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

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37,000 Views In 2012 – Happy New Year!


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Thank you for reading my blog, thank you for caring about our most precious world and all the donkeys, horses and mules needing your attention. Thank you for sharing your blog, website, facebook, twitter, and youtube pages!  Most of all thank you for your continued support, relationship and friendship as so many of you have touched my heart.  Thank you for your prayers and kind words it is an honor to share the word of GOD, please remember to never give up as GOD will never give up!  

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On a personal note:

I have been writing on my blog for three years now in between trying to get my life back one day at a time after surviving a life threatening car accident (semi-truck) while riding as a passenger.

Blogging is a wonderful way to stay connected to our most precious world and share free information to help people and animals.

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With just a couple of clicks of your computer you have helped a donkey, horse or mule have a better life, ahh the power of the internet.  

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

Melody

http://wwwyouversion.com/mobile

http://www.donkeywhisperer.com

https://www.facebook.com/Donkeywhisperer

Here’s an excerpt:

The Donkey Whisperer Farm Blog had 37,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 9 Film Festivals!!!!

Click here to see the complete report.

Straight Talk – Rio The Mammoth Donkey


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Friends Of the Donkey Whisperer Farm,

My name is Rio I have high jacked the Donkey Whisperer Farm Blog to give you a few of my thoughts.  I am six years old now and I am way taller than the mini donkey Rocket Man and the blonde horse Miss Lily!

How tall am I?

16’2 hands tall, I am a mammoth donkey no horse in me I am 100% donkey b0y.    I am a blessed donkey as each day my humans provide me with mold free, low sugar (orchard) hay, some white salt and loose salt.   I get clean water every other day, just so you know us donkeys are pretty picky about clean water.  I get bored easily as unlike the horse I can think all of the time and I do think all of the time.  I enjoy playing with my toys the orange traffic cone, black grain bowl and my Parelli ball is great fun .  I enjoy playing tug with Rocket Man my best buddy and I love grabbing his neck this is all normal stuff us donkeys love to do.  When I am running and playing my ears are flat back not because I am mad like the horse because I am a donkey.  Please understand when we are running and playing our ears go back sometimes but this does not mean we are mad or angry it just means we are thinking and playing.

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Just because I’m big does not mean I am not afraid of new things – I’ve been an introvert all of my life it’s just who I am.  I need the human to slow things way down when introducing new things as well I like to stand back and watch to see what happens before giving it a try.  I prefer to let Lily the blonde horse I share my life with go first as she is pretty darn extroverted and she not only goes first she pushes me out-of-the-way to be first.  Silly horse she just can’t stop and think like us donkeys as the adrenalin takes over for her and then she has to run and buck a bit.  Please remember if you own a donkey we are not horses with long ears we are donkeys!

I get stinky feet so my humans pick my hooves out each and every day just like they brush their teeth.  My mom uses bedadine solution and water in a spray bottle when it rains too much to help keep the thrush away.  I need my teeth looked at by the vet at least once a year and I get a few shots each year.  I love to be talked to, kisses on my nose and lot’s of brushing and walks and talks with my humans.  On a special occasion I carry a child just because my humans understand I will take the most care of a child.  I am indeed the worlds smartest equine I am the mammoth donkey.  If you want to learn more about Mammoth Donkeys or any donkey google them.

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If you own a donkey and you’re a bit confused about how we think I would like to share one thought for you.  “We are really smart, we think all the time, we think after you go back into your house and we get bored fast we never ever forget anything, remember us donkeys are always On Donkey Time.”  

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Thank you for reading my human mom’s blog & Happy New Year!

Fireworks and Pets


Howdy,

Fireworks and Pets Not A Good Combination:

Plan ahead to keep pets safe; owning pets is a huge responsibility and for those of us who have equine (donkeys, horses and mules) living in rural areas we must be extra careful.  The equine is a prey animal meaning  they get scared when the fireworks start, and the smell is in the air.  Some horses have been known to run into fences.  Locking them in their stalls is the safest when neighbors are shooting off fireworks I turn the radio up and give lot’s of hay and fresh water.

Want to read more tips on pet safety and fireworks?  Select Blue Cross Pets Fireworks for more details.

Dogs and cats can get so scared of fireworks they can run off and not be able to find their way home best to keep them locked in the house too. Our doggies get very stressed, turning the radio up helps, some people tranquillize their dogs until the fireworks are over.  I say do whatever you have to do to keep your pets safe as they don’t understand fireworks.  Please remember animals do not understand fireworks “they are truly scared and think they will die.” It’s our job as the smart human to protect them and take care of them.

What do you do to keep your pet(s) safe during the fireworks?  Please leave a comment to help others.

