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Donkey Halters For Sale, our halter fits a donkey NOT A HORSE

Select our store to order your donkey halter not a horse halter/lead line. Brass screw on snap, leather end for training. Yacht rope is used will never mold, hand-made in the USA by our contractor. Price includes, halter, lead line, brass screw on snap, leather end, packing, shipping and tax in the USA.

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Wild Donkeys, Horses Need You Now! Take Action

Select BLM is back at it again tax dollars at work!

Template e-mail I used the words from the blog above. We must unite to make a change, the wild donkeys, burros (donkeys) have no voice.

Will you be their voice?


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This “radio collar research” is clearly a precursor to what the BLM has planned to do with the White Mountain Herd in Wyoming this year – round them up and study them with radio collars for a year, then spay the mares in the field and continue to study them with radio collars the next year. Perhaps the BLM thinks that by not including the part about their ultimate goal being the cruel and dangerous spaying of wild mares in the field that they will have less controversy for this Environmental Assessment.

There is no overpopulation of wild horses in Adobe Town. Stop the BLM from rounding up the Adobe Town wild horses and stop them from conducting dangerous and life-threatening “radio collar research” on wild mares. Tell them to conduct a study with observers in the field without a roundup. And tell them to stop livestock grazing in wild horse herd management areas.

Regarding conflicts between livestock grazing and wild horse use of lands in Wild Horse Management Areas:

  • 5 Closure to livestock grazing.

(a) If necessary to provide habitat for wild horses or burros, to implement herd management actions, or to protect wild horses or burros, to implement herd management actions, or to protect wild horses or burros from disease, harassment or injury, the authorized officer may close appropriate areas of the public lands to grazing use by all or a particular kind of livestock.

(b) All public lands inhabited by wild horses or burros shall be closed to grazing under permit or lease by domestic horses and burros.

(c) Closure may be temporary or permanent. After appropriate public consultation, a Notice of Closure shall be issued to affected and interested parties.



Melody & Scott Johnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm



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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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Accepting New Students! Virtual Training WORLDWIDE, no travel required

Would you like to have a private coach, consultant and trainer to work, never leave your farm?

I train the owner how to train, care and enjoy the donkey, horse and mule from my computer to your computer anywhere in the world. My homework written out, my how to video’s, your video’s doing the 15 minute home work. Never drill a donkey, mule or horse.  Short quality lessons work the best.


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Melody creates Custom Worldwide Virtual Coaching, Consulting and Training, specifically designed to meet your individual needs and the unique needs of your Donkey, horse or mule.

Custom one-on-one training, worldwide virtual coaching and consulting includes building equine social skills, how to build the proper paddock or barn, proper diet, general information and health tips, care of hooves and teeth as well as how to find a good farrier and much more.  Understanding the individual needs of donkeys, horses and mules brings tranquility to any farm.

All training, coaching and consulting is done in a ‘virtual’ setting allowing you and your equine to connect on a new level.

What Is A Worldwide Virtual Trainer, Coach, and Consultant?

A Worldwide Virtual Trainer, Coach and Consultant is a qualified individual capable of providing one-on-one guidance through a Skype internet connection.  This allows Virtual Trainers and equine owners to connect from any location in the world.

When we are through working together, you will be the Equine Whisperer for your farm.”  

Melody walks her horse


When do you need a Worldwide Virtual Coach, Consultant and Trainer?

1. If you go to the barn and your donkey, horse or mule walks away from you.

2. If you cannot catch your donkey, horse or mule, or you have no choice but to leave the halter on.  I will teach you how to have the donkey, horse or mule catch you.  Leaving the halter on is dangerous and can cause death via self-mutilation or result in the halter growing into the face.

3. If you cannot pick up their feet and the trimmer (farrier) will not do their feet.  A domesticated equine must have their feet trimmed at least every seven weeks – summer every six weeks.

Melody pushes Rio forward4. If you cannot have the vet out due to number 1, 2 and or 3.

5. If you cannot take them for a walk.

6. If you cannot ride them.

7. If you cannot teach them to pull a cart.

8. If you cannot take your donkey for a walk/hike carrying your lunch and water.

9. If you cannot send them back into the stall without them wanting to take off.  All equine can learn to walk in, turn and face you and wait for the halter to come off.

