"Horses Dream Of Being Trained The Way A Donkey Demands To Be Trained" Melody Johnson

“Horses Dream Of Being Trained The Way A Donkey Demands To Be Trained” Melody Johnson, Trainer Featured

Melody Johnson is a world-wide trainer, she teaches the owner how to train, care and keep the horse, donkey and mule living in balance with the owner. Most importantly she teaches the owner how to read the body language of the donkey, mule or horse. 

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We teach worldwide via VIDEO ON DEMAND the owner of a donkey to train their own donkey. Select Training the donkey.


Select Our Store to order. Our store is stocked we ship same day. Order any custom fit halter at info@donkeywhisperer.com. We will send you the measurements and if you wish to ship out of the U.S.A. the price. Our halters fit a Donkey not a Horse. Lifetime warranty with free shipping in the U.S.A.


  • Naughty
  • Fearful
  • Bitting
  • Dragging the owner around
  • Will not come to the owner
  • Slamming the head into the owner
  • Will not stand for the vet or trimmer
  • Kicking (this can be dangerous)



Melody trains the owner how to train using resistant free humane training. No abuse ever. 

Please remember the equine did not choose you, you chose the equine. Seek professional help and start enjoying your farm.  Melody trains the owner to train. She teaches the owner to train themselves prevents donkeys, mules and horses from being sold to another home, auction or worse slaughter. 

“Horses Dream Of Being Trained The Way A Donkey Demands To Be Trained.”

Leadership with no abuse is what she teaches the owner.

Keeping equine healthy in domestication takes having a plan. Timing, training tools, matching the energy, behavioral modification for both the owner and the equine are just a few of her resources.

Melody enjoys sharing her passion of living on the farm with donkeys and horses she loves mules too.

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

Melody Johnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC




Hay, Hay, Hay – We will have hay for sale soon!

Dear Friends of the Donkey Whisperer Farm,

Last year we completed our home. Yeah! This year my goal is to complete our Video On Demand, E-Training series DONKEY 102. If you have not taken Donkey 101 we highly recommend you take this course as it is a prerequisite to Donkey 102. Select E-TRAINING DONKEY 101 VIDEO ON DEMAND.

Select OUR STORE  to order your soft yacht rope halter, lead line, BRASS SCREW ON SNAP and Donkey 101. Our measurements will fit any mini or standard size donkey age 4 months to full-grown. All other equine require you to measure the head. We are now making custom fitting soft yacht rope halters with matching lead lines for all equine, donkey, mule and horses.

We provide the template and measurement tool after your order is placed. We ship for FREE in the U.S.A. and we ship worldwide. We just shipped a large order to Norway. We are now selling riding reins and Long Lead lines up to 22 feet with a brass screw on snap.


For those of you who have been following my blog you know how much I love to garden. We are excited to share the Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC is moving into full hay production. Just like last year if you come on the day we bale the hay is $8.00 per bale. Bring help as you pick off the field and load in your truck. If you wait until we pick up the hay and get under cover the cost is $10.00 per bale. This is nice local alfalfa, orchard mix hay, 2 strands 70 pound bales.

E-mail us at INFO@DONKEYWHISPERER.COM to get on our mailing list.

Next year we hope to seed begin growing premium organic weed free Orchard hay testing below 10% sugar on our little farm in Sequim, WA.


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


Scott & Melody Johnson



Donkey Basketball Is Wrong – Why Do People Laugh?

Why Do People Find The Need To Laugh At The Donkey?

I am a world-wide virtual trainer to the owner of donkeys. This is what I do for a living help the owner (human) learn how to train the donkey anyplace in the world from the comfort of their home. Here on the Donkey Whisperer Farm we have one Mammoth donkey, two standard donkeys, three mini donkeys and two horses. Did you know I can ride my Mammoth donkey Rio Johnson, 16’2 with no bit, no spurs? Rio is like a big dog!

I am the voice for the most humble and smartest equine the donkey.  God created the donkey to be smart and humble, not stubborn. People who abuse the donkey make the donkey stubborn out of self-preservation.

Donkeys never forget a thing.  Trying to fix abuse of;

Riding in the wrong position

Weighing too much for the donkey to carry

Dragging the donkey by the face when the donkey is smart enough to walk next to the human when not scared to death

Withholding food and water before a game

Making the donkey buck, fall down and learning to kick out at the human is very difficult to repair.  Trust is easy to destroy and in some cases can never be earned again with a donkey.

Why? Donkeys are smart. Donkeys think all of the time unlike the prey equine the horse.

The Donkey Is Laughed At For Being A Donkey!

Seriously, people drive past our farm and he-haw and laugh at our donkeys all of the time. I really have no understanding of why people are so seriously biased against one of the most humble sweet animals GOD created?

I wonder when you watch this donkey basketball game does it look like the Donkeys are enjoying themselves?

