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Foal Dies from Passerby Feeding Treats – Owner Spreading Word


Please do not throw any food, grass clippings or garbage over the fence!

Apples… kill horses, donkeys and mules. When you throw out a box of apples and they eat several, the apples can cause painful colic and possibly death. You may not notice because it happens hours later when the apples start to digest. They could colic or die in the middle of the night and you might never know the damage you did. Equine do not have the ability to throw up food once they ate it.

Why grass clippings are bad

But why is cut grass bad for horses? It doesn’t seem to make sense, since they eat mostly the same grass on the other side of the fence and the hay we feed is just cut and dried grasses. But even though the grass may technically be the same variety, it’s not the same as a fresh mouthful in your pasture or hay that’s been properly cured. The issues:

  • Grass from your lawn may contain fertilizers or anti-weed (herbicide) or anti-insect (pesticide) chemicals that should not be consumed by horses.
  • Recently cut grass doesn’t dry uniformly, leaving wet clumps that can ferment and grow mold and mildew. Microbes introduced this way can cause colic in horses. Unlike lawn clippings, hay grass is tetted and sometimes re-tetted (spread out evenly in a thin layer) and dried/cured in the field before baling.
  • A mouthful of small cuttings may be quickly consumed by a horse. The small, wet clumps can compact and stick in a horse throat. Hay or fresh grass is chewed in manageable amounts.
  • The horse digestive system works best with consistent feeding. It adapts well but not quickly (as in day-to-day). Sudden shifts can lead to digestive problems and laminitis.

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You See Animal Abuse We See Human Abuse


Our world has changed dramatically in how we care and treat animals. We now have business catering to all aspects of pet care, food and behavior training for humans.  First we must train the human, next the human trains the animal. 

Humans who abuse animals are not merely signs of a minor personality flaw, but are rather symptomatic of a deep mental disturbance. Cruelty to animals has been recognized as an indicator of a dangerous psychopathy that claims both animal and human victims.

Horses Dream Of Being Trained The Way A Donkey Demands To Be Trained, Melody Johnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm.

The Link: Cruelty to Animals and Violence Towards People
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Donkeys are called donkey, burro or ass short for Equus africanus asinus. The donkey is a domesticated member of the horse family, Equidae. Scientific nameEquidae The wild ancestor of the donkey is the African wild ass, E. africanus.  Asses were first domesticated around 3000 BC, probably in Egypt or Mesopotamia, and have spread around the world.

Donkeys Come In Three Sizes ALL ABOUT DONKEYS

Miniature – man-made bred to be Small

Standard or burro

Mammoth – man-made bred to be Large

 

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Donkey Basketball Is Wrong – Why Do People Laugh?


We are all about donkeys

Donkey Whisperer Farm is all about donkeys! We celebrate, educate and promote these magnificent and intelligent beings. We are dedicated to building public awareness about equine personality, behavior and are deeply invested in educating and empowering you with safe, holistic, resistance-free training methods that foster a strong bond between you and your equine. The Donkey Whisperer Farm is home to one Mammoth donkey, two standard donkeys, three miniature donkeys and two horses.

I ride my Mammoth donkey Rio Johnson, 16’2 with no bit and no spurs. He is trained by me with words and touch, my legs and hands.

I am the voice for the most humble and smartest equine the donkey.  Donkeys evolved from the desert. Donkeys are deep thinkers, donkeys never forget anything good or bad ever. God created the donkey to be smart and humble, not stubborn. People who bully the donkey are frustrated as they do not understand the donkeys intelligence, ability to survive. Self-preservation is number one to the donkey.

A Few Things To Think About

The donkey can carry no more than 20% of the weight of the donkey.

The donkey bucks and fights as the weight is way too heavy. The seat is not in the correct position as would be for a horse. Or the donkey is scared to death. Fight or Flight just like humans.

Dragging the donkey by the face. All of my donkeys walk next to me, stand for the farrier, send into the stall and turn around to get the halter off. 

Making the donkey buck, fall down and fear humans is very difficult to repair.  Trust is easy to destroy and in some cases can never be earned again with a donkey.

 

Most Donkey Basketball events are for fundraising at public schools. I guess bullying is funny as long as it is against the most humble donkey.

Advocates of Donkey Basketball:

  1.  The donkeys are cared for and well fed, only the best for the donkey.

2.   The donkey is not going to slaughter. 

 

What A Donkey Needs:

  1. Treat me with respect and dignity, do not let people pull on my face and have me in a loud noise situation, I do not like chaos.
  2. Weight limits apply to donkeys as they do horses.
  3. Ride us in the correct place not on the neck, rear etc, the same as a horse.
  4. When we are kicking and running away it means we are not having fun!
  5. When we stop moving our feet or lay down we are scared to death. This does not mean we are stubborn.

Resource:

Donkey Basketball PETA UK Donkey Sanctuary

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Donkey Educational Blog


Donkeys are not horses with long ears. Donkeys evolved from the desert, meaning caring for a donkey can be more difficult than a horse or not. Depending on the part of the world you live in owning donkeys can be easy or difficult. Donkeys diet must be seriously low in sugar/protein. Clean water is a must. Shelter is a must too, and one more thing; make sure if you have more than one donkey you have a big enough shelter and enough of them. The leader or bully will kick all the other equine out. Donkeys will choose a safe shelter in time. Due to the donkeys thick fur staying wet can cause serious health issues.

Donkeys are like potato chips we humans can’t resist bringing home lots of donkeys. Donkeys live a healthier life physically and emotionally with their own species and it is easier to keep the weight off.

