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Dancing Donkeys

Howdy,

It’s officially spring on the Donkey Whisperer Farm in the Pacific Northwest our donkey boys love to dance and play after dinner in the evening when it is nice weather, not too cold and not raining.  Our surveillance video cameras captured some great footage of our donkey boys dancing as donkeys love to grab the neck of another donkey to play.

When donkeys are playing/dancing they run at one another with their ears flat against their neck.  This does not mean they are angry this means they are thinking and playful! Remember donkeys are not horses they are indeed donkeys. When the donkey is too small to reach up and grab the neck of their pasture buddy they bite the ankles of the bigger donkey. Check out the videos 🙂

Rio and Rocket Man have been playing like this since Rio was a baby Mammoth donkey, Rio is six years old this year and Rocket Man is eighteen.  The older donkey usually rules, thus the little donkey Rocket Man kicks Rio’s butt most days. Enjoy!

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

Melody

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15 Responses to “Dancing Donkeys”

  1. Regina (Gina) Arnold

    How cool are these guys!!!!! I love that you share their action with us. I’ve heard that they need to be treated like our canine buddies; lots of love and affection. Is that right?

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    • Donkey Whisperer Farm

      Hi Regina,

      Donkeys are very unique and special they need care just like a horse, feet, vet, wormer, low sugar hay and lots of toys to play with their donkey buddy. Donkeys are deep thinkeers thus they need lot’s of stimulation the horse needs stimulation too but donkeys are indeed special. All of our equine (horse, donkeys) are handled daily, feet picked out, loved on and talked to we love them all so very much. I share information for education, awareness and support of the donkey as not much information available for the donkey.

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  2. cissyblue

    Yes, Melody, thank you dear for the great videos. It is so heart-warming to see your boys dancing and playing and I loved the “ears back” thingy. SOOO cute!!! Everytime I come to see what you’ve written and what you’re doing, I become more and more convinced that my farm would be a great place for older or re-homed donkeys. And you’re right, there isn’t much reliable and usable “natural” info around for donkey-lovers. I understand from somewhere that there have always been “wild Mexican” donkeys here in Texas, but really I’ve only ever seen the typical gray donkeys, and the “Jesus” donkeys, like your little guy here… am I thinking of what some people call Burros? And what’s the difference? Thanks so much Miss Melody, we all love you very much here at our little farm!!! One last thing, were Mammoth’s first bred as work animals like draft horses were? Yours is indeed quite the handsome boy. And the little guy is certainly the instigator of all things fun… Bye! Cissy in Texas

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    • Donkey Whisperer Farm

      Hi Cissy,

      I enjoy your blog from Texas too, nice to meet you. Texas is a perfect place for donkeys if it is dry with low green grass as donkeys are extremly easy keepers. Remember donkeys go in two’s so adopt two minis or standard to play with one another. I know several rescue places that can help you find some donkeys to rescue as the drought has caused people to dump the donkeys in Texas so sad.

      Burrows are wild donkeys just a standard size (deer) running wild name.

      Mammoth donkeys were gifts to President George Washington from the President of Spain and President George Washington bred them to gigantic draft mare (female horses) producing mules to create the roads of America before the car came out I have articles written in my blog somewhere. Google Mammoth Donkey President George Washington comes right up. Mammoth donkeys take more work so I would highly recommend mini donkey and standard donkeys to adopt you will not be sorry. Make sure you have excellent fences no barb wire, shelter, low sugar hay and toys for your donkeys. Donkeys love to be loved on but this takes time, the human needs to prove themselves to the donkey if it is a donkey that has not been around humans. Rehabilitiang a donkey takes time and effort after abuse from a human, so much abuse of donkeys as people cant make a donkey do anything. The donkey is smart and introverted meaning when scared they do not Usually move their feet. I love all the animals donkeys are so darn special.

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      • cissyblue

        Thanks for all the good info Melody! Really! I am a Parelli student for many years, so if I do find a couple of nice donkeys, most likely the minis, I will spend unending hours just hanging out with them, trying to create some interest or curiosity, but I would definitely give them all the time in the world to know me. I don’t believe in barb wire around horses, my back pasture area is fenced in goat wire and t-posts. I want to cap this posts and reinforce the fence from the inside with a regular wooden rail fence trying to take it up a bit higher. This next year coming up I am partnering up with a young guy and a new barn is going to be possible. Very excited. I realize that donkeys are very smart, so I will move them around a lot, give them lots of interesting objects to play with, and I will be infinitely patient as I understand that they are wholely mis-understood to a great extent. Thank you again Melody for being here, for brightening our day, for giving us hope and strengthening our faith. A big black Spooky cat just climbed up on my chest so glad to meet you too! Love, Cissy

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      • Donkey Whisperer Farm

        Awsome yeh nice to meet you my dear friend Cissy. Parelli is wonderful are you on Parelli connect if yes, stop by my page and say hello.

        I look forward to more amazing posts from your blog too it is so nice to look at where others live in the world Texas looks very intersting compared to Washington state. Nice to meet you Cissy.

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  3. Rayya

    Melody, this is just amazing footage. Thank you so much for putting the biggest smile on my face while I watched Rio & Rocket Man dancing their hearts out. So heart warming! 🙂

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  4. atranquilplace

    I very much appreciate your videos…a blessing to be surrounded by such sweetness!

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    • Donkey Whisperer Farm

      Hi

      Thank you for taking a moment to stop in my blog. Yes I plan on sharing many more photos and videos when the weather get’s warmer as I can walk, and move better with no rain and in the 60’s.
      Love your blog too!

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      • atranquilplace

        Thank you and the four legged friends as well.

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