10. If you cannot give them treats or feed grain without them becoming aggressive.

11. If you cannot load them in a trailer – this is a must during an emergency.

12. If your donkey, horse or mule drags you when you try to walk them.

13. If you are afraid of your donkey, horse or mule as they turn their butt to you and try to kick or bite you, or worse yet they try to jump on your back or rear up at you.




Your safety is very important.  If you cannot do ‘any’ of the above, your equine is in charge and your safety is at risk.



 Melody walker the donkey

“All animals are looking for a leader.  I will coach you to become the leader your donkey, horse or mule dreams of having.”  You can do this!

Melody and Miss Lily Rocket Man with ball

How Does Virtual Coaching Work?

We Skype at least once a week for one hour as I am training you to train your horse, donkey or mule. I am training you how to be a leader and stay safe and never get hurt. I train you to read the body language of your equine and understand the personality, introvert or extrovert of your equine and yourself and match the energy, never hold a grudge. I give you creative ways to fix the dance you are stuck in with your equine.  I am training you how to think like the equine, and be a fair leader without abuse, as equine are black and white in all things they do, no gray areas, one look from my lead mare and all other equine run out of the barn. Just a look. Donkeys, Horses and Mules always learn best from the person they trust, respect and feel safe with, this is you!

Do I go to the barn with you to train, coach and consult you? No

Are you ready to learn how to lead/train your donkey, horse or mule?  

I look forward to coaching you to become the leader your donkey, horse or mule is dreaming of and making your dreams come true. I study human personalities, equine personalities and behavior modification. I understand fear, disabilities and how easy it is to give up. Never give up is my motto, trust GOD in Jesus Christ name for all things. I teach you how to read your equine and help them learn to do the things you are dreaming of. This is my passion keeping equine in their homes and making your dreams come true. We all have dreams and goals, even I hired a personal coach after the semi-truck accident. I have been a virtual student too.


I give you detailed homework based on your goals, no more than fifteen minutes of training time for your equine two or three times a week.  Quality time is better than drilling, never drill any horse, mule or donkey. You do the home work, ask a family member or friend to video tape you, send me the video to review. Smart phones are easy to send short videos.

4. I teach you how to use your voice, timing, energy and more to train your equine.

How Do I Manage Your Lessons?

I bank your lessons meaning I send you a receipt after each one hour training class via skype. Skype is free to download on your computer and is a wonderful way to learn as I can see you and you can see me anywhere in the world. You can ask me any questions and I will answer, if I do not know the answer I will find the expert in the area of your need. Skype lets me type to you and you can type to me and we each can send videos. You can purchase one lesson at a time, five or the best deal ten lessons.  I offer free video review (no charge) and I will not charge you to call me or text me with short questions. Your donkey, mule or horses welfare and meeting your goals along with keeping you both safe is my number one concern. All relationships take time, having a plan will increase the time of meeting your goals 100%. All equine are looking for a leader who will help them find safety, I teach you how to provide this need to your donkey, horse or mule.

Having a personal coach, trainer and consultant is a wonderful way to learn as each problem you need resolved is instantly removed, leaving you with no worries and more time to enjoy your donkey, horse or mule.

How long is homework?
No more than fifteen to twenty minutes of training (home work) in most cases. Less is more, quality training, never drilling.

Is my credit card safe to give over the internet?
Yes, I pay KeyBank Virtual Merchant a fee every month and every customer for them to manage your credit cards.  I keep no credit cards on site ever.

How Can I Pay For Virtual Coaching Lessons?

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

Melody Johnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC



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Guest Post – Chickens In The BackYard

One of these days my husband is going to build a Chicken Tractor. Stay tuned. 


Chicken food is toxic to equine! 

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

Melody Johnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC




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I lived in Santa Barbara in 1990 when the drought was so dire. People who wanted green lawns had to paint them or, in cases of extreme wealth, they would import truck loads of water from some far away land. Southern California is once again facing a dire drought, but in the decades since […]

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Guest Blog Post – Gallagher Fence


Electric fencing is a great choice for your horses, especially if you are looking for an economical or flexible solution, you want a low maintenance fence, or you need your fencing installed quickly. Modern electric fencing has a lot of innovative solutions that make electric fences attractive and safe for horses, and whether you are looking for flexible fencing for smaller areas, or an affordable solution for large pastures, electric fencing has options to suit just about every budget.

