We are all about donkeys

Donkey Whisperer Farm ® is all about donkeys! We celebrate, educate and promote these magnificent and intelligent beings. We are dedicated to building public awareness about equine personality, behavior and are deeply invested in educating and empowering you with safe, holistic, resistance-free training methods that foster a strong bond between you and your equine. Select Our Store 

The Donkey Whisperer Farm ® is changing donkeys lives one human at a time.

“Bringing Your Donkey Home” Is Now Available For FREE!

Bringing Your donkey home is the most important video. Why? This video helps the owner or caretaker set the farm up for the success and for health. The Donkey Whisperer Farm ® trains the owner or caretaker to train the donkey. Training donkeys is serious business. Training donkeys is not the same as training horses. Donkeys evolved from the desert. Donkeys can think, plan and before you know it the donkey has trained the human to do exactly what the donkey wants to do.

Donkeys who cannot get their hooves trimmed, come when called, drag the human on the lead line, live a grim life.  These donkeys are sold, re-sold and at high risk for meat buyer sales. All domesticated donkeys need to have social skills. All donkeys can be trained using resistance free methods, no pain. Learn how to Stay On Donkey Time ®, never drill, be fair. Most importantly learn how to do quality exercises with your donkey, short no more than twenty minutes. Return the next day to see what your donkey has learned. Donkeys have photographic memories.


  1. Have a Plan
  2. Donkey Meets Human
  3. Pasture
  4. Pair Them Up
  5. Touching Donkey
  6. Environment
  7. Biosecurity
  8. Shelter
  9. Gates and Locks
  10. Diet
  11. Manure
  12. Training
  13. Toys
  14. Vet & Farrier it’s a Team
  15. Emergency Preparedness



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

Melody Johnson is a world-wide trainer, she teaches the owner or caretaker how to train, feed, care and keep the donkey(s) living in peace and harmony on the farm.  Most importantly she teaches the owner how to read the body language of the donkey, mule or horse. How to become a fair leader every time the owner steps into the donkeys world.

Donkeys study humans quickly, soon the donkey has the human trained exactly what the donkey want to do or does not want to do. Learn donkey behavior, personality, stress, relaxation and how to stay safe. The donkey has peripheral vision, the donkey can kick like a cow and hit the target.

Looking for training?

We teach worldwide via Video On Demand, we train the owner or caretaker how to train, feed and care for the desert equine the donkey.  Miniature, Standard/Burro or Mammoth donkeys. Select Training the donkey.  Take Melody Johnson to the farm with you using any smart phone or smart device.


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.”

Keeping equine healthy in domestication takes having a plan. Learn pressure and release, timing the three second rule. Learn how to use our powerful training tools i.e, donkey soft yacht rope halter/lead line, stick and string. Match the energy, stop before the donkey stops. This training is behavioral modification for both the owner and the donkey. Your safety is number one.

Read what past students have to say Select testimonials. 





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

Melody Johnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC




Donkeys Are Smart Not Stubborn – Learn Donkey Behavior

We are all about donkeys

Donkey Whisperer Farm ® is all about donkeys! We celebrate, educate and promote these magnificent and intelligent beings. We are dedicated to building public awareness about equine personality, behavior and are deeply invested in educating and empowering you with safe, holistic, resistance-free training methods that foster a strong bond between you and your equine.

We are proud to announce we sell quality soft yacht rope halters, brass screw on snap with a leather end to fit a donkey not a horse. Build a halter for any equine, horse, donkey or mule, we teach you how to measure the head after your payment is received. Our donkey halters are made in the U.S.A with yacht rope to never mold or frail. Our donkey halter measurements will fit any mini or standard size donkey from age 4 months to full-grown.


“Donkeys are not horses with long ears, donkeys are deep thinkers” Melody Johnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm ®.


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I teach the owner or caretaker how to train the donkey using resistance free methods. No pain.  Are you ready to learn how to unlock the mind of your donkey? Please remember your donkey is smart he or she is waiting for you to learn how to lead and be a fair leader 100% of the time. Donkeys love and bond for life. Donkeys can live up to 50 years.

Donkeys are not like the horse in any way. Donkeys will never forget what they learned good or bad. Donkeys do not need a tune up to learn how to do something from the human they trust as a fair leader. The key is learning how to lead and not force.

Bringing home the trained donkey:

This donkey will pretend to know nothing. You must learn how to train your donkey to follow you as a fair leader. Earn the trust of your donkey. Never betray a donkey.

