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Video On Demand “Donkey 101” Trains The Owner To Train The Donkey


BIG NEWS!

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The photo above was drawn specifically for Melody Johnson to provide promotional education to save the life of donkeys. Sadly a donkey who has no training is at risk for sales, auction and slaughter. Please share this blog post as you could be saving a donkey’s life. A big thank you to Jeff Elison, you can find his christian drawings on facebook. 

Donkey Whisperer Farm is proud to announce Donkey 101 Online Training Video Course, the first in a series of online training courses by Trainer Melody Johnson.

Donkey 101 teaches the fundamentals of resistance-free, natural training for you and your donkey. Donkey 101 offers a holistic training approach that includes insight and guidance into donkey psychology, emotion and behavior. Donkey 101 focuses on unique and proven techniques that train you, the owner, to train your donkey so you and your donkey enjoy a balanced, positive and rewarding relationship.

Donkey 101 includes 19 instructional videos and a PDF highlighting the vital aspects of donkey training for just $59.99. Videos include such topics as, building trust, staying on donkey time, teaching your donkey to catch you, introverts vs extroverts, teaching your donkey “walk-on and “whoa”.

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

Melody Johnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC

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Check Out Our New Website DONKEY WHISPERER FARM


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Melody Johnson with Rio Johnson the Mammoth donkey 16’2 hands tall and ten years old.

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

Melody

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Got Donkeys In Your Life?


Donkeys Can Be Slow To respond, Slow To Move Usually, Not Always. EXTROVERT VS INTROVERT “Donkeys need us humans to become a person with a plan, most importantly a human the donkey can respect and follow as a fair leader.  A leader who will never abuse the donkey ever.

Source: Got Donkeys In Your Life?

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Welcome Spring 2016, Donkey Whisperer Farm Our Hay Is Growing


Hello sweet friends,

All of the animals on the Donkey Whisperer Farm are happy! Spring is here, the birds are making nests, hay is growing. Donkeys are singing, (extroverts), our horses are starting to seriously play horse games and napping.  Note; only a safe equine will lay down and get some much-needed REM sleep. The warmth of the sun is vital to all of us. I am pleased to share I have started a small fruit orchard and a very small flower bed. Scott finally let me have a few flowers, yes I have a little lavender. We will be selling our first and only cutting of alfalfa, orchard mixture the end of June, first week of July 2016. We can not feed this hay to our donkeys. Alfalfa is too hot for donkeys. Donkeys evolved in the desert, requiring hay to be tested to come in below 10% sugar content.

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Big news!

I now have my first apprentice working with me. My apprentice is helping me start our rescue mare (Saddlebred) as I am not physically able to get on and off, I have done all the ground work to give her the opportunity to learn, she is no longer afraid of her own shadow. I am physically legally disabled for the rest of my life, the car accident left me with serious pain, spasms, feet go numb and hip pain. NEVER GIVE UP! If you are suffering with chronic pain I am truly sorry.  Pain sucks…. Pain will destroy your life if you let it. I refuse to give up, GOD in Jesus Christ name gives me the strength to keep moving on. As I age no doubt my back pain will increase, my physical therapy is the farm now in lieu of the gym. Thank you Jesus. Remember a body in motion stays in motion.

This horse came to me seriously troubled, biting, urinating, striking, bug eyes, head high, tale high and could not think. She has lost a good inch off her back now as she is relaxed most of the time. I expect to have her in the saddle by mid summer or the end. I am a world-wide trainer of owners of donkeys, mules and horses. The most important lesson I teach is to wait another day when the equine is fearful or stressed. No one can learn when they are stressed. Make sure you are 100% a fair leader, always a leader with a plan. The soaking, relaxation is vital to the success of training your donkey, horse or mule.

I have moved Rio our Mammoth donkey into a combo snaffle and wow is he amazing. Why? I trained him to ride with just the rope halter, my voice, legs, wearing the bit is never about hurting the equine. Keep training lessons short. Never drill. Always end your training session with something the donkey, horse or mule knows how to do. I am working to prepare Rio to pull a cart. Our farm in Sequim, WA is touching three major highways, paved roads. I need to make sure I have 100% breaks in case of an emergency when cart pulling. Cart pulling is serious business you must have your equine trained in all areas of safety, walk-on, whoaa, etc., before pulling a cart as they can and do flip over.

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If you would like help training your donkey, horse or mule I am now accepting new students. I teach anywhere in the world from my computer to your computer. Select Donkey Whisperer Farm training Testimonials to see how virtual coaching works. I train you to train your equine, I teach you how to understand a naughty donkey, mule or horse or a fearful equine. Big difference along with the personality of your equine and your personality. We must match the energy with no abuse. Then we need to control our emotions and energy and remember this is no big deal. Equine are great teachers of life.

When we change everything changes, family, friends, job, and most importantly our relationship with our equine. Boundaries are vital to a healthy successful relationship of any kind. A great relationship takes time to build trust. If you remove trust from your horse, donkey or mule you will have a very difficult time being a leader. Equine are looking for a leader not an abuser. Never let anyone hurt your equine ever. No twitching or any other form of barbaric training is needed ever! 

Select Our Store to order coaching, training, consulting time with Melody Johnson, one-on-one. You can purchase gift certificates for artwork, training, Donkey Halter to fit a donkey’s head not a horse.

 

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If you live close by contact me by e-mail and reserve your hay. Hay will be contracted out cost us money to have the hay baled. I am selling for $8.00 per 70 pound bale. Pick right off the field and save money.

Next year we will start growing tested to come in below 10% sugar, Orchard hay weed free.

We expect to get 350 to 400 bales at 70 pounds each. You do not want to miss this local hay in Sequim, WA. We have owned our land three years now and for the past three years no chemicals have been placed on our farm. We are adding compost from our donkeys and horses and the hay is growing fast. By the end of June our hay will be taller than our five foot fences. Wow!

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

Melody Johnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC

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Finally I Have My Dream Horse, Donkey or Mule Now I Need A Saddle


Dear friends of the Donkey Whisperer Farm,

Yesterday as I opened my e-mail I was surprised to find an e-mail from Mr. William Healey, a writer at Horse.com sharing how much he enjoys reading my blog and FB page.  Mr. Healey shared a link with me explaining how to measure and fit a western saddle to your horse. Boy could I have used this in 2008 when I first purchased a western Billy Cook saddle for my palomino quarter horse mare Miss Lily.  I now own a beautiful western saddle that fits my body perfectly but not hers. After a few trail rides I started to notice sores and then white hairs.  I grew up trail riding western and I was determined to make my beautiful western saddle with bling (silver) fit my horse. “I even hired a saddle fitter and we shimmed my western saddle but in the end sadly nothing worked to make the saddle fit her for my four-hour trail rides and the worst part was I lost $1,400.00. Now the saddle sits in the barn collecting dust a huge waste of money and time.”

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Things I learned The Hard Way

1.  Never purchase a saddle because you think it is pretty.

2. Never purchase a saddle before fitting your donkey, horse or mule.

3. Never purchase a saddle before making sure your bum fits in it. As a kid I can tell you I just hopped on and rode I did not have to think about saddle fitting as a middle-aged woman everything changed.

 

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Here is the e-mail

Hello, Melody

My name is Bill Healey, and I am the content writer for Horse.com. I was searching for article ideas on an assortment of topics related to western riding and just riding in general when I came across your post, “Rio’s New Custom Fitted Saddle Australian Saddle“, from July 2013 on the Donkey Whisperer Farm Blog. Love your site and the Facebook page! I think you discuss everything there is to cover about how wonderful donkeys and mules can be; I don’t often come across great topics like this. I also enjoyed how your website was the perfect blend of entertaining and informative. Last year we created a guide to measuring and fitting western saddles that your readers may find helpful. The article covers everything from how to fit the saddle the horse, fit the saddle for the rider, how to properly evaluate the saddle on the horse and how to avoid common saddle fitting mistakes.

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I think some of your readers could potentially find the guide pretty useful and, hopefully, entertaining.

Keep up all the great work,

Bill Healey

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Perhaps one day Horse.com will ask me to write for them?

You never know as more and more people are interested in riding a safe ride and the mammoth donkey is one safe ride.  All the photos were taken today as I got on and rode Rio around the new farm. No tune up necessary, not the same case with my horses.

Why is no tune up necessary for the donkey?

Donkeys never forget anything ever! Donkeys are smart and donkeys are into self-preservation, they know how to do the job we humans teach them they are really, really smart, I say smarter than most humans.

Why do you think they use the donkeys and mules at the Grand Canyon?

Safety is number one!  Not all mules make it to the Grand Canyon rides as personality, spirit level and training is a huge factor.

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Rio is the ambassador for the Mammoth donkey as he has the perfect conformation and personality. I ride Rio with no bit, just a rope halter I trained him on the ground with my voice and words.

 

I am a world-wide virtual coach, consultant and trainer of the owner of donkeys, mules and horses. If you are stuck with your equine and need a fresh set of eyes and creative ideas to help get you back to your goals and dreams give me a try the first forty-five minutes to meet and greet is free. I have helped over eighty people since surviving the semi-truck accident in 2010. All were free until Jan 1st, 2014 when I started my new business Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC.

If you would like to learn how virtual coaching works take a look at my website and store. Select DONKEY WHISPERER FARM, LLC to see if virtual coaching will work for you.

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

Melody

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