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Apples and Pears Are Ripe In Sequim, WA

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Apple Season has arrived! As great as they may be for humans this is not great for the domesticated Donkey, Mule or Horse. In fact this may cause DEATH from Colic and/or a huge amount of stress, tears, vet cost or even burying the beloved equine (Donkey, horse or mule).

Never feed grass clippings or bread to your horse, donkey or mule.

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Donkeys, Horses and Mules get Sick, belly aches and gas from eating too many apples! Eating too much human food can increase their risk for colic.boysballoons2015

This is one of the most important posts I can write. I will do my best to write it in a way to educate and not offend people as the equine (donkey, horse or mule) need us humans to learn. In fact their lives depend on it!

When you drive by a farm please do not throw bread, apples, pears, watermelon, or garbage over the fence at the farm animals.

Horses, donkeys and mules will die of colic if not treated quickly! Bread will get wrapped in their intestine and they can die.


Over feeding of sugar for the desert equine the donkey is a NO, NO. These donkeys are on strict diets or they should be in domestication as they evolved from the desert. Meaning they can’t eat tons of sugar products. They really need a diet of low sugar/protein hay, clean water, a buddy, no sugar vitamin and toys. Our hay is tested to come in at 7% sugar.

Our equine (donkeys and horses) have their teeth done, vet care, hoof care and eat a strict diet. In fact we cut their pasture down low so they really don’t get any nutrition out of our farm land.

Why? Our farm is not planted with the right hay for the easy keeper the donkey yet. One day we will plant and use our irrigation, not today.


 Please never stop and feed any equine anything without the permission of the owner.

Throwing apples or any food over the fence of an equestrian farm can cause death or a huge vet bill for the owners not to mention emotional stress, tears. Equine can die from colic!!!!!

If your equine live near any fruit tree keep them away from the tree. If your equine live near a road of city folks place signs, PLEASE DO NOT FEED THE Donkeys, Horses and video cameras. This will help.


We have video surveillance on the Donkey Whisperer Farm and signs stating DO NOT FEED THE HORSES AND DONKEYS and still I have to tell people not to feed my equine. This is a huge problem and one I think most people who do not own equine just do not understand. You think you are sharing love, in fact you could kill the sweet Donkey, Horse or Mule living near you.

Thank you for sharing and caring!
Rio Johnson the Mammoth donkey, our three mini donkeys and two rescue standard donkeys, two horses. 

Melody Johnson
Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC



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

Melody Johnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC




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Easy Keeper Donkeys


Looking for no dental, poop to pick up, kisses, shots, hooves to clean, shelter, low sugar hay/protein, pastures, shelters?

The photo above of the donkey art is your EASY KEEPER donkey. :)

Being a farmer, owning equine is a full-time job!

If you want to learn how to get into this lovely world of enjoyment I am now accepting new students. :)



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

Melody Johnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC



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Buy a $5.00 Bracelet Help A Donkey In Need

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Rio the mammoth donkey and Melody bitless riding

Rio the mammoth donkey and Melody bitless riding


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Donkeys Living In The Pacific Northwest – Rain, Sores and Self Mutilation

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Spring can bring sores, treat fast and avoid a big vet bill. If this treatment does not work; please ask your vet to run tests to see what kind of skin infection you donkey has.

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Last spring after record amounts of rain in the Pacific Northwest our little mini donkey “Rocket Man” came up with a huge open sore on his little donkey boy face.  “Our equine are talked to and touched visually checked at least once a day” the big sore on his face came on fast within twelve hours.   It was a huge sore and left me perplexed but luckily the home remedy was an easy fix just took some doctoring for about a week and then his donkey fur started growing again.  Please make sure to check your horse, donkey or mule at least once a day to keep them in optimum health.

