I Will Always Love You


Follow the Donkey Whisperer Farm ® On Instagram. 🙂 Please turn the volume up to hear the reels soundtrack. I will always love you, Dolly Parton.

Donkey Trailer Loading Training


Donkey Trailer Loading Training Video On Demand:

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Learn how to train your donkeys to load in the trailer, ride in the trailer and stay safe. Learn how to load multiple donkeys and unload. Learn how to purchase the right trailer and how to have a safety plan in place. Donkey Trailer loading includes twelve teaching videos with over one hour of the training content by trainer Melody Johnson and a 10-page E-book (pdf) outlining key points to trailer loading.

Description

Donkey Trailer Loading Training Video On Demand:

  1. Melody Johnson, introduction walking three miniature donkeys to the trailer.
  2. Preparing the trailer for the donkeys.
  3. Tying miniature donkeys to the outside of the trailer.
  4. Loading three miniature donkeys.
  5. Miniature donkeys lose in the trailer.
  6. Unloading three miniature donkeys.
  7. Providing miniature donkeys balance and consistency.
  8. Tying two standard and a mammoth donkey to the outside of the trailer.
  9. Loading a mammoth and standard donkey.
  10. Mammoth and standard donkey lose in the trailer.
  11. Unloading standard and mammoth donkey.
  12. Providing big donkeys balance and consistency.
  13. How to load the difficult donkey.
  14. Video cameras inside the trailer.
  15. Walking the donkeys back to the barn.

 

Give The Donkey Lover In Your Life


Donkey Whisperer Farm ® Gift Card

Donkey Whisperer Farm ® Gift Card. Looking for a special gift for the donkey lover in your life? Give the Donkey Whisperer Farm ® store E-gift card. The person you designate will receive an email with a link to go directly to the Donkey Whisperer Farm ® Store to redeem their Gift Certificate.

How does the gift card link work? When the gift card link is used in our store the funds are automatically deducted to purchase anything from our store. You can choose to send the e-gift card on any date you specify, simply choose the date ahead of time. You will receive an e-mail alert when the E-Gift Card has been used.

What’s in our store?

Donkey Training Video On Demand or a private lesson with Melody Johnson. Yes, I train the owner or caretaker worldwide. We can skype and meet in person without traveling. It’s a wonderful gift.

  • Donkey adjustable soft yacht rope halters with matching lead lines.
  • Donkey 101 & 102 Video-On-Demand Training with my E-book. 
  • Donkey Abscess Video with a shopping list. 
  • Donkey Trailer Loading Video On Demand Training with my E-book.
  • Link Line, walk two donkeys using one lead line.
  • Riding reins, looped, split, and romal with a large popper on the end.
  • Long Lines (soft yacht rope) up to 22 feet.
  • Stick & String 3ft for miniature donkeys and 4ft for burro/standard or mammoth donkeys.
  • On Donkey Time ® hat.
  • On Donkey Time ® steel sign.
  • Who’s the boss watercolor.

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

Melody Johnson

27-Year-Old Donkey Has Twins


At Carrick Hill Farm in Onarga, Iroquois County, a 27-year-old donkey named Molly gave birth to twins — a boy and girl — named Biden and Harris, respectively, to honor the iconic day on which they were born.

While farm owner Mike Willis is used to welcoming twins from his black angus cattle — the farm’s primary function — twin donkeys is something that is not seen very often.

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Build A Halter


 

 

We teach you how to measure your equine’s (donkey, mule, or horse)  head. We build each halter by hand in the U.S.A. Measuring instructions are in your e-mail with a receipt of purchase. Order Donkey Whisperer Farm ®

Build A Donkey, Horse, Mule, or Pony Halter With Matching Lead Line, Brass Screw-On Snap, Black Leather End. Colors; black, forest green, coral pink, neon orange, neon green, blue, purple, red, turquoise, burgundy, brown, white, gray, and black with blue dots. Choose two or four knots on the nose. 

Our easy to follow measurement template is included in your receipt of purchase. Please check your e-mail, junk, or spam folder. Measure your equine’s head for a perfect fit. If you would like 4 knots on the nose we can do this too at no extra charge. Write your name and color of the halter on our measurement form, take a photo with any smartphone, and text our form to Melody Johnson cell at 360 620-5868. Our team will build your custom-fit halter with a matching lead line in four working days.

Small donkey, pony, mule, zonk or horse – 6ft lead line, brass screw-on snap, leather end

Medium donkey, horse, horse, or mule – 9ft lead line, brass screw-on snap, leather end

Large or Draft – Donkey, horse, mule  – 12ft lead line, brass screw-on snap, leather end

Our lead lines are made to be long enough to send your equine into a stall, paddock, pasture, horse trailer. Turn-around and wait to take the halter off. Your safety is number one.

Questions, Please call Melody Johnson 360 620-5868.

Baby Horse (Foal) Tied To A Donkey


Donkeys have been the beast of a burden far too long.  “Please when you see any form of neglect or abuse of donkeys speak up. Please become the voice for the donkey. Never fight with people educate and do what you can to help the donkey. Please never ever tie a donkey to another animal to train.”  Melody Johnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm ®.

