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

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37,000 Views In 2012 – Happy New Year!


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Thank you for reading my blog, thank you for caring about our most precious world and all the donkeys, horses and mules needing your attention. Thank you for sharing your blog, website, facebook, twitter, and youtube pages!  Most of all thank you for your continued support, relationship and friendship as so many of you have touched my heart.  Thank you for your prayers and kind words it is an honor to share the word of GOD, please remember to never give up as GOD will never give up!  

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On a personal note:

I have been writing on my blog for three years now in between trying to get my life back one day at a time after surviving a life threatening car accident (semi-truck) while riding as a passenger.

Blogging is a wonderful way to stay connected to our most precious world and share free information to help people and animals.

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With just a couple of clicks of your computer you have helped a donkey, horse or mule have a better life, ahh the power of the internet.  

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

Melody

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Here’s an excerpt:

The Donkey Whisperer Farm Blog had 37,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 9 Film Festivals!!!!

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Most Popular Topic I’ve Written About Is GOD


Do you know what the name of the plant is above?  Hint this plant blooms in the shade from January to late April in the Pacific Northwest. 

Thought I would share these new stats I just received from Word Press.  GOD in Jesus Christ precious name is number one, GOD is amazing!  Perhaps this is your first time reading my blog I would like to say thank you.  I am a survivor of a semi truck smashing into the passenger door of my GOD mother’s vehicle after she ran a stop sign.  If you  have time select  GOD created a miracle for me and my family to catch up.  GOD can do the same for you, never give up, the bible is still my favorite book. I started serious blogging after the semi truck accident in 2010.  GOD is amazing.

I am alive and walking and very grateful to GOD to have my husband, family (two and four-legged), my brain, and my legs as I am not in a wheel chair at this time no idea what will happen to me into my senior years as the three large screws surgically inserted in my pelvis are not coming out.  I give all the glory to Jesus Christ and I give all my worries to GOD as he can fix all things I need tot worry.

Every day is a new opportunity to enjoy life we must never give up and remember GOD is holding his children’s right hand.  If you’re thinking life is just too hard give GOD a try he loves you.

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Remember no matter what you are facing GOD in Jesus Christ precious name can help you!  GOD is amazing!!!!

Why Is My Donkey Chasing My Cows?


Howdy,

Donkeys NEED a strong playmate to grab ahold of the neck, play tug with a food bowl and chase after.  Donkeys are not horses they are donkeys and they play different from the horse.  If you have a herd of cows and a donkey chasing after them I would say your donkey is bored and more than likely young and has no donkey to play with he/she is bored to death. 

Never leave a donkey with baby sheep, goats or baby cows as the donkey can get bored and pick up the youngster by the neck “donkeys play really rough and can kill the animal not big enough to defend itself.”  Donkeys are not being crazy or mean they are just doing what donkeys do playing, they need a play mate that can play the way Donkeys play.  Check out my youtbue video Size Does Not Matter to see how donkeys play.

Ideas To Stop This Behavior – Remember Donkeys Are Thinkers and They Get Bored Easy

1.  Make sure your donkey has toys, black feed bowl or orange traffic cone – Donkeys like to play with their mouths all the time

2.  If your donkey is a Jack turn him into a John

3.  Please remember Donkeys go in two’s, get your donkey another donkey to play with and chase.  Never ever leave your donkey with an animal too small as donkeys are just being donkeys they play really rough with their mouths and grab the neck of the playmate.  This is why donkeys have such thick necks compared to the horse as donkeys grab the neck of another donkey.  My donkeys would never attempt to grab my horses neck. Why? She is a strong big horse not a donkey!  Smile.

Please share information and enjoy your donkeys as donkeys are most happiest with another donkey and remember Donkeys are indeed precious gifts from GOD.

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

Melody

http://www.donkeywhisperer.com

Look Where Your’e Going


Howdy,

Today was a milestone for me as my physical therapist told me I am strong enough to graduate from physical therapy, I have been in Physical therapy for almost two years, this car accident has been one of the most challenging things I have ever had to do in my life.  Surviving a semi truck accident is indeed a miracle from GOD; walking and not living in a wheel chair is indeed a miracle from GOD, having the strength and courage to persevere day after day when the pain does not go away is a miracle from GOD.  GOD has placed a gift in my mind “Look Where You Are Going” and never ever give up.  The photo above is me and my horse Lily before the semi truck accident, I love this photo it is a great memory.

Now the hard work begins as I must continue to do all the exercises on my own.   No more physical therapist providing me with new exercises, I must be the physical therapist for my body now, I must push myself when I am tired to keep going to the gym, my core must stay strong or pain and suffering will return in insane amounts. 