Donkeys look at a human and think;

  1. Treat dispenser
  2. Abuser
  3. Fair Leader

Which one are you?

I am married to my best friend and husband Scott of twenty-seven years, I am forever grateful to him for helping me keep my dream of farm living in the midst of trauma.  I am a survivor of a life-threatening car accident. We share our life with one Mammoth donkey, three mini donkey, two rescue standard donkeys, two horses, three dogs and one kitty.  

Donkeys, horses and mules are healing for humans they help us step out of our personal journey in life.  To know a donkey will forever change the human who wants to learn and love again. Many people call themselves horse trainers. A donkey trainer is at the top of the equine training game.  “Horses Dream Of Being Trained The Way A Donkey Demands To Be Trained” Melody Johnson. Donkeys are always On Donkey Time ®.

God in Jesus Christ name is amazing! 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. I am the survivor a a life threatening car accident. I am physically disabled. GOD is amazing! 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. 


“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. Melody Johnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm ®.  Stay On Donkey Time ®.

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

Melody Johnson



Donkey Whisperer Farm ® Blog

Setting the Record Straight on Winter Laminitis

Dr. K's Horse Sense

Since I started writing about winter laminitis several years ago the topic has appeared with increasing frequency in other places.  Spreading the word is always good but several things have been transformed in translation.

Cortisol as a cause.  While it’s true cortisol levels may be somewhat higher with cold stress, they are with heat stress too and we don’t recognize a parallel situation of summer induced hoof pain. If cortisol was a key mechanism it would also put all horses at the same risk, not just those with EMS. While cortisol can sensitize vessels to constrictors, it doesn’t cause constriction itself. Endothelin-1 is the most likely culprit here.

Thyroid hormone as a cause.  It’s not true that thyroid hormone reduces blood flow to the hooves.

Arteriovenous shunts function.  Several discussions of the role of arteriovenous shunts got the mechanism backwards. These shunts bypass the local tissues and send blood back…

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Every morning and evening this time of the year I hear these birds in the air. Many times they are right over my head while I am feeding and caring for the donkeys and horses. We continue to pray they will land in our hay field soon. I video taped them on a large farm here in Sequim, WA. Enjoy!

Trumpeter Swans

Salt For Donkeys, Horses and Mules – Loose is better

Salt For Donkeys Lose Is Better

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Most donkey, horse and mule owners may not think about salt. Did you know that salt blockswere actually designed for cattle? Cows have rough tongues that can easilylick the block. A block of salt is better than nothing at all. The best is loose (granular) salt.

Donkeys, mules and horses have smoother tongues than a cow and may not actually get their needed amount of salt from a block.They may end up biting the blockin an attempt to get more,which canlead toteeth and jaw or tooth problems. The equine suffering from salt- deficient may lick or chew on objectsor may actually lick or eat dirt.

Test your hay to find out how much selenium is in your hay?

Hay for donkeys should have no alfalfa. Test 10% or lower in sugar and protein.

If you have no selenium in your hay purchase equine salt with selenium.

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Donkey Blanket

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On Donkey Time ® Hat
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If you don’t see the R after our name it;s not our business! BE CAREFUL OF SCAMMERS!

On Donkey Time ® Hat

Order from our store same day shipping. Read our reviews.

The Donkey Whisperer Farm ® is proud to sell our On Donkey Time ® 9forty baseball hat for quality, comfort and fit. Our embroidery team provides personal human attention to detail for each hat and quality assurance. We are excited to share these hats worldwide with our customers.

The front of the hat has the Donkey Whisperer Farm ® Donkey Siting Down ® and the words ON DONKEY TIME ®.

The back of the hat has Donkey Whisperer Farm ®.

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On Donkey Time ® Hat

Warning Leaving A Halter On A Horse, Donkey or Mule Can Cause Death Or Self-Mutilation

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The photo above is of me& Lily taken in the summer of 2009, truly one of my favorite photos a wonderfulmemory.

Did you know leaving the halter on is dangerous and can be deadly? My horse and donkeys are very athletic they can take their back hooves and itch their face.

Important considerations

* The halter could get stuck on their hooves, fence or other objects.

* Strangulation can occur when they get the halter stuck on something and fight to get it off

* The halter can grow into the head of the equine (horse, donkey, mule) I have personally seen this and it is abuse

* Dirty itchy halter causes the equine toscratch and work to get it off it’snot natural(think how you would want to be treated)

* Leaving a halter on your horse, donkey or mule will make it easier for people to steal…

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How To Tie The Donkey Whisperer Farm Rope Halter