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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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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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Source: Donkeys age to full maturity and more 



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