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Welcome Spring 2016, Donkey Whisperer Farm Our Hay Is Growing


Hello sweet friends,

All of the animals on the Donkey Whisperer Farm are happy! Spring is here, the birds are making nests, hay is growing. Donkeys are singing, (extroverts), our horses are starting to seriously play horse games and napping.  Note; only a safe equine will lay down and get some much-needed REM sleep. The warmth of the sun is vital to all of us. I am pleased to share I have started a small fruit orchard and a very small flower bed. Scott finally let me have a few flowers, yes I have a little lavender. We will be selling our first and only cutting of alfalfa, orchard mixture the end of June, first week of July 2016. We can not feed this hay to our donkeys. Alfalfa is too hot for donkeys. Donkeys evolved in the desert, requiring hay to be tested to come in below 10% sugar content.

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Big news!

I now have my first apprentice working with me. My apprentice is helping me start our rescue mare (Saddlebred) as I am not physically able to get on and off, I have done all the ground work to give her the opportunity to learn, she is no longer afraid of her own shadow. I am physically legally disabled for the rest of my life, the car accident left me with serious pain, spasms, feet go numb and hip pain. NEVER GIVE UP! If you are suffering with chronic pain I am truly sorry.  Pain sucks…. Pain will destroy your life if you let it. I refuse to give up, GOD in Jesus Christ name gives me the strength to keep moving on. As I age no doubt my back pain will increase, my physical therapy is the farm now in lieu of the gym. Thank you Jesus. Remember a body in motion stays in motion.

This horse came to me seriously troubled, biting, urinating, striking, bug eyes, head high, tale high and could not think. She has lost a good inch off her back now as she is relaxed most of the time. I expect to have her in the saddle by mid summer or the end. I am a world-wide trainer of owners of donkeys, mules and horses. The most important lesson I teach is to wait another day when the equine is fearful or stressed. No one can learn when they are stressed. Make sure you are 100% a fair leader, always a leader with a plan. The soaking, relaxation is vital to the success of training your donkey, horse or mule.

I have moved Rio our Mammoth donkey into a combo snaffle and wow is he amazing. Why? I trained him to ride with just the rope halter, my voice, legs, wearing the bit is never about hurting the equine. Keep training lessons short. Never drill. Always end your training session with something the donkey, horse or mule knows how to do. I am working to prepare Rio to pull a cart. Our farm in Sequim, WA is touching three major highways, paved roads. I need to make sure I have 100% breaks in case of an emergency when cart pulling. Cart pulling is serious business you must have your equine trained in all areas of safety, walk-on, whoaa, etc., before pulling a cart as they can and do flip over.

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If you would like help training your donkey, horse or mule I am now accepting new students. I teach anywhere in the world from my computer to your computer. Select Donkey Whisperer Farm training Testimonials to see how virtual coaching works. I train you to train your equine, I teach you how to understand a naughty donkey, mule or horse or a fearful equine. Big difference along with the personality of your equine and your personality. We must match the energy with no abuse. Then we need to control our emotions and energy and remember this is no big deal. Equine are great teachers of life.

When we change everything changes, family, friends, job, and most importantly our relationship with our equine. Boundaries are vital to a healthy successful relationship of any kind. A great relationship takes time to build trust. If you remove trust from your horse, donkey or mule you will have a very difficult time being a leader. Equine are looking for a leader not an abuser. Never let anyone hurt your equine ever. No twitching or any other form of barbaric training is needed ever! 

Select Our Store to order coaching, training, consulting time with Melody Johnson, one-on-one. You can purchase gift certificates for artwork, training, Donkey Halter to fit a donkey’s head not a horse.

 

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If you live close by contact me by e-mail and reserve your hay. Hay will be contracted out cost us money to have the hay baled. I am selling for $8.00 per 70 pound bale. Pick right off the field and save money.

Next year we will start growing tested to come in below 10% sugar, Orchard hay weed free.

We expect to get 350 to 400 bales at 70 pounds each. You do not want to miss this local hay in Sequim, WA. We have owned our land three years now and for the past three years no chemicals have been placed on our farm. We are adding compost from our donkeys and horses and the hay is growing fast. By the end of June our hay will be taller than our five foot fences. Wow!

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

Melody Johnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC

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Donkey Whisperer Farm – DONKEY ROPE HALTER FOR SALE, NOT A HORSE HALTER

Donkey Whisperer Farm – DONKEY ROPE HALTER FOR SALE, NOT A HORSE HALTER

Why Use A Quality Rope Halter To Train Your Donkey?

Pinch your arm and feel how a little pressure feels on your arm. Now think about how a rope halter has perfect knots on the nose, helping the donkey learn when you turn left the rope halter knot is pressing in the precise place on the nose (right side) to tell the donkey to follow you.  

A donkey has a unique head, purchasing a horse halter will not fit your donkey and you will return it or lose money. Our halter’s are 100% guaranteed to fit your donkey.

End all training sessions on a good note.

How can I order my Donkey (Mini, Standard or Mammoth rope halter with matching lead line)?

Select Our Store If you require a 12ft lead line let me know ahead of time. I will have this made for you at no extra cost. Most people do not want 12ft of lead line to work with their donkeys. Our Mammoth halters come with 12 feet as well these donkeys are Mammoth donkeys. Our Mammoth donkey is 16’2 hands tall and he is longer than a small car.:)

PLEASE NEVER LEAVE ANY HALTER ON YOUR DONKEY, HORSE OR MULE WHEN NOT IN 100% ATTENDANCE TO AVOID SELF-MUTILATION OR DEATH.