Most Donkey Basketball events are for fundraising at public schools. I find it hard to believe that with all the bullying going on today via social media and in person a school would want students to mis-treat the humble donkey. I guess bullying is funny as long as it is against the most humble donkey.

Advocates of Donkeybasketball;

  1.  The donkey is well fed, so much better than most donkeys in our world! Really?

2.   The donkey is not going to slaughter. Well after the donkey basketball company is done they will not be able to adjust to social skills needed in our world. No doubt  slaughter is next.

3.  The donkey has vet, dental and hoof care on a regular basis, shelter and food.


Diet is outstanding, what more could a donkey ask for?

As the voice of the donkey I can clearly tell you what the donkey would ask for:

  1. Treat me with respect and dignity, do not let people pull on my face and have me in a loud noise situation, I do not like chaos
  2. Weight limits apply to donkeys as they do horses
  3. Ride us in the correct place not on the neck, rear etc, the same as a horse
  4. When we are kicking and running away it means we are not having fun!
  5. When we lay down we are scared to death or we will not move our feet. This does not mean we are stubborn.




Source Select The Dark Side Of Donkey Basketball


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

Melody Johnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC






Thinking Of Donkeys as Donkeys Come In Two’s

Do you ever find yourself thinking about donkeys? We have had donkeys in our life for eleven years now and well it’s hard to remember life without a horse and a couple of donkeys, they are indeed part of our family.  

Why Donkeys? Perhaps GOD understood before I did the importance of donkeys in our life as our donkeys are part of our family now.  I have always been a human that likes to learn, digs for information, steps out of the box to try new things and I am naturally creative.   Thank you Jesus!  The human brain is indeed one of the most important organs GOD gave us.

We are proud to make and sell the best quality and fit donkey rope halters. Each donkey halter is made in the U.S.A. Donkey soft yacht rope halter, lead lines with a brass snap, leather end. Check us out at our store Select Our Store.  

Our Mini and Standard size rope halter will fit from age 4 months to full-grown.

Custom/special orders 

You will order the halter and let us know you want to measure the head. We will build you a perfect fitting donkey halter made to last a lifetime.

Please send questions to our e-mail at info@donkeywhisperer.com we are happy to help you.


Why are donkeys so special?   Donkeys have a cross on their back, this is special.

Well they are usually not always but usually more relaxed than the horse and well kinda like a black lab they just want to be loved on, they want to eat, they want to snuggle with their human.  The donkey loves to play tug with their four-legged donkey buddy.  Donkeys love to jump up and grab the neck of their donkey buddy.  Donkeys are donkeys!

Donkeys never forget anything they must be treated with a fair and respectful plan. Never abuse your donkey. Rehabilitation of an abused donkey can takes many, many years and some of these donkeys can become violent towards people they associate with the past abuse. I.e., a smell, man or woman (former abuser), truck, sounds, cigerette. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is real in animals just like people. Donkeys can see in color.

What Do Donkeys Need To Stay Healthy?

1. Clean water fresh water, diet, low sugar and low protein  hay  Never feed donkeys alfalfa hay ever. Hay must be tested to come in no higher than 10% Sugar to keep the exotic desert equine healthy. Exercise is key. 

2. TamingDonkeys need their hooves picked out daily and their feet trimmed at least every 7 weeks

3.  Donkeys need the vet to come and see them at least once a year

4.  Donkeys need their teeth checked at least once a year

5.  Donkeys need us humans to check for sores, lice, or a limp – Watch your donkey learn how they move so you can catch problems quickly

6.  Donkeys need clean fresh water every day and in the winter warm water, Donkeys need lose salt in a dry place. A salt lick will do but will not be as effective to prevent colic.

7. Donkeys need their human to be on time with meals – My donkeys hardly ever bray as they can depend on us to bring their meals, they do not need to remind us ever

8. It is a myth to believe all donkeys bray all day long they don’t bray unless they are calling out to a donkey or they are upset about meals or something else like a predator coming into their pasture. Jacks bray more. Very few jacks (stallion horse world) are worthy of reproduction. Owning a Jack is not for the beginner donkey owner or even the novice. Owning a Jack takes having people to help you manage your farm correctly it is not for the beginner.

9. Donkeys do not enjoy a bath, donkeys seem to not enjoy water even on the most warmest weather.  Our donkeys get one bath a year and I hand wash their face just like my horse, never spray a donkey with a hose in the face

10.  Donkeys ears can be broken and not stand up so be careful when touching them

11.  Donkeys can grow lot’s of thick donkey fur for the winter


Rio our Mammoth donkey age 9 months with my hubby Scott.

12.  Donkeys are looking for a great human leader who will take the time it takes, donkeys are visual learners

13. Donkeys can hear things way sooner than the horse

14. Pick up the poop every day and compost. Do not drag across your pasture until the poop has composted and killed parasites for at least one year.