Even if you choose electric fencing because you need economy, it’s still worth investing in the best fencing components you can afford.  You will need three major components – fence posts, a power source, and your wire, tape or braid, each of which has a range of options in price, features, and quality. Depending on your needs, it may be possible to mix and match your fencing components to find exactly the right fencing system for your budget.

Top-end fencing

At the top end of fence posts are permanent, weather-treated wooden fence posts just as you’d use for post and rail fencing.  Fixed posts systems don’t have the flexibility of portable systems (although if you are creative about where you place your posts and insulators you can install some potential to change your fence line), but they are very safe and secure, easy to maintain, and they last as long as any fencing on the market.  The posts you choose depend on your budget, but you’ll want pressure treated, weather resistant timber. If money is no object, sloped top or capped posts are ideal and will you give you the most years of service, but standard flat topped posts are fine if they are treated properly.

For the ultimate in fencing safety, durability, and appearance, coated wire like the Gallagher EquiFence is the perfect choice. Not only is insulated wire one of the best in terms of conductivity, meaning you can efficiently fence large areas, high visibility white coatings make it easy for horses to see and also make it look great. You just can’t find a nice fence than a professionally strung coated wire pasture! Coated wire is ale resistant to tars and breaking, and maintaining its tension by being resistant to stretching and sagging. Should your horse make contact with the fence, a high quality coated wire is much less likely to cause an injury than braided wire or tape. The best quality coated wire will last for years and won’t tear or fray, and in terms of cost per running foot the top end coated wire isn’t much more expensive than cheaper, less durable options.

Your electric fence is only as effective as your power source, and the best solutions are main-powered charger units. Your main priority will be a constant power load that is appropriate to your length of fencing – and consider the number of strands in your calculations. For maximum convenience and safety take a look at the Gallagher iSeries chargers. These chargers and add-on components include alarms to let you know if  a fence is down or broken, multi-paddock monitors that tell you where a fence is down or the charge is compromised (such as grounding by a fallen branch), and portable monitor systems so you can get detailed checks on your fencing. Even though top end permanent fencing takes very little maintenance, adding an alarm or monitor means you have peace of mind that your fencing is fully operational without walking our fence line!

Investing in top of the range components for your fencing means that your investment will be the ultimate in appearance and safety. Best of all, top quality electric fencing solutions like we’ve described will last as long as any other fencing, and still be economical to install.

Mid-range fencing

Of course, if you need to fence large areas or you are working on a tighter budget, there are cost-saving options. Steel multi-prong ‘step in’ fence posts, such as the Gallagher Super Heavy Duty Pigtail, aren’t fixed to the ground so do allow some flexibility, and you can make quick adjustments to tension by moving the posts. Heavier and more robust than plastic posts, steel pigtail posts have a multi-prong spike system that gives them a better grip than plastic posts and helps them stay upright, but unlike permanent posts, you still need to check them regularly. Opt for white-coated posts for added visibility. Of course, any flexible fencepost system won’t be as robust as timber posts, especially if your horses are likely to test your fencing.

To keep to your budget, you can opt for a good quality thick braided wire like the Gallagher Turbo Wire or 1.5-inch tape. Both of these will be bright and visible, carry a charge well, and resist breaking if challenged by a horse. To charge your fence, look for a mains-powered charger that carries enough joules for your length of fencing. If you can’t get power to your fencing, opt for a good quality solar charger with a battery backup form maximum effectiveness and economy.

Bargain fencing

If you are on a really tight budget, or need a cost-effective way too quickly and temporarily fence off small areas, then there some very affordable electric fence solutions. Economy electric fencing components will come in a lot cheaper than any other fencing material, and have the add benefit of being quick and easy to install – and to remove. Plastic stake fence posts are the cheapest, but they won’t stand up to pushy horses. In wet (or very dry) weather, they can tip and you need to keep an eye on them and make sure you re-stake any tipping posts. Low cost electric wire or tape works fine with plastic posts, but again you need to be prepared to maintain the tension and to check your fencing daily. Cheaper tape or wire are also generally lighter, and less visible, than better quality options, and also more susceptible to breaking if your horses really test your fence.

Low price chargers are also light and easy to move, but are best suited to small paddock areas. They won’t carry the charge you need to effectively power longer stretches of fencing, typically running less that 1.0 joules. Economy battery powered chargers are best for occasional fencing, or sectioning off grazing within a pasture, where you only need to power a short section of fence, and where it’s not a crisis if your horses end up on the other side!

Andrew Swenson, Gallagher Corporation.



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