Friends of the Donkey Whisperer Farm,
Yes it is true! Most donkeys are left brain introverts meaning they can think all of the time, standing back and watching new stuff. “I am the voice for the donkey the most mis-understood and abused equine, the under dog of all equine as donkeys do not bring in much money.” Melody Johnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm
How Do Introverts and Extroverts Work Together In The Human Sector?
Select Introverts and Extroverts Human beings working together to get a little more empathy for both personality types.
How Does A Introverted Donkey Learn?
Donkeys need things slowed way down, they need us humans to tame them make friends first and most important, have meals on time, care about them. Donkeys like things to be consistent and quiet as possible they do not enjoy loud noises with a person they do not trust and care about. I suggest when you get a new donkey taking the time it takes to tame them. Sit down and wait for them to come to us not force the halter on them and chase them around. They prefer to watch an honor equine doings something new and scary like working with the vet or farrier or even taking a walk with a new human partner. Always move slow around an introvert equine and step back and wait for them to make the decision to smell something new or come to you. If your introvert donkey will not eat you must slow way down and perhaps wait another day to teach the task. A donkey who will not eat a bite of a carrot or apple is a scared donkey.
Donkeys can check out just like a human who has been traumatized they are gone and need time to come back. Never forget this. Donkeys are most happy living with another donkey, a buddy as they play tug with a orange traffic cone, feed bowl and like to grab the neck of another donkey.
What Happens To A Introverted Donkey Who Is Used For Team Penning, Donkey Roping, Donkey Basketball, or Donkey Baseball?
These donkeys have a really hard time trusting a human again, some never do! Donkeys do not move fast, do not like loud noises and do not like being pulled, pushed and spanked to move or worse an electric cattle shocker placed on them. Donkeys are really smart and can suffer from post traumatic stress disorder for the rest of the lives. Some of these donkeys, mules and horses can be rehabilitated but it takes a skilled trainer or human who wants to wait as long as it takes for them to rehabilitate this can be years or never.
Donkey Baseball – “These donkeys are not big enough to carry the weight of the riders and they do not enjoy this loud environment. What is wrong with people, donkeys are bucking to get the rider off they are not enjoying this at all.” Tears for these poor donkeys!
Loud noises, sticks, too heavy to ride all the stuff a standard donkey would love to avoid. Now wonder they buck and run away. Tears for these donkeys as their life is indeed used only for profit and nothing else.
What are we teaching our children and young adults?
“Abuse is abuse and I say all of these sports are abuse! I am a voice for the donkey, please share the education you learn here today to help others learn. Bullying and abusing any living human or animal for fun is not fun this is abuse.” Melody Johnson Donkey Whisperer Farm
GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!