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Rio’s First Ride Outside The Arena

Rio’s First Ride Outside The Arena

Friends of the Donkey Whisperer Farm,

Rio our mammoth donkey turned seven years old this summer, he is 16’2 at the withers not the ears.  Rio is an adult full-grown mammoth donkey now we must remember the bigger the equine the longer it takes to be full-grown.  Rio was full-grown at six years old. Select what age is my equine full-grown.

I am always looking for ways to set my equine up for success so naturally when I rode Rio out of the arena for the first time I guided him to his most favorite bush so he could eat a few huckleberries. We have been going to this bush since he was a year old.  As murphy’s law would be a neighbor drove by really fast on his new A.T.V. Rio did not move a hair, I said whoa and he stood still.  I am so proud of him as he is going to be an amazing trail donkey, carrying the most important person in my life my husband Scott and a few friends.

I think Rio was really surprised that he could carry me to the bush and then when I was done I guided him up the hill on our five acre farm to the horse trailer.  I removed his tac and gave him a carrot, we were both proud and happy, truly a wonderful day!

Rio is one here, a few weeks after we brought him home

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Please remember to always end your training sessions with lot’s of rubbing, kisses and brushing as all equine when tamed enjoy to be loved on just like us humans.

Did you learn anything from this post today?

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

Melody

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Posted by on October 10, 2013 in 2013, animals, donkey, training

 

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What Time Is It? It’s Donkey Time

What Time Is It? It’s Donkey Time

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

Melody

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Posted by on September 10, 2013 in 2013, animals, donkey

 

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Whats Special About Donkeys?


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Originally posted on Donkey Whisperer Farm Blog:

Howdy,

Donkeys have really long ears built for hearing the predator as they evolved in the desert.  Mammoth donkeys have big lips perfect for a little bite of a carrot every once in a while with no worries to nip their human partner fingers. Donkeys love to be loved on, talked to, and just basically be your friend any time day or night. 

Donkeys open up fast when they trust their human partner completely this takes time and effort on the humans part as so many donkeys have seen the wrong side of a human or just not seen the human.  So many donkeys are just thrown in a pasture and never given the time and effort they need please don’t do this to your donkey as they are special.  Donkeys work best with the human partner who respects them and understands they are not A to B equine they need…

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Need A Mammoth Donkey Hug?


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Please feel free to send a Mammoth donkey hug to a friend in need. Share these photos and re-blog as everyone needs a mammoth hug!

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

Melody

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Posted by on August 24, 2013 in 2013, animals, donkey

 

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Happy 7th Birthday Rio – Aug 10th


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

Melody

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Spa Day On The Farm


Friends of the Donkey Whisperer Farm

When starting out for the first bath with any horse or donkey it is best to have a plan.  I like to take my time let them try to smell the water and if possible have warm water.  If it is not a day in the 80’s I do not give a bath as it is not good for the equine in my most humble opinion.  I highly recommend not trying to give any equine a bath until you have tamed them and established basic boundaries and social order such as leading, standing, sending into the barn and turning to face you to remove the halter.  Picking up feet all of this must be done before attempting a bath.  Make sure you have your donkeys trust and established leadership before adding spa day to the equine as if they do not trust you and you are not a clear leader this can turn out to be dangerous.

Donkeys do not like water on them and they get nervous so it is best to have one carrot cut up into bite size pieces and give a bite after starting to wet them down. We tie the donkeys to the horse trailer to keep them from struggling.  I never get water in their face as my horse and donkeys do not like this I wash their face by hand with a clean wash cloth.  Remember to go really slow start out wetting down their knees and then work your way up the body careful to not get any water in their eyes and face.

If you make this an enjoyable experience they will look forward to it at least my horse does anyway.  The donkeys not so much they just like to be dirty and do not care for spa day.  We try to give one spa day a year just to get some of the grime off them.

Here are a few photos my husband took after we finished washing them.  My husband does most of the labor I am the carrot feeder, and massage lady.  I keep them calm. Enjoy!

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

Melody

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Posted by on July 20, 2013 in 2013, donkey, horse

 

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