Donkeys require a hoof trim every six weeks in the spring and summer and seven weeks in the fall and winter. The hoof growth speeds up in warmer climates. If your donkey is walking and running on 100 acres of Arizona desert, the trim schedule may be longer.

Looking For Donkey Hay

Ask your hay vendor for laminitic hay for horses. This hay will be low in sugar and protein. Hay must be clean and not moldy. A slow feeder will help your donkey with boredom. Slow down the meal process and keep your donkey healthy. Do not feed your donkey free hay in a round bale as the donkey will eat all day and all night. Sadly, many people think this is safe for the donkey. The donkey will become obese and develop life threatening health issues. Donkeys need two meals a day.

Water

Donkeys are picky. Donkeys must have clean water. Donkeys prefer clean warm water in the winter. Remember to give free salt. Donkeys need salt. The color of your water bucket may or may not be an issue. If your donkey refuses to drink from a bucket try another color or texture. Seriously! Donkeys evolved from the desert. Donkeys are seriously into self-preservation.

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Pasture

Make your dry paddock/pasture a full-time living arrangement. Let your donkeys out to graze and get exercise a few times a week in the morning. Before 10:00am the sugar content is lower. Help your donkey get exercise. Take your donkey for walks, train to pull a cart, donkey agility. Both you and your donkey can get fit together.

Donkeys Are Smart

If you would like to learn how to train your donkey take a look at Donkey 101 & 102 Video On Demand. Take Melody Johnson, Donkey Behaviorist to the farm with you. Learn how to lead your donkey. Forget trying to bribe your donkey or hurt your donkey. These techniques will never work long-term. Donkeys have unique heads. Take a look at the Donkey Whisperer Farm “DONKEY HALTER/LEAD LINES”. Each halter/lead line is made with quality soft yacht rope to stop mold and frail. Made to fit your donkey’s head not the horse. The Donkey Whisperer Farm Ships Internationally. Ask us for a quote to ship to your farm outside of the U.S.A. at INFO@DONKEYWHISPERER.COM enjoy your life! Enjoy your donkey!

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Never Clip The Whiskers Off A Horse, Donkey or Mule


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whiskers-684x454In the midst of the marshmallow-soft skin are scattered, course hairs, called vibrissae, or tactile hairs. These whiskers are a result of millions of years of evolution to help horses sense their environment.whiskersssss

They’re HAIRS, not sensory organs. If they were truly connected to nerve endings, it would be painful to cut them.

They’re used much like a cat’s whiskers for spacial placing, but it’s simply not true it hurts, makes horses eat toxic plants, or causes mental distress to cut them off.

Cutting those hairs can lead to injuries as a result of horses failing to avoid obstacles near their faces. Because horse’s eyes are set on the side of their heads. they have a blind spot in front of and right under their noses. So, their whiskers act as a sort of “third eye” helping them to negotiate objects close to their noses, such as food, water and…

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“Saving Donkeys Internationally One Human At A Time” Donkey Whisperer Farm


We are all about donkeys

Donkey Whisperer Farm is all about donkeys! We celebrate, educate and promote these magnificent and intelligent beings. We are dedicated to building public awareness about equine personality, behavior and are deeply invested in educating and empowering you with safe, holistic, resistance-free training methods that foster a strong bond between you and your equine.

“Horses Dream Of Being Trained The Way A Donkey Demands To Be Trained” Melody Johnson, Donkey Behaviorist.

Home Is Where The Animals Live

Donkeys live Internationally on small and large farms. Donkeys come in three sizes Miniature, Standard or Burro and Mammoth. Donkeys steal our hearts the second we meet them. What is not to love all the fur on the donkey, reminds us humans of a stuffed animal. Donkeys are much happier and healthier when getting to live with their own species.

Donkeys evolved from the desert making the donkey intelligent, a game player, a problem solver. Donkeys cannot eat green grass, brush, bread, cookies, sugar treats without getting sick. If the diet and environment, pasture, paddock does not change eventually like humans the donkey dies. Insulin resistance, fat deposits that will never leave. “DONKEYS REQUIRE A DRY PADDOCK/PASTURE”, to learn how to train and set your farm up for a donkey take a look at the Donkey Whisperer Farm.

The Donkey Whisperer Farm trains the owner or caretaker how to train the donkey using E-TRAINING, Video On Demand, our videos go to the farm with you using any smart device. Learn how to read a donkeys behavior and personality. Donkeys cannot be bribed, and do not do well with abuse. Donkeys need a fair leader to learn to follow the human. This can be frustrating to new donkey owners as horse training methods will never work on a donkey. Donkeys evolved from the desert. Donkeys are not flight equine. Extroverted donkeys can seem like a horse, a donkey is a donkey. Donkeys have peripheral vision, making the kick a direct hit each and every time.

Donkeys have personalities just like people. Learn how to stay ON DONKEY TIME ™.  Train words in any language to your donkey, donkeys are visual learners. Learn how to train using resistance free methods. Endorphins, pressure and release. Learn how to give a release quickly, a rub or a bite of carrot. Learn how to stop being a treat dispenser for your donkey. Learn how to stop the lesson on a good note, wait another day to see what your donkey has learned.

Select WWW.DONKEYWHISPERER.COM  to purchase Donkey 101, 102 and our health series. All of our E-Training Videos are On Demand and can be used with any smart device. Take Melody Johnson, donkey behaviorist to the farm with you. Print out the written booklet a PDF to learn signs of stress, relaxation and problem solving skills.