15. Last but final tip about donkeys; never ever drill a donkey, less is more and remember Donkeys never forget anything – Be careful what and how you train your donkey 🙂 SELECT E-TRAINING DONKEY 101 VIDEO ON DEMAND. 

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

Rio our MAMMOTH DONKEY stands 16’2 hands tall with Melody.





God Has A Better Plan

2017 – 2018 Winter has been a challenge.

The Donkey Whisperer Farm is coming back to life. We have experienced more wet and grey days with far less sunshine.  Hope is near as little signs of spring begin to emerge on our beautiful farm. This has been a long, long winter. My body does not like the cold and damp.  A big thank you to Jesus Christ as his timing was perfect. We were able to get moved into our home before winter arrived. Our farm is growing and bursting with life again all the snow and rain will produce more hay.

Isaiah 40:31 but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

Select Check The Weather On The Donkey Whisperer Farm, Sequim, WA.





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

Melody & Scott Johnson


Donkey Halters Made To Fit Your Donkey Not A HORSE and E-TRAINING

Donkey Halters made to fit the donkey not the horse!

The Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC sells Donkey soft yacht rope halters made to fit a donkey not a horse. If you are looking for the perfect fitting halter with a matching lead line and a brass screw on snap we have it. The brass screw on snap is used for training and makes it easy to add a longer or shorter lead line. Our lead lines come in 6ft, 9ft and 12ft.

Mini donkey soft yacht rope halter comes with a 6ft lead line, brass screw on snap, leather end.

Standard donkey rope halter 9ft lead line, brass screw on snap, leather end.

Mammoth donkey soft yacht rope halter 12ft lead line, brass screw on snap, leather end.

Our donkey head measurements fit from age four-months to full-grown for the Mini and Standard size donkey. If you want to custom measure order a special order halter/lead line and we will send the template to measure after you place your order.

We are excited to share the Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC is proudly selling riding reins now too. Our store will be updated shortly. All the colors we offer in rope halters are here. 🙂 We ship world-wide.

If you want us to make a halter for your horse, mule, zonk, we can do it! Send us an e-mail INFO@DONKEYWHISPERER.COM and we will get your order processed. This requires you to measure the head and send us back your measurements. We will teach you how to measure and our contractor will build the soft yacht rope halter in the U.S.A. 


SELECTDONKEY HALTER OUR STORE. Yacht rope will never mold. Dirty? Wash in a bucket of warm soapy water and let dry. Please never leave any halter on your donkey, horse or mule while not in attendance to avoid self-mutilation or death. FREE SHIPPING IN THE U.S.A. Proudly made in the U.S.A. Lifetime Warranty. We ship worldwide!

Our Mini and Standard DONKEY soft yacht rope halters will fit from age 4 months to full-grown as they are adjustable. Mammoth donkey, mules and horses require you to measure the head for a perfect fit. We are excited to offer this special custom order.


Custom fitted hand-made halters are available for your Mammoth donkey, Mule, Zonk, pony and Horse. We will send you the template and instructions to measure the head after you place your order.


Donkey 101 E-TRAINING Video ON DEMAND is available for sale now. Take Melody Johnson, Donkey trainer to the farm with you via your smart phone or any smart device. Watch our training program in your home on your computer

Introducing Donkey 101 Online Training Video Course!


Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC is proud to announce Donkey 101 Online Training Video Course, the first in a series of online training courses by Trainer Melody Johnson.

Donkey 101 teaches the fundamentals of resistance-free, natural training for you and your donkey. We offer a holistic training approach that includes insight and guidance into donkey psychology, emotion and behavior. Donkey 101 focuses on unique and proven techniques that train you, the owner, to train your donkey so you and your donkey enjoy a balanced, positive and rewarding relationship.

Donkey 101 includes 19 instructional videos and a PDF addressing the topics below. You own lifetime access to your videos!


A Small Training Area
Training Tools
On Donkey Time
Building Trust
Three Second Rule
Personal Space
Your Donkey Catches You
Walk-On and Whoa
You are the Leader!
How to Ground Tie
Going in and out of Stalls
Introverts and Extroverts
Backing up
Teaching “Over”
Walk-On, Whoa and Back Up
Donkeys are not Stubborn!
Going in and out of Gates
Taking Your Donkey for a Walk

We recommend each Course participant purchase a Donkey Whisperer Farm Rope Halter. Our rope halters are designed specifically for training donkeys, not horses or mules! Our rope halters are made in the USA with high quality yacht rope and have a Visit our Online Store to purchase your rope halter and the Donkey 101 Online Training Video Course.

Once purchased, each participant will receive a Welcome E-mail within 24 hours of your purchase. The e-mail will include a link to the Donkey 101 PDF and a link to the password protected Donkey 101 Online Training Video Series. You own lifetime access to your video 101 Online Training Course. Please add info@donkeywhisperer.com to your address book to ensure your Welcome E-mail does not go to spam.

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

Melody & Scott Johnson


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