Tag Archives: Equine

The RARE Poitou Donkey

donkey potoui

Did you know the Poitou donkey is going extinct?

Select Poitou donkey

Select Washington State Poitou Donkey Farm

Select Hamilton Rare Breeds

We are working to see if Oboe our rescue is part Poitou donkey he sure looks the breed.  To date I have not been able to find a Donkey lab that will do DNA sample to tell us. Oboe is one of our many rescue equine on the Donkey Whisperer Farm.



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

Melody Johnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC



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Artist Is Looking To Help Equine (Horse, Donkey and Mule) Rescue Organizations

Select Kristi Johnson to see her work and offer to help your rescue organizations. We are not related and have never met, Johnson is a very common last name :)


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You Did It!!!!


“From “for the love of donkeys FB” page:

****YOU DID IT!****

The donkey roping competition on June 23 has been cancelled because of public input and the number of complaints received.

Congratulations, everyone!

For the love of donkeys, thank you all for being a part of stopping this.
I have personally spoken to the sheriff’s office in Culbertson County, Texas, at 12:50 p.m. Mountain time today. According to the dispatcher I spoke to (Badge #361), Sheriff Carrillo says the donkey roping event on June 23 has been cancelled because of public input and the number of complaints received. We did it!”Let’s keep pushing for these donkeys to get away from their owner.


From the Petition Update link


CANCELLED?! Continued from below update

from continued………….I also pointed out that there are photos and video (now password blocked) on clearing showing
donkeys being roped in Van Horn last July 2011.

I view this as a victory, partially. We need to get these donkeys to Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue, we need a confirmation and promise from Jason Owen that he will not participate in any other donkey roping event EVER, meaning by purchasing donkeys for or promoting donkeys in a roping event.

Next we need this to stop all over Texas, and any other states that allows it. We need to pressure the law enforcement of Texas to actually enforce statue 42.09


Posted By Diana reesePetition Organizer

June 19, 2012

Posted by on June 19, 2012 in 2012, donkey


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World Championship Team Donkey Roping – Made CNN News

Here is the link World championship Team Donkey Roping, Texas June 23rd and June 24, 2012.

Copied and pasted from the link above!

The Van Horn Texas Chamber of Commerce is hosting an event that features donkey roping.Donkey roping is an extremely cruel ‘sport’ where the donkey is shocked with a cattle prod until he tries to run away, once he is running people on horseback run the donkey down, throwing a rope around it’s neck, and another one around its rear legs. Once roped the donkey is then stretched between two horses. Broken bones and death are all too common during these events. And that is the physical harm done, most donkeys take years to recover, if still alive, from the emotional trauma of abuse.
My own grandson has autism and the first time he saw a “roping” donkey said he knew how the donkey felt…..alone, hurt, sad. Luckily that donkey was rescued from a hellious life as a roping donkey and came to live at Morning Bray Farm not far from us where my grandson is now able to help make that donkey feel whole, loved and happy.This announcement as well as the poster of the upcoming event in Van Horn Texas have been posted round the internet.A Petition has been started and now has 5200 signatures. A retired Marine Colonel who brought Smoke the donkey back to the US from Iraq is in process of getting an injunction against the event.
Thousands of Donkey lovers have contacted the Chamber of Commerce, the organizer Jason Owens (stock contractor)
Dos Gringos Productions
432-940-9051 and the editor of the Van Horn newspaper Larry Simpson, editor at The Van Horn Advocate: to animals is cruelty not entertainment.
A signer said this on the petition:.At our rescue, we have donkeys who have been used for roping. The sadness that we see in their eyes is heartbreaking. Not only do they stretch them and drop them to the ground, frequently they strap a horn hat on their heads which is even more abusive. They are used over and over again, and the damage is irreversible. Ours suffer from bent legs, broken ear cartilage and distrusting personalities. There is absolutely no redeeming aspect of this horror show. Worse, this brutal behavior will be on display for children to see. They will hear adults cheer as animals are tormented and abused. How is this a good thing? I would much rather see Van Horn TX indulge the audience with its rich history.
This was part of a great mail run during the 1800’s which ran from San Antonio TX to San Diego CA. How about celebrating the long ears who developed the west? Take a look at Bishop Mule Days. This event brings in millions of dollars of revenue, and celebrates long ears without harming them. An event like this would be far more admirable, and seen in a much better light by the public.Another signer of the petition said:I have never heard of this till now and I am losing faith in the USA . How can you let this happen ?
To put these animals through this is so evil, how about instead of Donkeys have them ( humans) get shocked with the cattle prod then chased down and roped bones broken maybe even death ! They wouldn’t like it and neither does the donkeys. Stop this !!!!Please help stop this abuse.

Posted by on June 19, 2012 in 2012, donkey


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What Age Is My Donkey, Horse or Mule Full Grown?


Please remember to wait for heavy work until the equine is full-grown. :} Select Here is the report to read the entire article.

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Why Horses, Help PTSD, Depression, Anxiety


Did you know donkeys, horses and mules can help us humans move into the present and not live in the past? Check out the The Equine Assisted Growth and Learning  for more details. 

Did you know horses are helping our solders with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder? Check out this video Dare To Live 

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Urgent Information – Wild Horses Burrorws

Important Please Read and Share With Your Friends. 

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