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Rio the Mammoth Donkey


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I am proud to announce I am now training Rio to wear a combo bit.

My goal for Rio has been to pull a cart safely. We live on a farm close to three highways. Cars, motorcycles, joggers, skate boarders, airplanes and more are passing us on a regular basis.

Rio is an introvert donkey. Meaning how I train him is 100% different from how I train extroverted donkeys and mules. We must have empathy for the introvert, give them time to adapt to change as if we place too much pressure on the introvert donkey, horse or mule they will simply lay down and not get up or explode with anger. Ulcers are directly connected to stress in equine. Please understand animals are just like people they need to have compassion and empathy when training them. We humans must stay a fair leader with a plan each and every time we enter their world. Safety is always number one in my mind when teaching and training both for the human and the equine. 

Any equine working in this situations needs a bit for safety. I am training Rio to wear the bit gently. Light hands are a must when I train my horses and donkeys.

I promise to share more updates. Thank you for reading the Donkey Whisperer Farm blog.

 

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Melody Johnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC

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Mammoth Remains – Not A Mammoth Donkey

Mammoth Remains – Not A Mammoth Donkey

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Very interesting don’t you think? Don’t be shy leave a comment.

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Melody Johnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC

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Ride A Mammoth Donkey Save A Mini and Standard Size Donkey


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Rio’s First Ride Outside The Arena

Rio’s First Ride Outside The Arena

Friends of the Donkey Whisperer Farm,

Rio our mammoth donkey turned seven years old this summer, he is 16’2 at the withers not the ears.  Rio is an adult full-grown mammoth donkey now we must remember the bigger the equine the longer it takes to be full-grown.  Rio was full-grown at six years old. Select what age is my equine full-grown.

I am always looking for ways to set my equine up for success so naturally when I rode Rio out of the arena for the first time I guided him to his most favorite bush so he could eat a few huckleberries. We have been going to this bush since he was a year old.  As murphy’s law would be a neighbor drove by really fast on his new A.T.V. Rio did not move a hair, I said whoa and he stood still.  I am so proud of him as he is going to be an amazing trail donkey, carrying the most important person in my life my husband Scott and a few friends.

I think Rio was really surprised that he could carry me to the bush and then when I was done I guided him up the hill on our five acre farm to the horse trailer.  I removed his tac and gave him a carrot, we were both proud and happy, truly a wonderful day!

Rio is one here, a few weeks after we brought him home

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Please remember to always end your training sessions with lot’s of rubbing, kisses and brushing as all equine when tamed enjoy to be loved on just like us humans.

Did you learn anything from this post today?

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

Melody

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Posted by on October 10, 2013 in 2013, animals, donkey, training

 

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What Time Is It? It’s Donkey Time

What Time Is It? It’s Donkey Time

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Melody

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Posted by on September 10, 2013 in 2013, animals, donkey

 

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Whats Special About Donkeys?


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Howdy,

Donkeys have really long ears built for hearing the predator as they evolved in the desert.  Mammoth donkeys have big lips perfect for a little bite of a carrot every once in a while with no worries to nip their human partner fingers. Donkeys love to be loved on, talked to, and just basically be your friend any time day or night. 

Donkeys open up fast when they trust their human partner completely this takes time and effort on the humans part as so many donkeys have seen the wrong side of a human or just not seen the human.  So many donkeys are just thrown in a pasture and never given the time and effort they need please don’t do this to your donkey as they are special.  Donkeys work best with the human partner who respects them and understands they are not A to B equine they need…

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Happy 7th Birthday Rio – Aug 10th


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

Melody

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