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

The Work and Money That Comes With Owning Horses, Donkeys and Mules

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Perhaps your dreaming of owning a couple of horses, donkey or mules here are a few things to think about before you commit to changing your life forever. Select Cherry Hill for more information.


Farm work is seven days a week, twelve months a year, rain, snow, sunshine and yes even when your sick.

* Meals need to be on time, water buckets scrubbed and cleaned out, poop picked up at least twice a day, hay tested and stored in your barn in the summer.

* Vet wellness checks at least twice a year.

* Clean water container every other day

* Fly predators put down to stop flys

* Farrier to trim hooves and add shoes as needed at least every seven weeks.

* Purchasing low sugar/protein hay before stocking the barn

* Dental care at least once a year.

* At least 1/2 hour each day to rub, tame and check for sores, lameness and more

* Safe horse fencing NO BARB WIRE

* Pick up the poop at least once a day we pick it up twice a day and compost

* Shelter from weather (heat, rain, snow)

*Fecal samples and wormer as needed only

* Medicine cabinet

* Salt bucket cleaned and refilled as needed

* Hooves picked out each and every day

As you can see paying for the equine (donkey, horse or mule) is the cheapest thing you will pay for. In addition you will need to pay someone to care for your equine when you take a vacation or have to go to the hospital.  Owning equine is a full-time job with lot’s of responsibility for me it is better than any counselor as donkeys, horses and mules are healers.


Leave a comment with more suggestions of responsibilities connected to equine ownership.

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





6 Responses to “The Work and Money That Comes With Owning Horses, Donkeys and Mules”

  1. Claire Wallace

    Is it possible to copy your wonderful work. I am giving a speech on donkeys in Sept. and would love to use some of your articles. I also rescue donkeys, only I buy them in poor condition and sometimes resell them. thanks for any advice. haffas farms.


    • Donkey Whisperer Farm

      You can share all of my work as long as you give credit to me and my farm. Thank you just copy me on what you are sharing as I like to make sure things are kept in the correct context and not changed. GOD bless you!


  2. Long Life Cats and Dogs

    I have always had the greatest respect for farmers and those looking after horses and mules, where, as you say, the days are long and there are no weekend breaks or sick leave. It’s one of those things that look glorious and tranquil from the outside but are hard work when you are there. Thank you for taking such good care of Gods creatures.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Donkey Whisperer Farm

      Yes indeed farming is hard work but worth every minute and dollar as the animals give me so much more than I give them. Hope all is well in your life! Love Melody



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