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.

Introduction

  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.

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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.

Examples;

  • 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)

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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. 

 

 

 

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

Melody Johnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC

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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.

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

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

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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. Training a donkey takes personal work and letting go of our ego and goals in life. Donkeys are always On Donkey Time ®. Donkeys are game players.

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. 

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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. Melody Johnson.

Stay ON DONKEY TIME ®

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

Melody Johnson

http://www.donkeywhisperer.com

 

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Donkeys NEED a strong playmate to grab a hold of the neck, play tug with a food bowl and chase after.  Donkeys are not horses they are donkeys and they play different from the horse.  If you have a herd of cows and a donkey chasing after them I would say your donkey is bored and more than likely young and has no donkey to play with he/she is bored to death. Or a Jack (intact) donkey.

Two donkeys will play donkey games.

Never leave a donkey with baby sheep, goats or baby cows as the donkey can get bored and pick up the youngster by the neck “donkeys play really rough and can kill the animal not big enough to defend itself.”  Donkeys are not being crazy or mean they are just doing what donkeys do playing, they need a play mate that can play the way Donkeys play. Donkeys can and do kill baby sheep, calves, goats and dogs. 

Ideas To Stop This Behavior – Remember Donkeys Are Thinkers and They Get Bored Easy

1.  Make sure your donkey has toys, black feed bowl or orange traffic cone – Donkeys like to play with their mouths all the time

2.  If your donkey is a Jack turn him into a John

3.  Please remember Donkeys go in two’s, get your donkey another donkey to play with and chase.  Size matters, pair the donkeys up fair. Diet is easier to manage this way too. Never ever leave your donkey with an animal too small as donkeys are just being donkeys they play really rough with their mouths and grab the neck of the playmate.  This is why donkeys have such thick necks compared to the horse as donkeys grab the neck of another donkey.

Please share information and enjoy your donkeys as donkeys are most happiest with another donkey and remember Donkeys are indeed precious gifts from GOD.

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

Melody Johnson

http://www.donkeywhisperer.com

Why Is My Donkey Chasing Cows?


 

Donkeys Evolved From The Desert.

Thinking about bringing home a couple of donkeys?

Donkeys are smart not stubborn. Donkeys are visual learners meaning; Donkeys can watch you do something repetitively and repeat the process. Donkeys are wood eaters. Make sure you have excellent fences, gates and locks.

Donkeys love wood!

Please do not confuse eating wood as cribbing as its not. Donkeys evolved from the desert.

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Miniature Donkey Rocket Man.

 

 

American Mammoth Jack Opening The Barn Door


 

 

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Here is the history of the American Mammoth Donkey  Gifts to President George Washington from the President Of Spain.  Enjoy!

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

Melody

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Did You Know The Mammoth Donkey Is The Biggest Donkey?


Howdy,

Rio our Mammoth donkey is thirteen years old 2019.

 

Rio age six, is 16”1  hands at the withers not the ears and yes he still has one more year of growing to do.  Rio is a Mammoth donkey 100% donkey no horse he will be full-grown at age seven you see the bigger the equine the longer it takes for them to mature.  As the human owner it is our responsibility to learn what age the equine is full-grown and what it takes to keep them in optimum health mentally, physically and emotionally.    I have only been on Rio about four times for very short times and never hard work as he was way too young to be ridden right before the semi truck accident I survived in 2010 leaving me with a screws in my pelvis and disabled.

Before the car accident

Many times we took Rio, Lily and Rocket Man for lot’s of walks in the woods to prepare them for trail riding and I highly suggest you do the same if your goal is to trail ride and you have a equine big enough and old enough to carry your weight.   Training the equine to load (trailer and carry weight) without stress is the most important thing to do as you do not want to be trying to trailer load in an emergency.  Any time you can spend with a youngster preparing them for what you want them to do as an adult is time well spent, it’s like laying a foundation on a house make it strong and solid.

