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

Posts from the ‘2012’ category

After An Almost Fatal Car Accident – What Comes Next?


 

I try really hard to not be a victim, not be a whiner, not be a person who cries on my blog about the pain and suffering I endure daily from surviving an almost fatal car accident while riding as passenger.  I try really hard to keep my blog positive and stay focused to my purpose of creating the Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC business. I have no doubt GOD has me here for a reason. Perhaps my story will inspire you to never give up, let Jesus Christ hold you up when you are tired. Seems GOD created us to have free will. For some of us this is harder as we want to trust GOD but we begin recycling the problem, pain, money, suffering and then in exhaustion we cry out to GOD for help. I have learned to ask GOD for everything even a parking spot. 

My purpose; Helping the donkeys, mules and horses have a better life showing people resistance free training (without pain) is not only possible it is the best way to train equine this is indeed my purpose. 

Guess what I have learned while on this journey of teaching the owner or caretaker to train the donkey, mule or horse? 

It’s all about you! The donkey has sized you up in a matter of seconds.

  1. Abuser or bully
  2. Treat Dispenser
  3. Fair Leader Who Can Be Trusted

Remember the journey of life is short. We must not take a single day for granted at any moment everything can change. Change is what makes us grow. Change is terrifying without faith. Faith is something we feel we do not see. God asks us to trust him first. Next we must make a move. Show our faith. Most of the time after we do this we must wait. I think the waiting is a testing time. God is looking to see if we are real and will we trust him. I can tell you if you do not stop trusting GOD and live your life with gratitude, forgiveness to those who have harmed you and mostly yourself. Your life will explode with possibilities even you could never dream of. God is amazing! We humans are simply here to leave our finger print mark, a place for others to see we were here on the planet. Each of us has gifts and talents unique to what GOD has gifted us to do. The key is learning to trust what we love to do and then go do it.  Sometimes volunteering before expecting to work and earn money in a new profession is needed.

Shine your light bright for the entire world to see and never forget the moment you step out in life the critics will appear. Why? Some people simply are not going to like some people. It’s called life. Do not let this stop you from your dreams. These people have their own paths to take. Reminder it’s not about trying to please people. It’s about pleasing GOD. Say I am sorry and mean it when we make a mistake with another living human or animal and try not to repeat the behavior. We must try to work on ourselves it is the only thing we can truly change ourselves.  Forgive quickly. Live in the moment just like the animals.

All work with no relaxation or play is exhausting. Living in our busy world takes balance, planning and time management skills. We must take the time we need to recharge our batteries. Prayer is like talking to your very best friend it’s easy. Lord I know you are there in heaven. I need your protection, guidance and favor without you I am nothing. Sounds simple but many of us forget we must talk to GOD each day, never skip a day.

Our attitude is probably one of the most important things we can change; also one of the most difficult to change when enduring pain and suffering.  If we can learn to control our attitude we can create a massive chain reaction moving us into the life we want to create, share, enjoy and pass down as our legacy after we leave these human bodies.  I cry out for GOD to help me change my attitude as I don’t believe I am strong enough to tackle my attitude without Jesus Christ helping me.  Each of us has one life to live and it is our responsibility as adults to figure out our special gifts and talents and enjoy what we are given no matter how unfair it all seems.

I worked really hard to wait. GOD helped me wait and I could see the equine in the video camera surveillance as we have these in the stalls and pastures.

I could not put any weight on my pelvis for 90 days. The first thing I did after the car accident with the help of the walker was go see my horse and donkeys. Never give up!

Sadly I suffer from chronic pain daily, hourly since the almost fatal car accident in the spring of 2010. I just don’t understand why any person should have to have this kind of pain and suffering day in and day out.  Praying GOD releases me from pain and heals my body to 100% restoration, for now I must keep my head up and live life grateful most days I am pretty good. I am indeed a reminder to never invoke pain and suffering on any human or animal is truly awareness that I am trying to teach with GOD’s help I have indeed touched you in some way.  You will then make an attitude change and stop abuse of humans and animals as each of us is exactly in the right place to help others enjoy life.  Please do not let anyone abuse a human or animal. You can stop abuse!  God has planted you in the exact time and place to help another living animal or person. REMEMBER this could be you and you need a person to pay it forward. We get from life what we put into it, darkness or light. What do you chose? 

Yesterday was a hard day had another back spasm so bad again and I really don’t know why.  The metal in my pelvis messes everything up when I walk, bend, sit and stand and yet without the metal in my pelvis I would surely not be able to walk so it is a double edge sword one I work on mentally every single hour I am awake.

Writing is very therapeutic as it helps me help you.  Sadly, many of us live in isolation in this great big world, we think we are the only person suffering. Most people suffer it is the world we live in. Trying to live in the moment and help others is always a way to help us heal.

I share these very personal feelings in hopes my pain and suffering helps another human or animal not suffer so much.  GOD uses everything negative to help others and I pray my transparency helps you and gives you the courage to enjoy your life and push past the fears that are holding you back to enjoy this precious life.

Each of us has the same amount of time in each day and yet some people complete so very much more than others.  These are the interesting and perplexing thoughts that come into my mind all the time.  If you have survived trauma GOD has a reason to keep you here on earth.  GOD uses each of us to be a light in the dark for others. Never forget that GOD is good and he wants all his children to surrender to him with a simple prayer.

Please never ever abuse your donkey, horse or mule.  Please never abuse any human or animal and if you see abuse open your mouth and help the victim animal or human. You are a human angel. No other person can do what you can do as GOD has planted you in the perfect location. The key is to look for opportunities to be a blessing to others even when we are exhausted.

Please understand pain is not the answer to training horses, mules and donkeys.  Take the time it takes to train your equine after all you are the smart human they are just domesticated animals forced to live in the environment you created for them. Pain and suffering makes certain personalities of humans and animals fight back harder and one day the result can be deadly. Working with equine is a dangerous sport. Please be sure you have a great coach or trainer to teach you how to be a fair leader without abuse. Your family, work, and relationships all around you will flourish when you learn how to control your emotions. Animals are always looking for a leader not an abuser. People cannot learn anything from a bully. Please learn natural resistance free training techniques.

Here I am standing  in the Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC office. Dreams do come true! Never give up!!!!

Be grateful for your life and what GOD has given you!  Do not treat your animals like prisoners in lieu of a partner.  If your horse, donkey or mule won’t come to you when you step into their world perhaps it’s time for you to figure out why? Sounds like a relationship problem and guess what outstanding relationships take time, prayer and patience.

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

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Do You Know What Plants Are Poisonous For Your Horse, Donkey or Mule?


OLD POST – 2012

Owning a small farm is a dream come true as I had been praying to GOD to own a horse again since I was a teenager, GOD answered my prayers in my late forties.  I am here to say “Nothing is impossible with GOD in Jesus Christ precious name” living on a  farm is indeed a gift from GOD and I am forever grateful for GOD’s favor and blessings. It is my pleasure to share information and a few photos with you. Enjoy!

Rio our mammoth donkey age 6 with Rocket Man our mini donkey age 18, 2012

Watching our beloved equine do one of their most favorite things, graze and munch away on good clean low sugar hay is a wonderful thing, it is truly a blessing.   For me listening to them chomp away on safe low sugar hay has a similar relaxation feeling as listening to the ocean as it calms my soul.   The farm girl is forever deep instilled in my soul, thank you Jesus.

 Here are a few links for Western Washing toxic plants:

Western Washington Poisonous Plants

More toxic plants

Horses Deadly Plants

Horses Deadly Plants A-Z

Red maple treeDeadly to equine

Tansy Ragswort Weed – Highly Toxic

Lupins are beautiful but deadly to equine

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

Melody

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If You Look Around Your Personal Life


You Can Be A Warrior For Jesus Christ, A Human Angel For A Human Or Animal Or On A Great Day Both!

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You can be a human angel to help another human or animal in need. You can be a human angel and I promise you will feel better about your self than buying yourself more stuff.

The day before Thanksgiving a man who was installing a new door in our kitchen came. He was an angel to me as I have been trying to get the doors finished since August of 2013. I wanted to enjoy our home of 13 years finished before placing it on the market in the spring.

