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.

 

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.

On Donkey Time ® Sign


Are you looking for a Christmas present for the donkey lover in your life?  This is it! Take a look at my artwork, ON DONKEY TIME ® Steel Sign.  Order in our store.


On Donkey Time ® Sign

Order in our store 

The Making Of On Donkey Time ® Signs – Handmade In The U.S.A.

  1. Our Steel fabricator makes each On Donkey Time ® sign using 12 gauge thick steel. Next, each donkey receives a strong hanger welded on the back.
  2. The Powder Coating Team sandblasts each steel donkey.  Next, a beautiful gray base color is painted and baked into the steel donkey.
  3. Bringing the Donkey to Life; Our artist Skip Hand Airbrushes and paints each On Donkey Time ® sign.

Size 11″ x 16″

Weight 3 pounds

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Donkeys Licking Lips


Watch our miniature donkeys licking their lips after getting a nice big taste of lose free salt.

Do you see the donkey with the hoof wrapped? We were able to remove the pain and hoof abscess in three days. No need to call the vet or cut a hole out of the hoof. 

If your donkey is limping please order our abscess video.  The hoof abscess needs your attention immediately and is easy to fix if you have the instructions and items needed on-hand. Our video can be taken to the farm with you via any smart device connecting to the internet. ORDER IN OUR STORE 

Preventing colic is one of the most important things we can do for our stoic (will not show pain until it is too late) donkey. We provide lose free salt, clean water, and tested hay in a slow feeder.

If you are looking for a donkey halter made to fit a donkey, please go to our store. We provide outstanding quality and a perfect fit each time. Free shipping for all orders $150.00 or more in the U.S.A.

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Donkey Behavior


What’s Behind The Barn Door


Farm life is the best life! I love our farm, and all of the animals but let me be clear this is not the life for all humans. Our farm animals require twenty-four-seven care, seven days a week no exception.

Our farm is growing low sugar & protein hay and boy does this require some work. My husband Scott is a seriously physically fit middle-aged man, he is constantly lifting heavy items for the farm, moving hand lines, building fences, lifting heavy bales of hay. Did I tell you farming is hard work?

Farms Require Work!

* Farmers work full-time seven days a week, twelve moths out of the year.

*Farmers must have another full-time job to keep the farm alive.

*Farmers do not take vacations very often.

*Farmers must have passion for the farm and the animals.

*Farmers use their personal resources as its difficult to pay someone to run the farm.

*Farmers work in hot, cold, wet, windy, mudy and freezing weather all hours of the day.

*Farmers pray! Farmers pray for sunshine, rain, wind, and for favor to keep the farm running.

*Farms with animals require the farmer to provide food, water, shelter, fences, vet care, and basic husbandry of boring choirs such as picking up poop and composting at least 2 times a day. Picking poop out of the hooves at least three times a week for donkeys, mules and horses, no hoof, no equine.

*Farms require the owner to work full-time with very few breaks or trips away from the farm.

If you can agree to all of the issues above, hurry and get your farm up and running! Congratulations you are indeed a rare human, you are a hard worker and you are a farmer.

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

Melody Johnson

Donkey Whisperer Farm ®

Salt For Donkeys, Mules, and Horses


Riding Reins Long With A Leather Popper


Romal Riding Reins Yacht Rope Spanish Knot (30)

Donkey Whisperer Farm ® Quality Split Romal Soft Yacht Rope Riding Reins are Made with 3/8 black yacht rope. Thirty Spanish knots, a keeper to hold the reins in place, and a large black popper.  Slide the keeper on the reins for a perfect ride. Made by hand in the U.S.A.

Choose your length and color 8ft, 9ft, and 10ft. Spanish Knot Colors; Brown, Dark Blue, Pacific Blue, Black, Raspberry, Neon Green, orTan. Yacht rope will never mold or frail. Dirty? Wash in a bucket of warm soapy water and let dry.

The Spanish knots you see at various places on the reins add style and eye appeal. The romal rein is always the same length on each side when you hold it in your hand using the Spanish knot keeper. The large popper on the end of the reins is used as a training aide.

Romal Riding Reins Yacht Rope Spanish Knot (30)