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We Are Living Art, Created To Hang On, Stand Up and Encourage Others – Maya Angelou

We Are Living Art, Created To Hang On, Stand Up and Encourage Others – Maya Angelou

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome,

I have loved animals since I was a small child, got the fever for horses at the tender age of five. I fell deeply in love with donkeys and mules In my late forties. My love for donkeys, and mules forced me to learn as much as possible for them. 

 

“Donkeys are not horses with long ears.” Melody Johnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC

 

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“I quickly found a huge gap in education, health and training for these majestic equine, the under dog of the equine world a donkey.”

Why? Donkeys and mules do not bring in large amounts of money like race horses, cutting, dressage.

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Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC opened for business on January, 1st, 2014

Select Virtual Coach, Trainer and Consultant for more details.  Select Donkey Whisperer Farm website  to learn more about my virtual training buisness, I have successfully helped over 55 people for free in the past three years. Select client testimonials to understand how I can help you from your home anywhere in the world without you having to leave the comfort of your home or haul your equine.

Are you ready to work with me?

Send me an e-mail at Melody@Donkeywhisperer.com 

Donkeys are unique they deserve to be treated with dignity, respect and natural training techniques, no bit, no spurs no abuse. 

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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, Donkeys are always on donkey time. Slow way down when working with a donkey or mule, sit down and wait for them to come to you.

Melody teaching Rio steering using no bit or spurs

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I have been a student of the Parelli home study program since 2007 right after purchasing my horse (a young filly at twenty months not trained), a nine month old baby mammoth donkey (not trained) and a mini donkey at the age of thirteen. 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.

After three short lessons with the Parelli carrot stick Rio now has steering – No bit, no spurs

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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, three mini donkey, two rescue standard donkeys, two horses, three dogs and two cats.  Our new farm in Sequim, Washington has twenty acres, two horses, two mini donkeys, two standard donkeys and one Mammoth donkey. 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, life is truly 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, horses and mules 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 the driver of the vehicle I was in ran a stop sign, 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.  

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, they help us humans be grateful for everything in our life and live in the moment. LILRUNNING2012AGE7

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“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.”

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

Melody

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

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Win A Free Book “Flash The Donkey”


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CONTEST enter to win a Free Book “FLASH THE HOMELESS DONKEY” Please re-blog!

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Originally posted on Donkey Whisperer Farm Blog:

WIN A FREE BOOK “Flash The Homeless Donkey”

Contest Rules

1. Leave a comment on this post or select Like.

The winners (2 free books) will be notified on May 17th, 2015. The winner will receive a free book from Rachel Anne Ridge, author and writer.

Donkeys are healers, GOD is amazing he uses everything he can to help us in this most difficult time we all live in. GOD even uses a homeless donkey!

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Thrush Is a Four-Letter Word


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Note I do not use Clorox bleach I use Betadine :)Cleaning out the hooves each and every day is your best prevention.

If you do not know how to train your donkey, horse or mule to pick up the hooves I can teach you virtually via Skype, my videos, your videos and my written homework assignments.

Select Melody picking out Rio the Mammoth Donkeys hooves while his ground tied.

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Need Help training (learning to be a leader that is fair an not abusive) providing a healthy diet for your horse, mule or donkey? 

Select http://www.donkeywhisperer.com to see how virtual coaching, consulting and training works via Skype, my homework, your videos, and mine.

Melody

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Originally posted on Old Boots & Blue Jeans:

My fellow horse enthusiasts probably cringed a bit at the title of this post. For those of you who are wondering why horse people hate small birds, here is a little explanation:

Thrush (the medical condition) is a fairly prevalent hoof problem caused by anaerobic bacteria. On the bottom of a horse’s hoof is the frog, a soft, v-shaped structure. Bacteria, most commonly Fusobacterium necrophorum, make their home in the crevices surrounding the frog and go to town. (For my fellow science junkies, those grooves are known as the medial and lateral sulci. Drop that at the breakfast table.) Just as the name “necrophorumimplies, these bacteria cause tissue death. Compacted dirt and poop stuck in the horse’s hooves provide the perfect oxygen-free environment for the bacteria to start eating healthy hoof tissue. If detected early (your nose will definitely tell you), this condition is fairly easy…

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Donkey In Need Of A Forever Home


Donkeys in need WA – Please re-blog and save a life!

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Jitterbug – Bay Donkey Mare – $250

This little jenny is the cutest most fluffy little creature I have ever seen. She is such a doll and is super friendly. I don‘t have an age on her but she is still trying to nurse. She is beyond adorable and will be a wonderful addition for anyone.

Deadline: 4/23/15
Location: Sunnyside, WA
Contact: Sabrina 206-250-5115 @ 8am-9pm

More Information: http://auctionhorses.net/…/15…/jitterbug-bay-donkey-mare-250

All descriptions of the horses are done as a courtesy and to the best of our ability, but we cannot guarantee the accuracy of any description as we are not horse professionals. Auction Horses does not allow fundraising on any of our pages. If someone is asking you to donate to one of the AuctionHorse listed horses they are doing so in blatant violation of our policies and without any approval or authorization from Auction horses. When bringing home a new equine it is always wise to practice quarantine procedures. Horses coming from an auction or kill pen environment present a higher than average likelihood of having been exposed to disease or virus. It is highly recommended that all horses purchased be subject to a 30 day quarantine prior to being introduced to healthy equines.

