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

Rio the Mammoth Donkey

RIO2DAYS OLDwp-1454333041087.jpg


002 (9)RIOIMG_20150211_114650


RIOMELODYRIDINGJULY19SEQUIMMMFARMAGE8RIOMELAGE6SUMMER20121330570597571mammoth rope halter lead line brass snap leather endwp-1448824181541.jpgIMG_5280IMG_20150519_135235MELODYRIORIDING2014SEQUIMAGE8IMG_6682boysballoons2015007IMG_6084IMG_6910wp-1450882960383.jpgboys going outIMG_6066wpid-wp-1447886271731.jpgRIOAGE62012rio age 9 mammoth donkey 2015


I am proud to announce I am now training Rio to wear a combo bit.

My goal for Rio has been to pull a cart safely. We live on a farm close to three highways. Cars, motorcycles, joggers, skate boarders, airplanes and more are passing us on a regular basis.

Rio is an introvert donkey. Meaning how I train him is 100% different from how I train extroverted donkeys and mules. We must have empathy for the introvert, give them time to adapt to change as if we place too much pressure on the introvert donkey, horse or mule they will simply lay down and not get up or explode with anger. Ulcers are directly connected to stress in equine. Please understand animals are just like people they need to have compassion and empathy when training them. We humans must stay a fair leader with a plan each and every time we enter their world. Safety is always number one in my mind when teaching and training both for the human and the equine. 

Any equine working in this situations needs a bit for safety. I am training Rio to wear the bit gently. Light hands are a must when I train my horses and donkeys.

I promise to share more updates. Thank you for reading the Donkey Whisperer Farm blog.



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

Melody Johnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC








4 Responses to “Rio the Mammoth Donkey”

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


a life with purpose

Saving Country Music

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

Sharing The Magic

Our journey around Australia

The Green Horseman

For our horses, for our souls


"Behold, I have come to do your will, O God." Heb. 10:7

When I' m With You... Whitney Ibe Blog!

Inspiration, Motivation, Lifestyle and Daily Living,

Reader Choices

Search, Read and Talk Back

WelshBiz News Blog - "Welsh Business News Blog"

WelshBiz News Blog for Welsh Business News, Welsh Business Events, Offers, Marketing & Advice

Seven Spheres

Aqua Terra Ignis et Aer

Song of Virginity

"He brought me to his banquet hall and raised the banner of love over me. Restore my strength with raisins and refresh me with apples! I am weak from passion... His left hand is under my head and his right hand caresses me" - Song of Solomon 2:4-6

Mystic Land

Let's mend the broken


Lifestyle and Fun

Free Christian Wallpapers Poster

The greatest WordPress.com site in all the land!

Heaven Bound

living a quiet life on my heaven bound journey

Tea and Tales

Let's talk about Tea and tell some Tales!


A daily selection of the best content published on WordPress, collected for you by humans who love to read.


food, photography, & an occasional narrative

Backyard and Beyond

Starting out from Brooklyn, an amateur naturalist explores our world. "The place to observe nature is where you are."—John Burroughs



%d bloggers like this: