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Training A Donkey, Horse or Mule


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I have rehabilitated donkeys, horses, mules and dogs. I understand the animals and how pain is a horrific way to teach any animal or human. 

How do I do this?

First I must build a relationship with the animal, tame the animal. Prove I am a leader without abuse. I have techniques to stay safe. Abuse is never needed to train.

The brain cannot learn under stress. Please remember old school training uses pain. Pain will cause you more problems down the road with equine. Please do not use this old cowboy training. People and animals learn when they are safe and calm. Not when under fear and pain.

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Donkeys and some mules not all will never forget anything you teach them. A new person they will pretend to know nothing. Interesting.

Please learn how to train another way. I am excited to teach you natural training. Fair leadership, you will be the leader and you will be safe. Never train the day the trimmer comes preparation is done before the trimmer or vet comes.

If you want to learn how to train a horse, donkey or mule you must learn how to control your emotions. Match the energy of the equine, have empathy and learn how to be plugged in 100% to your equine when you are with them. Release energy and wait for the equine to learn.

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Signs of Relaxation

Lick lips, blow out, cock a foot. These are signs of relaxation. Always end your Short training session on a good note. Never drill a donkey, horse or mule.

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Signs of stress,
Diarrhea water blowing out not just poop. Head high, tale tucked, or high. Back sunk in. Equine (introvert will lay down or not move the feet, they will not hear you eyes are glassed over). Extroverts will do anything to get away from the stressful situation including run over you.

Learning starts the minute we release! Get your timing down and stay ON DONKEY TIME. Life is relaxed and we are never in a hurry.

Preparation is the key to success in anything we do. Never drill any equine (horse, donkey or mule). Short training sessions that are quality will work the best and wait another day. End all training sessions with something the equine knows how to do. :)

Have a great day and remember your donkey, horse or mule is not a vehicle. They have personalities, emotions, fears and a past in most cases.

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Select OUR STORE for training anywhere in the world I teach you from the comfort of your home. We sell hand-made donkey halters to fit your donkey, and a little handmade artwork ON DONKEY TIME.

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

Melody Johnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC

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Why Do Donkeys, Mules and Horses Show Their Teeth?


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

Melody Johnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC

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Purple Lady Bugs In Hawaii – True or False?


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Lady bugs are not just cute and sweet looking they are incredibly hard-working to remove aphids and more from our precious plants in the garden. Nurseries sell them, these are a special treat to give the grand children to open the box and let them fly in the garden. Make a wish!

Our new farm has lady bugs flying around our fruit trees all day long. GOD has blessed us with our new land.

Thank you Jesus!

LADY BUGS HELP OUR GARDEN NATURALLY

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Flowers that attract ladybugs are:

Roses, Angelica Calendula Caraway Chives Cilantro Cosmos Dill Fennel Feverfew Marigold Statice Sweet Alyssum Yarrow and more.

 

How to keep your ladybugs?

Insecticides will kill ladybugs the same as they will kill harmful bugs. Place shallow bird baths near your garden, ladybugs need to drink too. You can also build ladybug houses to provide shelter for your ladybugs.

 When you receive your ladybugs, place them in the fridge for a six to eight hours.  The cool temperature will slow the ladybugs down. Open the container and let them awake for a few hours before letting them go to do their job in your garden.

Most important release at night! Dusk is the best time to release ladybugs as, again, they will be likely to fly off. Release them near the plants and water source.

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

Melody Johnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC

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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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Barb Wire Is Good For One Thing “Art”

Barb Wire Is Good For One Thing “Art”

If you have barb wire on your farm please remove ASAP.

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Select Red Brand Horse fence as this fence is safe for equine. Too big of holes in your fence will get a hoof stuck.

Make sure you get horse fence safe for horses, donkeys and mules. Never leave a halter flat or rope on any donkey, horse or mule when not in 100% attendance. Death or self-mutilation can be avoided. 

 

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

Melody Johnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC

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Mules Are No Longer The Beast Of Burden


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What is a Mule?

Mom is a horse, dad is a donkey

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

Melody Johnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC

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Straw Bale Garden


 

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

Melody Johnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC

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