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Attention 4-H kids wanting miniature donkeys (Snohomish/Monroe)

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We have several super nice miniature donkey jennies looking for forever 4-H homes. They are exposed to LH Windchester 73. There is no guarantee that they are bred. We will inspect homes wanting to take them on as a 4-H project. And they will be sold on a contract to be used in 4-H.
  • do NOT contact me with unsolicited services or offers

 

Donkeys In Need USA

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 NEED HELP TRAINING YOUR DONKEY?

Select http://www.donkeywhisperer.com to see how virtual coaching, consulting and training works via Skype, my homework, your videos, and mine.

Melody

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Win A Free Book “Flash The Donkey”


WIN A FREE BOOK “Flash The Homeless Donkey”

Contest Rules

1. Leave a comment on this post or select Like.

The winners (2 free books) will be notified on May 17th, 2015. The winner will receive a free book from Rachel Anne Ridge, author and writer.

Donkeys are healers, GOD is amazing he uses everything he can to help us in this most difficult time we all live in. GOD even uses a homeless donkey!

Select https://www.facebook.com/FlashTheDonkey

 

 

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Happy 10th Birthday Miss Lily


Friends of the Donkey Whisperer Farm,

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Wow I find it so hard to believe that today my horse Miss Lily a double registered quarter horse and Palomino is ten years old. Here is a look into the life of one amazing horse. I call Miss Lily Mr. Ed’s wife (the talking horse) as she is this smart. :)

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The day we bought Miss Lily at the farm she was born on in Poulsbo, WA. Let the games begin!

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Last fall on the farm running free on 10 acres for a few hours

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For those of you who love horses, donkeys and mules to you I write this. “Nothing is better than the love I have for my horses and donkeys. They are angels from GOD sent to me, to make me stronger, a better person, a better wife, mother, and a better teacher.”

This mare, Miss Lily has been living with me since she was twenty months old. She captured my heart the very first time I met her. I love this horse dearly and believe me she is never for sale ever. Along with all of my six donkeys and Miss Trophy my new project horse as they are in their forever homes.

The love of any animal for a human is special. Domesticated animals depend on their owner to provide all of their every day needs, picking up poop, feeding, clean water, shots as needed, dental care, hoof care and most of all love and patience as their way is not always ours but they are truly the window a mirror to our inner self. To get the opportunity to train your own horse, mule or donkey will change you life in every way. Confidence is a big deal in this world, goals are important, working with a 1000 pound equine will forever change your life. Never forget if you get the chance to grab a dream go get it as life is fragile and precious.

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

Melody

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Donkeys Living In The Pacific Northwest – Rain, Sores and Self Mutilation


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Spring can bring sores, treat fast and avoid a big vet bill. If this treatment does not work; please ask your vet to run tests to see what kind of skin infection you donkey has.

Originally posted on Donkey Whisperer Farm Blog:

Howdy,

Last spring after record amounts of rain in the Pacific Northwest our little mini donkey “Rocket Man” came up with a huge open sore on his little donkey boy face.  “Our equine are talked to and touched visually checked at least once a day” the big sore on his face came on fast within twelve hours.   It was a huge sore and left me perplexed but luckily the home remedy was an easy fix just took some doctoring for about a week and then his donkey fur started growing again.  Please make sure to check your horse, donkey or mule at least once a day to keep them in optimum health.

Donkeys seem to have more of a problem with this I think due to their ability to grow enough fur to live in Alaska during the winter

I have seen these open sores on the…

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Help For A Friend In Need – Please Wear Your Helmet


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Select GOFUNDME Melisa’s Helmet Crusade.

One minute you are riding and the next minute you are on the ground. I have been bucked off way too many times in my life, I have seen people bucked off from horses who are bomb proof. Yeh right! All horses under fear can go into self-preservation and buck, rear or turn on a time and guess what we riders even the best riders can hit the ground. Our brain is the most important organ we have, thus why I wear my helmet. Next time I ride I am wearing a rib protector too as my ribs have been broken by the semi-truck and are way to weak to withstand any kind of fall again.

Will I stop riding as an accident can occur?

Never, I love riding but I am aware any form of riding or working with horses, donkeys and mules is dangerous and I must be careful at all times. Yes, I am an instructor worldwide and still I will wear my helmet every time I ride.

Do you wear a helmet?

Would love to hear the reason why you do or don’t. I do not judge anyone, it’s your body, your life.  I never wore a helmet as a kid, but we did not use seat belts back in the 70’s either. Much has changed and my health is very important to me. I pray this brave story helps save another person from death or permanent brain injury.

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

Melody

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

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