He was working for me and I was preparing the food for our family, cooking home-made stuffing with sweet sausage, green apples, butter and onions. Oh so good and easy. Then I made home-made cranberries sauce, sugar, vanilla bean, o.j. and real ginger.

“The man was working on the new door right next to the stove, he kept saying wow that smells good.”  I said Thank you I do this for my family so much better than the stove top stuffing. I asked him what he was doing for Thanksgiving with his family?  He said his mother in law lives with him as she is dying of a rare bone cancer. His wife is in Seattle all day with her to get chemo. He said he has two teenage children and he has no idea what they will eat.

A tear started to slide out my eye. You see in 2010 I was hit by a semi-truck and I am disabled but I work hard to not let anyone notice it I have three large screws in my pelvis and my life has never been the same.

When he finished the door I had finished these two dishes and another dish. He gave me the paper work to sign stating I was happy with his work from home depot. I handed him a large paper bag full of food to take home to his family for Thanksgiving, he shook my hand and was shaking. He said thank you and GOD bless you and I said the same. He left and I felt so good. Giving is always such a great thing it is the way we were created to give and receive and be helpful to the people in need right under our noses.

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

Melody

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Looking For A Cool (NOT SO HOT) Fly Mask?


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Photo is from Walk With Donkeys In Crete  check out this site.  Amazing work being done here!

Here on the Donkey Whisperer Farm we do not have a fly problem as we use fly predators and we compost two times a day, ensuring to keep the compost a ways away from the pasture and paddock.  Compost turns into black gold for the garden.

I suggest trying the fringe fly mask as this one does not go over the ears and is Not too hot 🙂

Photo of full fly mask over the ears

 I would never put this on my equine too hot and claustrophobic 

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

Melody

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Stop Donkey Roping – Please Sign The Petition


Jason Owen of Dos Gringos Productions: DONKEY ROPING MUST BE STOPPED

  1. Why do cowboys rope donkeys?

Donkeys are much slower than a cow when scared.  So this is easy practice as the donkey unlike the cow will stand still and freeze or move slow making it easy and fun to dominate the poor donkey.  Donkeys can run and do sometimes but usually when under serious stress they stand and the cowboy enjoys practicing roping on the donkeys.  Additionally, when the cowboy can not catch the donkey they rope them and drag them behind an A.T.V. or their horse as donkeys when scared as stated above freeze this is abuse and must stop.  Please re-blog!

2. Donkey roping is torture

Not only does it inflict serious damage to donkeys physically, but also causes mental trauma. Physical damage includes rope burns to the legs and neck, crushed tracheae, broken legs and death. Donkeys often become difficult to handle and extremely fearful of people after being roped.  “Donkeys suffer from PTSD after this event and sometimes can never ever trust a human again. ” Melody Johnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm.”

I personally do not like to watch anything being roped, not a cow, a goat and most defiantly not a sweet donkey.  How about you what do you think about donkey roping?

Please select Sign The Petition

Resources:

Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue

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

Melody

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Straight from the Horse's Heart

By STEPHANIE STROM of the New York Times

Inept U.S. Government Decision Baffles Experts

Let the Cruelty CommenceThe United States Department of Agriculture is likely to approve a horse slaughtering plant in New Mexico in the next two months, which would allow equine meat suitable for human consumption to be produced in the United States for the first time since 2007.

The plant, in Roswell, N.M., is owned by Valley Meat Company, which sued the U.S.D.A. and its Food Safety and Inspection Service last fall over the lack of inspection services for horses going to slaughter. Horse meat cannot be processed for human consumption in the United States without inspection by the U.S.D.A., so horses destined for that purpose have been shipped to places like Mexico and Canada for slaughter.

Justin DeJong, a spokesman for the agriculture department, said that “several” companies had asked the agency to re-establish inspection of horses for slaughter…

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When Life Is Too Hard – Hold On To GOD’s Promise


We must never forget that most of life is about praying, waiting, dreaming, having faith and then one day GOD answers our prayers and we move to the next level.

