I have rehabilitated donkeys, horses, mules and dogs. I understand the animals and how pain is a horrific way to teach any animal or human.
How do I do this?
First I must build a relationship with the animal, tame the animal. Prove I am a leader without abuse. I have techniques to stay safe. Abuse is never needed to train.
The brain cannot learn under stress. Please remember old school training uses pain. Pain will cause you more problems down the road with equine. Please do not use this old cowboy training. People and animals learn when they are safe and calm. Not when under fear and pain.
Donkeys and some mules not all will never forget anything you teach them. A new person they will pretend to know nothing. Interesting.
Please learn how to train another way. I am excited to teach you natural training. Fair leadership, you will be the leader and you will be safe. Never train the day the trimmer comes preparation is done before the trimmer or vet comes.
If you want to learn how to train a horse, donkey or mule you must learn how to control your emotions. Match the energy of the equine, have empathy and learn how to be plugged in 100% to your equine when you are with them. Release energy and wait for the equine to learn.
Signs of Relaxation
Lick lips, blow out, cock a foot. These are signs of relaxation. Always end your Short training session on a good note. Never drill a donkey, horse or mule.
Signs of stress,
Diarrhea water blowing out not just poop. Head high, tale tucked, or high. Back sunk in. Equine (introvert will lay down or not move the feet, they will not hear you eyes are glassed over). Extroverts will do anything to get away from the stressful situation including run over you.
Learning starts the minute we release! Get your timing down and stay ON DONKEY TIME. Life is relaxed and we are never in a hurry.
Preparation is the key to success in anything we do. Never drill any equine (horse, donkey or mule). Short training sessions that are quality will work the best and wait another day. End all training sessions with something the equine knows how to do. 🙂
Have a great day and remember your donkey, horse or mule is not a vehicle. They have personalities, emotions, fears and a past in most cases.
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GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!
Melody Johnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC
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