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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

http://www.donkeywhisperer.com

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

http://www.youversion.com/mobile

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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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April, 2015, Melody and Miss Lily and her new buddy (our new project horse Miss Trophy black learning to trust me)

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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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Lily is 2 here and Rio the Mammoth donkey is 1

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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

http://wwwyouversion.com/mobile

http://www.donkeywhisperer.com

https://www.facebook.com/Donkeywhisperer

 

 

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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

http://www.donkeywhisperer.com

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

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Equestrian Dream Carriage Home/Farm For Sale Five Acres, Kitsap County, Washington

Equestrian Dream Carriage Home/Farm For Sale Five Acres, Kitsap County, Washington

Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC:

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“Come home to Trophy Lane, no projects”

Originally posted on Donkey Whisperer Farm Blog:

Select Better Homes and Gardens for a showing today

We are still looking for the new owner of our turn-key ready horse farm on five acres, 26695 Trophy Lane, Kingston, WA 98346. We placed our farm on the market with Windermere in June of 2014. We would really like to sell our farm to a family who will appreciate all the work we have done since purchasing this home and land in 2001 basically a diamond in the rough as it truly needed some tender love, hard work and money put into it to look the way it does today.

SelectCarriage Home For sale with 6 garages for more photos and details.

When we moved into this farm in 2001 it had a wood stove for heat and electric that’s it. The deck was falling over and we completely replaced and re-built this home into a beautiful home and created…

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Listen To Your Heart, Buy The Horse, Donkey Or Mule


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

Melody

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Carriage Home, Five Acres, 6 Garages, Outdoor Arena, No Projects


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Looking for your last home?
Select HOME FOR SALE ON FIVE ACRES, TROPHY LANE, KINGSTON, WA

Call Barbara Ann Stier at 360 271-2993 Better Homes and Gardens for a private showing.  Two living rooms, or make a great big master bedroom. This home is going to sell very soon as the housing market is going up in Seattle and Kitsap County, WA. 2400 sq feet man cave is below the home with a pellet stove to work on any man’s dream project even a chain to pull the motor out of a project car. This home has a RV space too with full hook ups. Outdoor fire pit and so much more.

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Look no further, as this home on five acres is the perfect oasis to escape from the hustle and bustle of life. Commute to Seattle like  I did for years (ride a van share) or drive yourself to the ferry. Three miles from the Kingston, Edmonds Ferry or fifteen to twenty minutes to Bainbridge Island ferry/Seattle. This mini farm is gated and private, within five minutes of Poulsbo, Washington, close to Silverdale, Bremerton Shipyard, Bangor and Keyport.

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We were the second owners of this property. When we purchased this five acre home and land in 2001 it was a diamond in the rough, we have done all the remodeling and updates. You can literally buy it and bring home your horses, donkeys, mules, goats, cows, pigs, chickens. You name it this five acres can do all the mini farm living you have been dreaming of.

Want to travel but worried who will care for your animals?

No worries, this home sells with a video camera system in the stalls, around the farm and house to give you piece of mind while in Hawaii or anywhere. You will receive a video text to your smart phone when anyone comes on your farm to feed and care for your home and animals. This is modern living and safety is number one for our beloved animals.

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Want privacy?

This property is very private so private that you will never ever have to worry about your neighbors ever again. Lay on the 1500 square foot deck of this carriage home and sun bathe without worries. Permitted for four bedrooms, already has plumbing in the first garage below so you can make into a mother in laws apartment or for a teenager, rent out for income. You can also rent out horse pasture, fenced and shelters. Another 2 car garage is located on the property to store hay and garden supplies, cars, toys, boats etc., anything you want to keep dry.

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Mild Winters

We have one to three days of snow most years in Kingston, WA as we are close to the water. Only three miles from groomed horse back riding trails on Stottlemeyer, Port Gamble.

The home has two propane fireplace with a temperature gauge on the wall so you can set the temperature and not carry fire wood up to the top of the carriage home. Located high above to look at your equine or whatever your heart desires. Fences, outdoor arena is ready for you or your children to join  4H and ride. Total privacy for safety and the enjoyment, peace of mind of you for your children or yourself to ride without hauling.

Drive across the Hood Canal bridge to the Olympic Mountains, and enjoy camping from this home as it is literally only one hour from Sequim, Washington and the Forks fishing can’t be beat.

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