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

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Donkey Was Found Lost In Sequim


Is this your donkey? 

Donkey is in the care of Center Valley Animal Rescue we are hoping the owner will come forward. Call Sara or Robert at 360 765-0598.

This is a very nice female standard size donkey.

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

Melody Johnson, owner/trainer

Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC

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Salt For Donkeys, Horses and Mules – Loose is better


 Most donkey, horse and mule owners may not think about salt.  Did you know that salt blocks were actually designed for cattle?  Cows have rough tongues that can easily lick the block.  A block of salt is better than nothing at all. The best is loose (granular) salt.

Donkeys, mules and horses have smoother tongues than a cow and may not actually get their needed amount of salt from a block.  They may end up biting the block in an attempt to get more, which can lead to teeth and jaw or tooth problems.  The equine suffering from salt- deficient may lick or chew on objects or may actually lick or eat dirt.

No worries about equine over consuming lose salt. Simply place in a separate container in the shelter or give a little at night. Your choice.

Melody Johnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC

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Please Do Not Hit A Donkey


PLEASE DON’T HIT ME

If hitting a donkey (or any animal for that matter) produced positive results there would be very few naughty or dangerous donkeys. Hitting does NOT work, in fact, hitting your donkey only makes EVERYTHING worse and you, the human, lose every time!!

Hitting a donkey creates a huge disconnect between you and the donkey. The donkey simply moves into a deeper state of indifference, distrust and resentment. And take our word for it, donkeys will remember if you have been cruel, unfair or a poor leader.

We have never met a donkey that was inherently mean and hateful! Donkeys that are simply naughty are usually frustrated that they are not being heard. Donkeys are continuously communicating with us and telling us how they feel, what matter s to them and what they are fearful of. Donkeys will always give us a warning, the question is are WE listening?

Donkeys that bite, kick or strike are in psychological pain, physical pain or a state of heightened fear. They don’t need a ‘strong hand’ or a ‘good whipping’ they need a human that understands herd mentality, donkey psychology and knows how to listen, be patient and is a confident leader.

Even in severe cases of being kicked or bitten always walk away! Don’t escalate the situation by striking back. If you react by hitting or kicking your donkey you are the only one that is going to get hurt (we have seen people break their hands and their toes). Regroup and make a plan. Don’t go back to your donkey until YOU understand donkey psychology, how to build mutual respect and the basics of natural, non-resistant horsemanship (donkeymanship).

The bottom line is: Learn, become a good leader and watch your donkey respond with respect and a willingness to please you.

Stay ON DONKEY TIME. Never drill, learn how to read your donkeys behavior. Check out our donkey rope halter/lead lines and Donkey 101 video on demand. Donkey 102 will be released summer of 2017.

For more information on training go to: www.donkeywhisperer.com

Source: Kelly Probst & Melody Johnson, Trainer

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

Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC

 

Donkey Rope Halter Yacht Rope, Brass Snap For Sale


The Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC is proud to provide custom donkey rope halters with matching lead lines made to fit your donkey. You can purchase our standard or mini donkey halter using our measurements or you can measure.  Each of our standard and mini donkey halters are adjustable to fit any mini or standard donkey from four-months to full-grown. If you would like to measure let us know we will send you the template to measure and our contractors will make your halter to fit your donkey, mule, or horse.

We offer the best donkey, mule or horse halters and lead lines in the world as we sell all new halters and lead lines with a lifetime warranty. Free shipping in the U.S.A. Ask us for a quote to ship anywhere in the world at our e-mail info@donkeywhisperer.com or visit us at www.donkeywhisperer.com.

Here is a photo of a custom standard size halter our contractors made.

The Donkey Whisperer Farm contractors work in the U.S.A. Each halter is custom-made with quality material. We sell a lifetime warranty with each new halter and lead line. Lead lines and halters come in mini, standard and Mammoth sizes. Lead lines come in 6ft, 9ft and 12ft.

  1. Yacht rope will never mold. Dirty? Wash in a bucket of warm soapy water and let dry. No mold! Yacht rope is soft and will last a lifetime.
  2. Brass screw on snap for training your donkey and to add a longer or shorter lead line quickly.
  3. A leather popper on the end of the lead line to touch your donkey in training not hit your donkey.

Please never leave any halter on your donkey while not in 100% attendance to avoid death or self-mutilation. We teach the owner how to train the donkey. Select Donkey 101 video on demand.

Melody Johnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC

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Wild Donkeys


IN THE WILD

Today we hold in our hearts and in our thoughts the last of the Wild Burros of the Western United States. It is estimated that only 8000 genetically pure wild burros remain in five States. An icon of the wild west and a keystone species of the desert, America would not be what it is today without the Wild Burro.

Please, when possible, be a voice against the systematic destruction of these beautiful creatures by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and please send your prayers.

This photo was taken in 2016 of a wild jenny and her foal at Alamo Lake State Park, Arizona.

Thank you,
Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC

Source: Kelly Probst

Melody Johnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC

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Apples and Pears Are Ripe In Sequim, WA


Friends of the Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC

Apple Season has arrived! As great as they may be for humans this is not great for the domesticated Donkey, Mule or Horse. In fact this may cause DEATH from Colic and/or a huge amount of stress, tears, vet cost or even burying the beloved equine (Donkey, horse or mule).

Never feed grass clippings or bread to your horse, donkey or mule. PLEASE NEVER FEED ANOTHER ANY ANIMAL THAT IS NOT YOUR ANIMAL. Some animals have a form of insulin resistance, most must have a slow change of diet or they can founder, hoof rots out abscess or colic or worse die. 

Select grass clipping

Donkeys, Horses and Mules get Sick, belly aches and gas from eating too many apples! Eating too much human food can increase their risk for colic.

Select Apples and Pears

 

 

Source: Apples and Pears

God Bless You And Your Family Two And Four-Legged!

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Hay For Sale Sequim, WA


Organic no pesticides – Orchard/Alfalfa Mix 70 pound bale

All of our hay is dry and safe in the shelter.
Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC
360 620-5868 Melody & Scott Johnson 360 620-2636
8115 Old Olympic Hwy, Sequim, WA 98382

 

Please do not feed alfalfa hay to donkeys.

The desert equine the donkey is a easy keeper. Alfalfa will slowly kill your donkey. In the future we will sell 100% orchard hay tested to come in below 10% sugar. This is beautiful clean fresh hay and it’s stored in a dry space.

God Bless You And Your Family Two And Four-Legged!

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