Donkeys deserve only the best in life! 

Melody, Good morning!

We are looking into purchasing a necking donkey for our ranch. 

We breed, raise and show horses but, are getting to the age where we need help with those young foals that get weaned from mothers and need to learn to lead away from mother, respect, etc. and would like to develop a more gentle approach to getting results, not to mention our bodies are getting where handling the young is tough and we pay for it many days after.  Do you know of anyone who specializes in training donkeys for that purpose?  Tanya

Tanya, I do not sell donkeys. I do not agree with using a donkey to train a young horse. I personally would never do this to any donkey or the foal. Since you more than likely will do this to a donkey here is my advice;  Use a surcingle on the donkey, not a halter on the head or a rope around the neck. I would never ever leave the donkey connected to a foal for longer than 1/2 an hour. I would never ever leave these two unattended.

Donkeys are not stubborn donkeys are intelligent. Depending on the donkey you get this may or may not work. Donkeys grab the neck of another donkey or another animal in play and in battle. Extroverted donkeys will not always stand still and freeze when scared they will fight back. Introverted donkeys will lay down and not get up when terrified or stressed. Sadly, one person says this works and everyone jumps on thinking it is less work for the breeder of horses.

Donkeys need their diet to be tested forage hay 10% or lower in sugar and protein. Donkeys need the farrier on a regular schedule, shots, and teeth just like a horse.

Select   Western Horsemanship Magazine to read one of the articles floating around the internet.

Donkey 101 & 102 Video On Demand

Melody Johnson
“Horses dream of being trained the way a donkey demands to be trained”

Happy 2021


On Donkey Time ® Steel Sign – Shop Now!

Here comes a new year! 

Hello, it’s nice to meet you. My name is Melody Johnson, Donkey Trainer, and a coach and teacher for humans who own and care for donkeys.  I teach worldwide via Donkey 101 & 102 video on demand. Donkeys are a bit different from a horse as well the donkey is super intelligent so much that the donkey usually has the owner trained before the human has the donkey trained.  If you have never been around a donkey let me share my favorite quote to help you understand,“Horses dream of being trained the way a donkey demands to be trained” Melody Johnson. If you would like to see what I do for a living come on over to the Donkey Whisperer Farm ® store.

2020 is the year of sitting down and re-thinking how to keep our families and business healthy. How to adapt to our new way of life.   For most of us, the pandemic created a dramatic change or shift in thinking and behavior.  Jesus brings peace. “Submit to God and be at peace with him;  in this way, prosperity will come to you.” JOB 22:21 NIV  

Are you a city person or a farm person?

Living on a farm seems to be a simpler way of life in so many ways living with covid our farm is truly a blessing.   For us, the Covid was not much different than our normal life. You see, we have so much to do on the farm, each day the donkeys and horses and doggies need to be fed and cared for. Last spring my husband Scott planted the seed (hay) in the field during the beginning of the pandemic. While city folks were trying to find ways to adapt we were just living our natural way of life.  The sad part was we could not have visitors on the farm, we look forward to having our most fragile world return to normal.

If you are having a hard time finding anything positive in 2020 let’s think outside the box. It’s easy to get caught up in what’s wrong in our lives and miss what’s positive or going well. If you have lost a loved one in 2020, I am deeply sorry for your pain I pray GOD gives you peace. I truly understand suffering and pain and my heart breaks for your pain. Please know this too shall pass.  Jesus will bring peace “Start each day in prayer, meditating on the good things in your life.”  Thank Jesus for something good in your life every day, God loves all of his children deeply.

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

Melody & Scott Johnson

 

 

Christmas Donkeys


Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

2020 has been a very difficult year with the virus. We are praying the new year 2021 will bring our most fragile world back to normal. People need to touch, hug, and feel people. In the meantime, we will continue to share our farm with the world to try and educate and share bring a smile to your face.

Donkey Whisperer Farm ®

God bless you and your family two and four-legged! Melody & Scott Johnson, our donkeys, horses, and doggies.

The Christmas Donkey Delivered Jesus


 
 

Donkey Scratch


Introducing Rocket Man, a miniature donkey gelding, he just turned twenty-six years old. Rocket Man has been in our life since he was thirteen years old. When Rio our Mammoth donkey was weaned from his mom, Rio bonded to Rocket Man. Rocket Man was a jack on the breeding farm in his early years.

Rocket Man has the ability to sing when talking and he can bray. He is the only donkey on our farm that sings and he can find anything to get that special spot for a scratch. He is a super special donkey. Did you know some donkeys never bray? Yes, the introverted donkey does not bray. Rio our Mammoth donkey has never ever let out a full-bray and he is fourteen years old. If you would like to learn more about donkey behavior and donkey training please take a look at Donkey 101 & 102 Video On Demand. Sold with lifetime access.  Select Donkey Whisperer Farm ® Store to browse now.

Remember to stay On Donkey Time ® when interacting with your donkey. Life is better with donkeys!

Melody Johnson, Donkey Trainer

Donkey Whisperer Farm ®

360 620-5868