When I lift weights to keep my core strong I wear my ariat horse riding gloves to remember what my goals are and “look where I am going” as each day is indeed a gift from GOD. I like to touch things and see things to keep motivated “look where I’m going”  just like the cross I wear around my neck to call out to Jesus.  

No doubt we must always remember where we are going in life in order to get where we want to go.   I found this excellent article Look Where you’re Going explaining how horse, donkey and mule people must look where they are going in order to mirror with their four-legged ride.  Enjoy!

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

Melody

http://www.donkeywhisperer.com

Training Donkeys, Mules and Horses To Ride In The Horse Trailer


Howdy,

Did you know donkeys prefer to ride loose in a horse trailer? Yes indeed donkeys prefer to ride loose in a horse trailer with the added bonus they are safe and much more comfortable I was really surprised to learn this after purchasing my donkeys as my horse is locked in the front for her safety. Why? She is not a donkey she is a horse smile. 

Donkeys freeze when scared so they are safer and more comfortable riding loose in the horse trailer and this helps them find a place to stand and hold their butt against the trailer to balance.  Most important consideration is to have a two door trailer in the back to unload them.  I highly suggest teaching your donkey to back out of the horse trailer in lieu of jumping out fast.  Here is a video of Rio backing out of the horse trailer what a good boy just took a few training sessions to teach him how to do this.   Keep one side of the door closed so to keep them calm and backing out slow.

In an emergency situation I wanted to ensure I could get all of them in the trailer fast and by myself. I highly suggest each of you do the same as you don’t want to be training trailer loading and unloading during an emergency. Donkeys freeze when scared!

Six Steps To Successful Trailer Loading of Your Donkey or Mule: 

1.  Ensure Your Donkey or Mule Trusts You – Taming is number (1)

2.  Always load the honor donkey, horse or mule first as Donkeys Are Visual Learners if you load the naughty one first your trailer loading experience will not go smoothly.

3. Plan ahead, practice trailer loading and letting the equine stand in the trailer and eat go no where. After you load them to eat lunch stand on the outside and talk to them let them know they are safe.

4.  Practice taking the donkeys, mules and horses for rides, just give them 40 minutes or so of time to adjust to the trailer, get  their legs and not have any more stress on them. DO NOT TAKE THEM ANYWHERE AND EXPECT THEM TO GET OUT AND IN until you are sure they understand trailer loading.  Just go for a drive a few times, practice getting in and out at home.

5.  Remember when driving to accelerate slowly and stop slowly as it is very difficult for the equine to keep their legs on the ground.  If you don’t understand have someone drive the trailer and get in the back ride down a bumpy road and see what it feels like for your equine I think you will have a new perspective.

6.  Gradually work up to trail walks, yes walking next to the youngster as they are too young to ride and then riding when of age.  I think it is safer for older equine to have the opportunity to observe what is expected a few times before riding.  We did lot’s of these before Lily and Rio were old enough to ride (preparation) is the key.

7.  Another important consideration in teaching trailer loading and unloading; is do not take them out of the trailer when the truck stops wait for about ten to fifteen minutes.  If you take them out immediately upon the truck stopping they will expect it and get impatient every time the truck stops.  Equine learn from consistent repetition so remember to always be a good leader and have a plan be consistent.  When the emergency comes and they all come in life have a plan and be prepared as preparation makes the process much easier on the human and the equine.

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

Melody

http://www.donkeywhisperer.com

Blowing In The Wind


Howdy,

When depression hits I work very hard to remember this is not the life GOD wants me to live.  Everything seems to be heightened my heart aches for the way things were before the car accident.  Sometimes I get angry and cry out to GOD as I just don’t understand why me.  I don’t understand why I  have to suffer with pain day in and day out, why I can’t go back to the way life was before the car accident.  Everything I do is more difficult now, grocery shopping, standing, bending, walking it’s just more work now with the large screws in my pelvis. 

GOD whisperers in my ear “Why Not You?”, I guess I thought I was the apple of GOD’s eye and he would not allow me to suffer this much.  Guess what I am the apple of GOD’s eye he not only shows up to help me he gives me the strength to encourage others.  GOD is amazing. The bible is clear that we are not to stay angry, we should be quick to forgive let GOD take care of our enemies. 

The bible is clear we will all suffer, we will all endure persecution for following Jesus but GOD will give us the supernatural strength to endure whatever is blowing in the wind. 

Psalm 3:3 says GOD is my shield, my glory, and the lifter of my  head! When life starts tossing us humans around we need to speak the word of GOD out-loud.  Remember Jesus is still on the throne and he is still in control.

