Feeding The Geriatric Donkey


Donkeys are truly emotional beings they truly love their families deeply two and four-legged.

As donkeys become senior citizens their teeth and gums start having some serious issues. The tooth starts turning round not pointy, gums start getting inflamed and the tooth starts pushing out. When the tooth starts wiggling and coming out it does not fall out on its own. The vet needs to extract the tooth and all the roots.

What happens if we do not make mash and keep feeding dry hay? The donkey can choke on the hay, colic and die. As you can see it is vital we have yearly veterinarian do the teeth and provide fecal samples, shots and health checks. Provide our donkeys with a hay pellet mash and feed twice a day. Donkeys can live up to fifty years in domestication. It is vital we learn how to care for our senior donkeys to have the best life possible.

Make sure and choose hay pellets low in sugar, fat and protein. After researching extensively I am using Standlee Orchard Hay Pellets as they are below 10% in sugar and protein and low in fat. Make sure to soak the hay pellets for at least ten minutes before feeding.

Thank you for investing in your donkeys!

Melody Johnson

Donkey Whisperer Farm ®

Donkey Care



Dentist Day!

Did you know donkeys need to see an equine dentist at least once a year? Yes its true! If we provide dental care once a year we are ahead of serious health issues. Please remember to use an equine dentist who has experience with donkeys. As the donkey ages the teeth start rounding and erupting out and need to be extracted. The equine vet can prevent colic and choking for your donkey.

Please remember donkeys digest drugs different from a horse. Please be sure and ask lots of questions before giving your donkey drugs.

Donkey Whisperer Farm ®

Easter Sunday


Happy Easter April 4th, 2021

Did you know that Easter really has nothing to do with decorating eggs and hunting for candy? Easter is the resurrection day! 

Here are a few bible verses explaining what Easter is all about:

  • Luke 24:6-7: “He is not here; he has risen!”
  • Acts 3:15: “You killed the author of life, but God raised him from the dead.”
  • John 11:25-26: “Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?'”
  • 1 Peter 1:3: “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.”
  • 1 Corinthians 15:21: “For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man.”
  • Philippians 3:10: “I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death.”
  • Acts 4:33: “With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And God’s grace was so powerfully at work in them all.”
  • Romans 8:34: “Who then is the one who condemns? No one.”
  • Philippians 2:8: “And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death— even death on a cross!”
  • 1 Corinthians 6:14: “And God raised the Lord and will also raise us up by his power.”
  • Romans 6:9: “We know that Christ, being raised from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him.”
  • Romans 8:34: “Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us.”
  • Romans 6:8-11:”The death he died, he died to sin once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God. In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus. “
  • Luke 24:6-7: “Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: ‘The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.'”
  • Romans 6:8-11: “Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, he cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over him.”
God bless you and your family two and four-legged!
Melody Johnson

 

Help I Am Afraid Of My Donkey


Melody,  I have two BLM donkeys that live on five acres and have not been handled. These donkeys are seriously strong and can kick and spin. I get their feet done once a year as it is stressful. Please understand these donkeys do not like to put the halter on and I think were hurt or abused by people. The last time I had their feet done I had the vet sedate them and well now my farrier says he is afraid of them. Even with drugs, they were a bit dangerous. Here is my question, does your training work on donkeys like this? I need to get their feet done more often and no drugs. How long will it take to train these donkeys to pick up the foot and come to me when I call them? Will you train these donkeys for me? Jennifer, Gig Harbor, WA.

 

Hi Jennifer, Donkeys are intelligent they train humans quickly to do exactly what the donkey wants to do and nothing more. This is why I do what I do, train humans to learn how to tame and train donkeys and stay safe. If I tame and train your donkeys they will follow me as a fair leader and go home to you and act the same way they did before they came to me. The person who cares for the donkeys and feeds the donkeys needs to learn how to tame and train, be a fair leader.  You can do this!

An adult burro size donkey is seriously strong and agile. Donkeys have peripheral vision can see behind them without turning their heads. Donkeys can kick with accuracy and strength. Your safety is number 1.

Please remember after taking Donkey 101 & 102 if you need personal coaching and consulting I am here to support you. Order donkey training and donkey halters, lead lines, and more in our store at Donkey Whisperer Farm ®.

 

Melody Johnson

Donkey Whisperer Farm ®

Hay For Sale Sequim


The Donkey Whisperer Farm ® grows and sells premium weed-free orchard hay. Each bale is two strands at 65 pounds to 75 pounds, $10.00 per bale. We proudly provide a testing analysis sheet of sugar and protein for your animal’s health.

When is our hay ready for pickup?

As soon as the weather hits seventy-five plus degrees for at least five days.  We have had hay available in May,  June, July, and August.  Many years we get three cuttings and all of our hay sells out fast.  We do not deliver.

Call Scott & Melody Johnson to purchase hay:

8115 Old Olympic HWY, Sequim, WA 98382

Melody Johnson (360) 620-5868

Scott Johnson (360)  620-2636

 

 

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


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.

Read The Story

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.