Donkeys seem to have more of a problem with this I think due to their ability to grow enough fur to live in Alaska during the winter

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A Human Angel For A Human or Animal In Need

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Prayer For Trauma, Surgery and Healing


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Maggot Therapy and Rehabilitation Of Domesticated Equine

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My husband, our six donkeys, two horses, three dogs and two feral indoor rescue cats moved to Sequim, WA in 2014. Since moving into our new farm I have received one to two people per week at my gate trying to give me horses, donkeys and mules who need homes. Even Christmas eve, really Christmas eve, tears for all the abused and neglected domesticated equine and people in our world. People just stop their cars at my gate and start  telling me the story next I hear how I have the space to take on more rescues. We already have three rescue equine. Eight is enough and with my physical disability this is all I can take care of and train both physically and financially. Never forget “The Free Equine Is NOT Free” sadly most people do not think about the ramifications of not being able to say NO. Last year I started using Facebook in order to share free education to help the owners of donkeys, mules and horses along with advertising my new worldwide training business and my hand-made art work ON DONKEY TIME. Wow did this open my eyes to this very problem I am describing to you, so many people think it will be easy to care for equine. News flash farming is a twenty-four seven passionate job. I am dirty every day, vacations are very rare and getting away over night is almost impossible, getting out of the equine world is more difficult I tell people it’s emotionally as connected to me as getting a divorce. My equine are healers, each one is unique and requires an entirely different approach and energy level from me. Never think that each donkey, horse or mule you bring home will require the same training as this is not true. Most importantly you must change for your equine to change.

Maggot Therapy

Wondering what this is Select Maggot Therapy to read how to help restore the hoof. Next learn everything you can about how to provide the diet and environment with the best holistic care you can. Select Maggot Therapy wounds for donkeys, horses and mules.


Living Will For All Your Animals

After the semi truck accident left me with a disability for the rest of my life I quickly learned the importance of having a will. Life can change at any minute and if you do not plan ahead your animals fate will be grim. Most family members do not have family who want to take care of their animals. So do the right thing plan ahead for your beloved animals.


Every month I am hearing about another donkey, mule or horse dying from colic. Please do not just throw the hay over the fence and fill a bathtub with water. Weather changes from warm to extreme cold can trigger colic. Learn how to keep your domesticated equine in optimum health. God created all equine to walk fifteen to twenty-five miles a day, sadly most do not walk more than one hundred steps a day. The domesticated equine stands around in a stall, round pen or a very small pasture not getting any exercise, sadly seldom clean water. Most colic is preventable in domestication the key is taking the time to educate yourself on how to prevent colic.

Prevention is the best medicine for our beloved domesticated equine

1. Diet

2. Clean Water

3. Correct Vitamins

4. Exercise

5. Emotional rehabilitation for the equine has no date of time just like us humans after severe abuse and neglect

6. Shelter, blankets, medicine

7. Vet check for health, teeth, chiropractic, acupuncture, herbs, and I highly suggest picking up the poop, composting and doing fecal samples before worming

8. Hoof care every six weeks in the summer and seven in the winter as the growth of the hoof slows down in the cooler seasons


Is it possible to rescue and rehabilitate equine?

Yes, but please learn all the facts before attempting to rescue and rehabilitate any equine. So many people think they can rescue with just love and time. Not true, do your homework and understand this road will be a long process consuming money and emotional resources as veterinary care is very expensive. Just like us humans we have no idea how long it will take the equine to get rehabilitated and in some cases no matter what we do we can never get their minds, and bodies back 100%. Abuse of the diet and emotional care is the worst to restore as just like us humans who suffer from Post Traumatic Stress so does the equine. Rehabilitation of the abused, neglected equine is no easy matter as the expense is high for the human financially, physically and emotionally. The good news if you will learn what is needed to keep your equine (donkey, horse or mule) healthy you can not only bring the domesticated equine into health again you can save a life.


 I am a worldwide virtual coach for your the owner to coach, train and consult you in the care of your equine. I enjoy teaching the owner how to train their own equine so as to not have the equine sent off to a trainer. Want to learn how using Skype to have coaching sessions with me along with your videos and mine works. Select Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC for worldwide testimonials and cost.



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





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