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The Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC rope halters are made by hand in the U.S.A. QUALITY, Not Quantity. Each is made to fit your mini, standard or Mammoth donkey perfectly. Our brass screw on snap is a training tool. When you wiggle the rope the donkey understands whoaa. Our leather end has a large popper to make a nose in training too, never abuse your donkey.

I teach my students how to use my voice, timing, halter, to train the donkey and most importantly how the owner is the best person to train and stay in the leadership role with the donkey. Donkeys never forget anything so be careful you are teaching the donkey with quality short training lessons. Never drill a donkey, horse or mule.

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End all training sessions on a good note.

How can I order my Donkey (Mini, Standard or Mammoth rope halter with matching lead line)?

Select Our Store If you require a 12ft lead line let me know ahead of time. I will have this made for you at no extra cost. Most people do not want 12ft of lead line to work with their donkeys. Our Mammoth halters come with 12 feet as well these donkeys are Mammoth donkeys. Our Mammoth donkey is 16’2 hands tall and he is longer than a small car.:)

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Thank you for supporting two small businesses of the U.S.A. Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC and our contractor a small small business who takes the time to make each one by hand. We sell QUALITY.

Great things are done by hand and not shipped away from the USA! Thank you for supporting small business of the U.S.A.

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

Melody Johnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC

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Posted by on March 12, 2016 in 2016, animals, Dog, farm, news

 

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Waiting Is Never Fun, Sometimes Waiting Is God’s Way Of Helping Us!


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God is amazing, prayer is a wonderful gift from GOD to his children. If you feel stressed, take a moment and breathe. Pray and ask GOD to give you peace, as GOD is in 100% control of all things.

 

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

Melody Johnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC

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Why Are You Afraid?


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

Melody Johnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC

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Bartering Works Sometimes – Think Like A Donkey, STAY ON DONKEY TIME


BE SMART LIKE A DONKEY!

Donkeys are into self-preservation;

Donkeys will not run into any new space without checking it out from top to bottom.

Sadly, the donkey is called stubborn. The donkey is not stubborn they are smart, smarter than most humans.  We humans can learn a great deal from the equine (donkey) who has lived on the planet the longest.

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Have you ever bartered with a person?

Example; One Hour Massage for One Hour of Your Expertise, tractor clearing and making my yard beautiful.

You run right into the barter after all this person contacted you with this great idea and you bought the sales pitch. You give 100% of your time, experience and passion. 

Wait for it!

The person who contacted you refuses to call you back, excuse after excuse with how busy they are. Now your yard is full of weeds, dirt and rocks.  Sadly many people are looking for trusting people to take advantage of. One of the things I have noted is these people contact me and they come up with this great plan of what they want me to do for them.  My career is teaching people how to train a donkey, mule and horse and I sell (100% quality YACHT ROPE hand-made in the U.S.A.) a rope halter with matching lead line to fit a donkey not a horse. I sell a little artwork too.

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Can bartering work?

Yes! A successful barter takes two honest people.

Donkeys who have been abused

The donkey who has been betrayed by a human (abuse or not fair in training) will have a very difficult time trusting humans again. If a woman trainer used abusive techniques that are not fair with a donkey such as locking them in a small isolated space for days and withholding water or worse. The donkey will NEVER FORGET A WOMAN IS NOT TRUSTWORTY, the donkey will trust a man but not a woman.

Can this be fixed?

Yes and No. Depends on the human doing the rehabilitation and the donkey. Do you have a detailed plan to help the donkey learn and trust again? Relationships take time, and doing the right thing day in and day out. Nothing is fast in the donkey’s world. Our logo for Donkey Whisperer Farm is “ON DONKEY TIME.”

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Vise or versa a man abuses a donkey, the donkey will trust a woman first over the man. “Donkeys never forget a thing good or bad, so make sure your training is fair and correct. Donkeys can’t be bribed treats they are smart, another virtue I so admire as I will not sell my soul for money either.”

The person who asked you to barter makes this sound so wonderful right? Think like a donkey, question every detail and do not jump in. This way you will not be taken advantage of. Bartering only works if both people are trustworthy.

“GOD will take care of his children, do not get bitter, simply learn the lesson.”

Life is a big lesson, we learn when we fall down, the key to success is getting back up again and not staying bitter. GOD knows what he is doing to prepare us for the next level in our life. Most important do not quit! Do not give up!!!!

The Donkey is a great teacher!

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Bartering can only work if the person you are bartering with is honest. I have owned my small business “Donkey Whisperer Farm” for two and half years now and boy, the lessons I have learned. Animals are always honest.  

Honesty is rare today. Not all people are dishonest I have met some fantastic people in our great big world. I have met some really amazing people while trying to save the donkey, horse and mule from abuse and the wrong diet.

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If you are interested in purchasing our training, donkey (mini, standard or Mammoth) rope halter with matching lead lines select our store to purchase via our secured store managed by KeyBank. Select OUR STORE to order now. Please continue to support small businesses of the U.S.A. as without you we will shut our doors.

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

Melody Johnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC

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

Melody Johnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC

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Posted by on February 17, 2016 in 2016, animals, Dog

 

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