I am the property of Jesus Christ, I am GOD’s witness that he and he alone is the king of all kings.  Jesus is my father in heaven and for this I am grateful. I am grateful that when I pray in Jesus Christ name GOD releases the angels to go to work on all my problems.  Bless (affectionately, gratefully praise) the Lord, you His angels, you mighty ones who do his commandments, hearkening to the voice of his word. PSALM 103:20

When pain and suffering comes the bible is the only answer to help me.  Pslam provides the words and strength I need to endure for each day and believe tomorrow will be better.  I highly suggest the teaching of Joyce Meyers as she explains everything and her pocket-book named The Secret Power of Speaking GOD’s Word is an excellent way to combat life and stop my mind from blowing in the wind.  Each chapter has the verses added per the emotional and mental trauma we all endure navigating life today, i.e. depression, stress, death,anxiety and worry.

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

Melody

https://www.facebook.com/Donkeywhisperer

Pets Age Just Like We Do


Howdy,

Pain is a serious problem for people and animals as they age believe me I understand pain management strategies. If your aging pet is starting to limp please remember to check with your vet to find pain relief our animals cannot say “hey I hurt” they depend on their human to pay attention and help them.  Knowledge is power and sharing information can help a hurting pet to live life in the senior years with comfort just like we all want to be treated when we age and hurt.  

The photo above is of our beloved lab “Steelee man”, and my female dog Jewel as a pup, Steelee man is in heaven eating a good doggie beef bone.  Steelee man was a pure lab who loved to eat, chase the stick and be loved on, he is deeply missed. 

Blogging on WordPress is a wonderful way to keep a journal of our beloved photos as we don’t have to worry about them getting wet, wrinkled or torn they are always ready to pull up and feel the precious memory one more time.

Here is a really excellent blog from my favorite Australian vet Dr. Rayya explaining in detail how our pets age just like people.  Enjoy!

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

Melody

https://www.facebook.com/Donkeywhisperer

Animals Make Everything Better


Howdy,

As I sit at my computer writing my three dogs and two cats are all laying next to me.  My  female dog Jewel is the oldest dog in our pack of three Jewel is laying under my feet to provide the foot stool I need to type and be next to me.  Our big dog Sampson is laying right next to me and the little Carin terrier beside him.  My two female cats I adopted from a local shelter four years ago are sleeping in their kitty beds just inches away they are both manx mix a little bob tail like a bunny rabbit. 

My husband often jokes that I am Dr. Doolittle as each time I get up to move from room to room all the animals follow me, “I guess they know who the momma is.”  Since I was a child I have loved animals actually wanted to become a vet as a kid but life came in between me and my dreams. 

 

Animals are healing no doubt they help us humans feel connected when life has left us traumatized and burned out.  People can let people down but animals are loyal to the end they just know how good they have it when they get a great human to love them.

The last photo of me riding my horse Lily training Rio our Mammoth donkey 2010 – God willing I will ride again one day for now I have the memories and for this I am grateful🙂

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

Melody

https://www.facebook.com/Donkeywhisperer

Passion Begins As A Tiny Seed


Howdy,

In honor of earth week “Passion Begins As  A Tiny Seed” I hope you enjoy!  GOD plants seeds and the seed turn into passion and passion can turn into dreams coming true, the key is to never give up.

I say never give up! Keep dreaming, moving forward and do not stop moving towards your dreams and goals perhaps today or tomorrow GOD will provide the solution each of us face in life.  Faith is very important when life continues to knock us down, hope is the ray of light I cling to in deep prayer with Jesus.  

Evil can be used for good as GOD has to show up and show off to get the world’s attention today as people are really de-sensitized to pain and suffering.  The internet, movies and heck the news is very depressing and shocking our world spins really fast today, most people just don’t have time for GOD until trauma hits.  How very sad that trauma hits and then people will give prayer a try.  GOD wants us to give prayer a try before the trauma hits as it is already written in the bible his children will suffer in this fallen world.

This is how the seasons of life feel to me, my perspective on life the deep emotional words of experiencing dreams, joy, love, peace, pain, suffering, loss, miracles, healing, joy, opportunities are all gifts from GOD.

Winter – A time of deep sleep, rest, darkness, regeneration of dreams, ideas, healing, restoration, tears, excitement for spring to come

Spring – Doors open, opportunities, movement, warmth, new beginnings, sunshine, miracles, hope and birth

Summer – Sunshine, peace, laughter, seeds create fruit, a true sense of accomplishment

Fall – Pruning, deep change, doors close, loss, isolation

How do the seasons in life feel to you?  Please leave a comment to help others in this thing we all navigate called life.

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

Melody

http://www.donkeywhisperer.com

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