If you have young donkeys, mules or horses please wait to do riding until they are full-grown as their bones, joints and mind needs time to grow up.  If you wait for them to physically mature you will have a healthy and happy equine into their senior years if you push ahead too much too fast you can cripple the equine for life.

Rio (mammoth donkey)  just a few days old

Rio nine months old – Look how GOD puts all the thick baby donkey fur on to keep him warm in the winter

“Rio 9 months old this is the face I fell in love with” look at those eyes 🙂

Rio at 9 months old

Rio at 1 year old

Rio with Lily at 1 year old just got home to our farm – Lily has always liked the donkeys and the donkeys have always liked her we got lucky

Taking Rio to another farm practicing trailer loading and meeting other horses – Rio is two years old here.

Going for trail walks not rides – Rio carried our lunch and water as he is still too young to ride age 3.

Rio and Melody age 3 (most famous photo) just got a bath and is wearing a cooler blanket after a bath.

Rio age 3

Lily is five and Rio is almost four here Ponying up.

Rio age 5 2011

Rio age 6 summer 2012

Rio age 7 standing at the gate summer 2012

Rio Johnson age 13 (2019) our Mammoth donkey with Melody Johnson.

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

Melody Johnson, Donkey Behaviorist

http://www.donkeywhisperer.com

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Memories Of Our Baby Mammoth Donkey Growing Up


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Take a look at my new riding reins “Romal Split SOFT YACHT ROPE with 30 Spanish knots, a large popper. NO SPURS REQUIRED TO TRAIN the donkey, horse or mule to ride. 🙂  Select Our Store to order. Handmade in the U.S.A. 

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Select Donkey Whisperer Farm ® Educational Center to learn more.

Donkeys Demand Trust From Humans.

1. Tame the donkey, prove you are trustworthy.

2. Teach The Donkey To Follow You As A Fair Leader.

3. Never Betray A Donkey

4.  Remember, Donkeys Have Photographic Memories

5. Stay On Donkey Time ®

Five Rules Trains A Donkey


On Donkey Time ® Steel signs (7) left. This is limited edition for 2019. Hurry! Order here OUR STORE 

Each On Donkey Time ® Steel, powder coated and hand airbrushed sign is a work of art. Limited edition, no two signs are exactly the same.

The Making Of On Donkey Time ® Signs – Handmade In The U.S.A.

  1. Our Steel fabricator makes each On Donkey Time ® sign using 12 gauge steel. Next, each donkey receives a strong hanger welded on the back.
  2. The Powder Coating Team sand blasts each donkey.  Next a beautiful gray base color is painted and baked into the steel donkey.
  3. Bringing the Donkey to Life; Our artist Skip Hand Airbrushes and paints each On Donkey Time ® sign.

Size 11″ x 16″

Weight 3 pounds

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Packing Is Free

 

Donkey Whisperer Farm ® is a world-wide on-line donkey training business. Select DONKEY WHISPERER FARM STORE

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Select ON DONKEY TIME ® https://www.facebook.com/groups/ONDONKEYTIME/  to join members from all over the world.

On Donkey Time ® is our business logo. We train the owner or caretaker of a donkey to train the donkey using resistance free methods. Endorphins and never pain. After you complete Donkey 101 Video training and Donkey 102 along with our halter/lead line you will be the Donkey Whisperer for your farm. 

On donkey time ®  is a state of mind. Kinda like on beach time, we are relaxed and never get upset. On donkey time is a vital part of our Donkey Training 101 and Donkey 102 training video series E-Training On Demand. Use your smart phone take us to the farm with you. Print out the E-Book attached PDF to learn donkey behavior.

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Donkey Whisperer Farm ® fiberglass stick and string to touch your donkey never to hit the donkey. Stop the kick, stop the bolting donkey. 3ft for miniature donkeys and 4ft for standard/burro or Mammoth donkeys.

On Donkey Time ® Artwork