Category Archives: Parelli

Highland The Flying Horse With His Owner Linda Parelli

highland and linda


I was able to attend the 1st Parelli horseanality/humanaity course in Feb of 2014 and get my certification. I met Linda in person and her beautiful horse Highland. He has come so very far in such a short time. If you would like to work with me to help you understand how best to train your donkey, horse or mule’s personality and how I train you to train your equine I am excited to work with you.  Select Donkey Whisperer Farm Our store to sign up for classes. I AM NOT A PARELLI INSTRUCTOR AND I DO NOT TEACH PARELLI. I teach my methods, based on staying safe, having a leadership plan and not drilling or using old cowboy techniques for training, I teach you how to train the way the equine learns from his/her own species. Example, body language, timing, voice, and reward for a try to correct when naughty or aggressive.

Working with equine is dangerous you need a plan to stay safe. I enjoy teaching the owner how to lead and train their equine to pick up the hoof calmly for the trimmer/farrier. Come when called on the pasture, walk when you walk, back up when you back up, send into the stall, pasture or horse trailer. Never bite, strike, kick or fight with you the leader. Equine respect the leader of their herd naturally and if we humans are just throwing the hay over the fence and not staying in the leadership role we are teaching them that they are they leader.

Please never leave the halter on as the halter can cause death and self-mutilation. Learn how to call your donkey, horse or mule and have them come to you like a dog. :)

How Can I Train You From My Computer To Your Computer Anywhere In The World To Train Your horse, donkey or Mule?

Select DONKEY WHISPERER FARM and select Testimoinals.

How can I reach Melody?

Send me an e-mail or call me at (360) 620-5868 I am now taking home visits in the Sequim, Port Angeles, area. After our new farm is completed I will have on-site classes on the Donkey Whisperer Farm in Sequim, WA.

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Melody working Lily in the outdoor arena

Melody working Lily in the outdoor arena


Rio the mammoth donkey and Melody bitless riding

Rio the mammoth donkey and Melody bitless riding





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Looking For Help With Your Donkey, Mule or Horse?

Looking For Help With Your Donkey, Mule or Horse?






I provide worldwide virtual coaching, consulting and training from my computer to your computer. We use skype, your video’s, my videos and I will help you with basic social skills, saddle fitting, hay, diet, building a farm plan and a safe site for your equine to live. The sky is the limit.

I am excited to share I am now certified in Horseanality/Humanlity.

What does this mean for you? I can help you determine if your equine (horse, donkey or mule) is an extrovert or introvert and create a custom training plan you can use to train your equine yourself. No need to travel or send them off to a trainer. Donkeys, horses and mules learn best from the human they trust and adore with great leadership skills and no abuse, I can teach you how to stay safe and not abuse your equine, stay a leader 100% of the time. I am Not A Parelli Trainer, I do not teach Parelli.

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Ready to start coaching with me?

Select select our store to sign up for coaching sessions, the first 15 minutes is free.  I am taking a few more students now.  We work together once a week and I give you homework, back together the next week. I am flexible one session at a time or a break in the cost if you purchase 10 sessions.

You can do this!

Select testimonials as I have helped people in France, Norway and all over the world from the comfort of my computer to your computer.  I teach my method to you on how to be a great leader and never drill, no more than 15 minutes per training exercise is your homework timeframe with your horse, donkey or mule as drilling never works. Equine need time to soak and think about what we taught them.

I ride my horse Miss Lily an extroverted fast quarter horse (a little Seattle Slew in her) and my introverted Mammoth donkey Rio with no bit and no spurs. I point to the horse trailer and they get in. Simple stuff, I will teach you how to be the leader for your equine without abuse.

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



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Parelli Horsenality/Humanality Course


I am excited to share I will be attending the Horseanlity/Humanality course with Linda Parelli and Dr. Handley in Ocala, Florida the end of this month.  I will be studying to understand the extrovert on steroids the donkey and of course all of the mules and horses.  This course will give me a deeper understanding of my students who I coach to train their donkeys, mules and horses.