Blogging has become a way for GOD to wipe my tears, recharge my mind, plant a dream and finally write down what I see in faith.  Big difference between faith and pushing to get something my way without including GOD in my plans.  I have learned the hard way that GOD wants to be part of every single inch and detail of my life.  GOD does not want me to pray only when I am desperate and nowhere else to go, give GOD a try nothing else to do.  GOD wants me to pray each morning after I open my eyes, during the day, before I get in the car, before I go to sleep.  GOD wants to be the most important part of my life and GOD does not like to be second or the last plan he wants to be driving our life.

GOD wants us to share how GOD helped us, How he did what no other human could ever do

GOD loves all his children and GOD is a GOD of Justice and Mercy.  GOD can make the mountains crumble, GOD can restore what has been betrayed, broken, destroyed and make new again.  GOD can not make us love GOD as he gave us free will, if we choose not to believe in GOD how can we expect GOD to release the angels from heaven to go to work for us.

When life is just too hard, everything has went wrong our mind, bodies and soul seems to be physically defeated this is when we must dig in, Hold on to GOD’s Promise and never give up  as GOD is in control of his children.   We are not in control over much other than the ability to pray and have faith Jesus will hold our right hand and make a miracle, crooked roads straight.  We must never forget GOD’s children are to lend not borrow we have been given favor to help others.

When we are weak and shattered this is the time GOD can use us to help others, it’s really hard to use us humans if we think we never need GOD.  This is the time when GOD can show up and show off to share with the world he is the great I AM.  GOD can show the world what GOD accomplished not what we accomplished.  No human can do what GOD can do.

Prayers For Hard Times

The Lord causes my enemies who rise up against me to be defeated before my face; they shall come out against me one way and flee before me seven ways.  DEUTERONOMY 28:7

And my people shall never be put to shame.  Joel 2-26

I am just a person I shall live by faith.  HABAKKUK 2:4 (NKJV)

He Spoke to them, saying, Take Courage!  I AM Stop being afraid!  Matthew 14:27

It is GOD’s desire that I be free from all anxiety and distressing care.  1 Corinthians 7:32

Consider the lilies, how they grow.  They neither (wearily) toil nor spin nor weave; yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory (his splendor and magnificence) was not arrayed like one of these.  Luke 12:27

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

Melody

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If We Get Quiet and Pray GOD Will Tell Us What Is Next In Life


Howdy,

My 50th birthday was going to be in Maui, Hawaii or at a minimum some place dry and warm as I am a planner, I  had been thinking about this big milestone birthday since I turned forty.  Sadly just weeks before my 50th birthday I found myself fighting for my life in Harborview hospital, Seattle, WA intensive care.   My 50th birthday sucked and was horrific I will never ever forget my 50th birthday.

Just weeks before the trauma hit with the semi truck I was planning a huge surprise 50th birthday party for my husband.   I had a fun party space with old cars, motorcycles, Elvis stuff, music, catering planned out and I was going to have a brand new Harley Davidson motorcycle sitting in the party spot with his name on it.  I had called many of our life time friends and family and it was to be a huge deal.  Just a few weeks before the accident GOD placed a heavy weight on my heart to not do the party cancel it, I have learned to listen to the nudges of Jesus so I cancelled the party.  Received all my money back and took my husband to pick out his Harley many months before his big 50th b-day, it was indeed the right thing to do as GOD knew what was coming and I did not.  I took my husband to get his Harley just weeks before the semi truck accident and three months before his birthday, chilling how GOD works. GOD is amazing.

Interesting thing; when I think back to this event I would pray and GOD placed a heavy burden of pain and suffering over my body, “I felt like my husband was weeping, crying and in great sadness.”  I thought something horrific was going to happen within his family as his parents are aging, this sixth sense I was feeling was all about me.   I did not know it was me that would be the cause of my husbands tears, loss and stress but this I can share I knew something horrific was going to happen and I knew he would need a great escape.  A Harley was something he had wanted since he was a young boy just like I had wanted a horse since I was a young girl.  Since my husband made my dreams come true I wanted to make his dreams come true.

What if I was too busy to not pray and get quiet every day? GOD could have never ever given me the sixth sense I needed to take care of my husband.  Remember to always take time for GOD, make time for GOD as he knows everything that is best for his children.  GOD is amazing.

Me & my husband on his 52nd Birthday 2012

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

Melody

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