is hard to watch my female Jewel limp and ache so bad as I know one day I will have to bury her under the pear tree. Seems dogs do not live long enough, they are so special. All are happy and seem to not mind having to sleep on a very small bed they just want to be with me and my husband and well I think they would be ok living in the car with us. We are a family two and four-legged, our bond is so tight. Still when I leave for fifteen minutes the dogs are scared as they all have anxiety I will not return as the semi-truck accident is still on their mind. They worry I will not come home again each time I step out the door and no matter what I do they seem to not forget that life is fragile and their mom may not come home again. Animal trainers say animals live in the moment I say animals can get PTSD as my dogs have it.

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Age

My mind feels like I am in my forties but my body feels like it is one hundred most days, I can’t bend, twist, dance or spin any more. My suggestion to anyone living with any kind of disability and pain is to keep getting up. Each day is a new day, today may be the day GOD brings a break-thru and the pain and suffering may go away physical or emotional. I recently took a Facebook test on your age and my age came out to thirty-three and yet I am trapped in a fifty-four year old broken body. Arthritis in every bone that broke and lot’s broke. Neuropathy in my feet and yet GOD places a huge smile on my face each and every day as I could have died.

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New Equine On Our Farm

We finally were able to bring home Oboe and Tuba if you read my blog way back to 2010 you will see I have been trying to get them home since 2008. Again I must say never give up and trust GOD for everything he planted the dreams in your heart. Both Oboe and Tuba have no paper-work and were very much in need of training and a human to touch them and love them each and every day. We also went looking for one mini donkey companion for Rocket Man our mini that is twenty now and my hubby let me bring home two mini’s Roy and Maximus. Maximus is a huge extrovert and a huge challenge and Roy is in my pocket after just a week of loving and my training plan. Roy was very sad when we met him and needed a special human to love him. God gave us Roy he is very special! A new horse, I have a new project mare named Miss Trophy and she is a black gorgeous saddlebred mare, she is very beautiful but needs time to trust me and learn to have the social skills needed to live in a domesticated world. One day I will learn dressage with this horse as she has a long neck and can stretch her long legs out with her small chest. Miss Lily my quarter horse is a true quarter horse and is built for speed and trails, she did do pretty good in dressage but this is not what she was bred to do. Lily and Trophy are now best friends forever and my horse is herd bound to the needs of an emotional horse crying for her. Still I am riding Miss Lily and she is doing much better at the short separation times. Both get exercise for a half hour or so that I go for a ride. Miss Lily lived with Rio and Rocket Man for seven years before we moved to our new farm in Sequim, WA.  Now Rio lives with Oboe and Tuba and Lily must not only protect herself but Miss Trophy.

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2014 GOD Opened Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC

A world-wide virtual custom coaching, consulting and training of owners of horses, mules and donkeys. I teach people all over the world from my computer using Skype, videos and more. I have been able to travel to France, Norway and all over the USA without leaving my living room. When our home is completed I will have classes here on the farm with students from all over the world I am so excited to see this fruit GOD planted in my mind appear. In Feb of 2014 I traveled by myself to Florida from Washington with back and hip pain and received my certification for Parelli’s Horseanlity/Humanality course a huge achievement as traveling and sitting for long periods of time is most difficult for me. It was a huge investment for my business and personal growth. As understanding my personality, my families and students is vital to my success. If you get a chance to take this class I highly recommend it and if you can’t afford it please hire me  Select Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC our store.  I pay Key-bank a fee to manage world-wide credit cards for my world-wide students.

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

Melody

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I See Donkeys and Horses

I See Donkeys and Horses

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Rio the mammoth donkey and Melody bitless riding

Rio the mammoth donkey and Melody bitless riding

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

Melody

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A Dying Father Leaves the Most Inspirational Message for His Baby Girl

A Dying Father Leaves the Most Inspirational Message for His Baby Girl

Originally posted on Kindness Blog:

This young, terminally ill, father wanted to leave behind a beautiful and inspirational message for his daughter.

Grab your tissues for this one.


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Living On Our New Farm In A Fifth Wheel, Summer of 2014

Living On Our New Farm In A Fifth Wheel, Summer of 2014

Well this is the scoop; Me and my hubby Scott (my best friend of twenty-two years) have been living in our 29 foot 5th wheel since June 1st, 2014 and life on the new farm is beyond wonderful, GOD is amazing! We are praying for the new owners to purchase our home and farm of thirteen years in Kingston, WA so we can build our last home as we are in our fifties now. Life on the twenty acre farm in Sequim, Washington is wonderful beyond my wildest dreams Jesus has provided us with the perfect place to set up our home, farm and business.

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Every day I see sunshine here, ok one day we had rain since July 1st, 2014. Every day I see the mountains, stars, sunrise, sunset and sometimes a little bit of fog from the Dungeness Spit. We live close enough to the Dungeness river to go fishing and hopefully we will get to go this fall I cant wait to fish again as it has been way too long. The semi-truck accident changed everything and now I am strong enough to give it a try again. The first time I went steel head fishing I caught a nice size fish around twelve pounds and well this was the last time a very long time ago in the earl 90’s.

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Our three mini donkeys are so much fun and they love the new farm and play tug each night when it cools down with their orange mini traffic cone and jolly ball. So much fun to watch them play tag too. Rio is enjoying grooming Tuba and he plays rough with Oboe so all is good here now as he had a hard time missing little Rocket Man. He still stands and watches him every now and a then just to be sure he is safe and happy as they are divided by the hot wire.

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My mare Miss Lily is so happy to have Miss Trophy our new black saddlebred they are always together and literally walk the same and dance the same. When one trots so does the other and they lay down and sleep together. Lily is Trophy’s new mentor and leader and she thinks we got Trophy just for her, to funny as we did. “Horses really want to live with a horse, donkeys want to live with a donkey and a mule well they can live with either and be very happy depending on the sex, age, size etc., common sense.”

I am so grateful to have my new MD barn as I can no longer lift heavy things due to the screws in my pelvis. I can swing the lazy susan door around and put my ausie saddle on Rio and Lily and go for a ride on the farm. No more hard work to get to ride. GOD is amazing! I remember going to physical therapy and wearing my ariat riding gloves to lift weights thinking one day I will ride again. Well GOD never ever lies, I get to ride again and one day I will go for a trail ride again and perhaps canter again. My back and core muscles still fight me every single day. Pain is always in my body but I have learned how to manage it one day at a time. If you have pain, pray to Jesus and NEVER GIVE UP!

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We continue to pray for GOD to give us favor and sell our home in Kingston, WA on five acres to the right family. A Family who will love the home/farm as much as we did and care for my flower gardens. God has a plan and now we must wait. Seems waiting is the hardest part but it is not too hard as every day is a beautiful day living on the new farm in Sequim, WA. I am very busy training five new equine, working with my virtual students and this winter I will finish my book, the book is a surprise (educational and humor) I promise to share after it is ready for sale 2015.  Please support my new business Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC as I enjoy educating and sharing information to make life wonderful for all the donkeys, horses and mules in our most fragile world.

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

Melody

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