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

Melody

http://wwwyouversion.com/mobile

http://www.donkeywhisperer.com

https://www.facebook.com/Donkeywhisperer

Alf The Mini Baby Donkey


Currently helping Alf the mini baby donkey’s human partner Rannveig all the way from Norway for free, my gift to give back and share information to help the donkey have a great life.  Hmm the power of the internet to be able to share free information to help people understand how to best care for their beloved and sweet donkeys.  Please remember a donkey is not a horse with long ears.  A donkey is a donkey and we need to adapt to the training of a donkey as donkeys are always on donkey time.  🙂

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I am excited to share that Alf is now a Parelli donkey as his human is learning Parelli and is waiting for the rope halter, carrot stick and lead line to be delivered.  I am not authorized to teach Parelli as I am just a student I share why Parelli works for donkeys,  horses and mules. Go to http://www.Parelli.com to learn more.  I highly suggest the rope halter, carrot stick and lead line. Learn the 7 games and learn the personality of your donkey.  Here is the link for 30 days free training from Parelli.

Training tip for young donkeys Remember to be careful around the ears as they can break and not stand up.

  1.  Baby donkeys are like human children they have very short attention spans. They are going to learn from the human exactly what the human teaches. First thing to teach the donkey is to not be afraid of the human. Safety is always important for the human so have a plan.

    2.   Keep training sessions short 15-20 minutes and always end the session with something the donkey loves to do. Kisses, massages, a bite of grass on the other side of the fence.

    3.  Please don’t beat your donkey use your voice and say NO when they do something wrong.  Use your hands by snapping fingers, clapping or waving with the correct timing for incorrect social skill. Remember how hard it is to learn from a nasty teacher who is mean and not patient.

    4.  The donkey needs us humans to slow everything way down.

    5.  Training a donkey is a bit like fishing you may have a fish on the line – you may see the donkey learn or not.   Who cares enjoy your donkey and remember a donkey is Not a horse with long ears.

    6.  A donkey is a donkey they are deep thinkers. The human has to be on donkey time and not take things so seriously when working with the donkey.

    Please love and appreciate your donkey as each donkey is indeed a gift from GOD.  Remember your donkey did not choose you, you chose the donkey, you are responsible for teaching your donkey social skills, picking up the foot, whoaa, walk-0n, hoof trimming every 7 weeks, vet and dentist is essential to optimum health of your donkey.

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Alf (mini donkey) with Rannveig all the way from Norway

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

Finding The Christmas Cheer


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This morning was a bust.  It was horrible weather, raining, white sky, and nothing was looking good.  So we headed off to find Christmas in Melbourne.  Of course we, as you do at Christmas in Melbourne, headed to Myer to look at the windows.

Before I show you the photos, some history.  Myer is famous for their Christmas windows.  Every year, for the past 57 I think, they put up a Christmas themed story.  Parents bring their kids from all over Melbourne to see the windows.  You have to get there early or you are waiting in the cue for a very long time.

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Horses, Mules and Donkeys


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Something about horses, donkeys and mules that makes my heart want to dance, my soul aches to help all of them

I question why they can’t be left alone to do what all the other wild animals in our world do just live and die in the wild.  Melody Johnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm

A documentary from PBS explaining the story of Wild Horses in the United States Of America – Enjoy!

Time is running out for the wild horses living in ten states of the United States of America, select NY Times Wild Horses.

Looking for some answers to your questions try this website Return To Freedom and keep googling and digging until all of your questions are answered.

Animals need us humans to be a voice for them

so please be that voice.

Watching the wild horses dynamic is very interesting and inspirational as they survive without the interaction of man in the wild. 

Just like all the wild animals

GOD created in our world living one day at a time.

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Videos

Golden Wild Horses – Beautiful and fun to watch

Australia Wild Horse Video – Lovely

Cloud Wild Horses – Informative

Wild Horses Round Up Helicopter – Difficult to watch tears for the horses rounded up with helicopters

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

Melody

http://wwwyouversion.com/mobile

http://www.donkeywhisperer.com

https://www.facebook.com/Donkeywhisperer

Iron Sharpens Iron


Wow I have heard this statement over and over again; I guess this is what helps people feel better saying such a thing when trauma hits our sweet loved ones.  Another one I hear over and over is “GOD only gives you as much as you can take, you must be really strong.”

GOD loves his children and he authorizes pain and suffering to his children for a short time and then GOD in Jesus Christ name brings justice for his children.  When GOD steps in everything changes and people will have no doubt it was GOD as no man can do what GOD can do.

No human can really understands life as GOD is in control not us. 

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Prayer:

Some trust in chariots, and some in horses; but I remember the name of the Lord my GOD. Pslam 20:7 (NKJV)

I trust in, rely on, and am confident in You, O Lord, I say, You are my GOD.  My times are in your hands.  Psalm 31:14-15

The fear (False Evidence Appearing Real) of man brings a snare, but whoever leans on, trusts in, and puts his confidence in the Lord is safe and set on high.  Proverbs 29:25

The Lord is my Rock, my Fortress, and my Deliverer; my GOD, my keen and firm Strength in Whom I trust and take refuge, my Shield and the Horn of my salvation, my High Tower.  I call upon the Lord, Who is to be praised; so shall I be saved from my enemies.  Psalm 18:2-3

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

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Prayer, Courage, Hope and Love


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Courage steps out onto a ledge made of hope a mile wide – Maya Angelou

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The happy heart runs with the river, floats on the air, lifts to the music, soars with the eagle, hopes with the prayer – Maya Angelou

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