If you would like a personal coach to help you work with your donkey, mule or horse give me a try. I work around your schedule.  Select Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC  to see how I can teach you to train your equine the basic social skills required to go on to do anything you want to do with your equine.


Interested in what I will be learning select the Parelli Chart for more details.


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



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Starting A Baby Horse, Donkey or Mule With Parelli

Starting A Baby Horse, Donkey or Mule With Parelli


Select Baby Foal Learning

I have been a  home student of Parelli since 2007 I highly suggest this program as it works for horses, mules and donkeys. Enjoy the video!

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



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Donkeys Come In Two’s

Thinking About Getting A Donkey?  We purchased Miss Lily my quarter horse mare at twenty months old, a baby Mammoth donkey, and a mini donkey in 2007.  With my information technology background and project management skills I began reading, and researching everything I could get my hands on to understand the donkey.  Select Donkeys Come In Two’s to read how I learned how important it is to always have two donkeys.  When they go to the vet take the donkey buddy with them, as the donkeys will stay calmer and heal faster. LILYLICKINGRIO Horses should never be left alone either as they are a herd prey animal and they need to have another equine to feel safe, lay down and get REM sleep, play etc., It has always been my plan to get my horse Miss Lily another horse due to the semi-truck accident in 2010 this goal was put on hold.  One day she will have a horse to be with as horses need horses and donkeys need donkeys.  Lily, Rio and Rocket Man all get along well but the boys (donkeys) are very close and Lily is kinda the third wheel.  Rio will groom Lily and Lily grooms Rio like book ends they are beautiful together and will always be close no doubt. RIOLILY2012JUNESUMMER

Trail walks with the donkeys we never leave one at home all alone

013 Experience has taught me the most as I do not work, I spend most of my time studying my horse and donkeys along with training them utilizing the Parelli home study program. I find the home study program level 1 to be a must have along with the rope halter, carrot stick and the horsenalities dvd for donkeys, horses and mules.  I am training Rio our Mammoth donkey 16’1 at the withers to ride with no bit and no spurs. melodyridingrio2013june Directly copied from the Parelli website –  The mules taught Pat the importance of reverse psychology, the principle of safety and comfort as the only real incentives, and developed in him more savvy on how to get a prey animal to want to perform. They also taught him about patience!  In 1980, Pat founded The American Mule Association.

Rio (9 months), Melody and Rocket Man (13) shortly after we purchased them DSCN1295

These boys bonded after Rio (9 months in photo) was weaned from his donkey mom.  Rocket Man was 13 years old when they bonded.


Two wild donkeys

Donkey3 OURBOYS2012PLAYINGriorocketman2012july Select Boys playing to watch youtube video. Can A Donkey Live Alone Without Another Donkey? Yes, of course but the donkey will not be in optimum health, will not be happy, will bray more and can get violent towards another animal species such as a goat, cow or sheep.  Why?  Well donkeys like to play tug, grab the neck of the donkey buddy and they are very intelligent much more than the horse as they can think all the time.  Donkeys get bored much faster than a horse.


Donkeys come in twos

Definitive Donkey

Lucky Three Ranch

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Horses, Donkeys and Mules Are Helping People With Disabilities

Friends of the Donkey Whisperer Farm,


Did you know that people with disabilities are being helped each and every day by getting to spend time with an equine?

Yes, some can only help groom them, feed and pet them, talk about their problems while others can actually ride even when they can not walk due to being paralyzed.  Equine are healers, sent by Jesus Christ to help us humans navigate this thing called life.

Resources for Riding With A Disability:


“My number one inspiration is Lauren Barwick Canadian Paralympian, 4 Star Parelli Professional”

Select Riding For Gold

Select Parelli offers 30 days free on-line training

People suffering from PTSD after serving in the war, sexual abuse, assault, and trauma

Select EAGALA  – Select What is equine assisted therapy?

Select Helping Troubled Teens


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



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Horses at Liberty

Originally posted on Savvy Design:

Check out this amazing liberty video from David Lichman!

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