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Dreams Do Come True, Donkey Rope Halters Are Selling Fast

Dreams Do Come True, Donkey Rope Halters Are Selling Fast

Meet Skyla! Skyla is a mini donkey wearing the coral pink Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC rope halter, lead line. Is she adorable or what?



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Never leave any halter on your donkey, horse or mule when not in 100% attendance to avoid death or self-mutilation. Never strike your donkey, horse or mule. If you want to learn how to train using resistance free training methods sign up for one-on-one coaching with me. I train you from the comfort of your home. Select Our Store to learn how skype, my homework, your video’s doing the homework works worldwide. “Horses Dream of being Trained the way a Donkey or Mule demands to be trained” Melody Johnson, Owner/trainer Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC




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My dream to make a quality rope halter that fits a donkey not a horse came true last year when I started working with my wonderful contractor. I am proud to share our rope halter is hand-made from quality yacht rope to never mold.

How can I wash my halter?

Wash in a bucket of warm soapy water and let dry. Yacht rope will not mold.


The Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC rope halter is made to fit a mini, standard or Mammoth donkey, not a horse!  No measuring for the mini or standard. Mammoth donkeys require you to measure as they each have a unique head size. Our halter will fit from four-months to full-grown in the mini and standard sizes.

We do not nickle and dime you, our price is one price. When you purchase from us in the United States Of America the price includes the rope halter, brass screw on snap, leather popper (training never hit your donkey). Packing, shipping and tax. Out of the USA send me an e-mail with your shipping address for a quote to ship. My e-mail is or call me at 360 620-5868.

I stand 100% behind my Donkey halters. If you do not like the halter or it does not fit I will refund your money as long as you return to me in the same condition I sent it to you. Most of the photos are of our customers donkeys not our farm. All of my customers are happy with the fit and quality!  I have never had any halter returned to me other than a MAMMOTH halter. This is when I learned I can not make an adjustable halter for a Mammoth donkey.

ORDER NOW as our store is stocked again. We pay Keybank to manage all credit cards, I never see your credit card ever. You will receive an automated e-mail stating your credit card was charge and what you purchased, I will receive the same. Next I will e-mail you with a Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC receipt and a tracking number to follow your halter travel to your farm. I appreciate photos after you get you halter on your donkey with the matching lead line.


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

Melody Johnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC




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What Can My Mini Donkey Do?

What Can My Mini Donkey Do?


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Posted by on September 11, 2013 in 2012, animals, donkey, mini donkey


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What Time Is It? It’s Donkey Time

What Time Is It? It’s Donkey Time










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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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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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Mammoth Donkey and Mini Donkey Playing On The 4th Of July

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It’s been a while since I uploaded to Youtube.   Here are two of the worlds most famous donkeys “Rio” (Mammoth donkey age six and 16’1 hands tall) playing with his best buddy “Rocket man” (mini donkey age eighteen) doing what happy donkeys do best playing!!!  Enjoy!

  • Did you see Rio stop playing to look at the rabbit by the gate?
    When the donkey stops and points his/her ears at something you can bet he saw or heard something. Rio is six years old and Rocket Man (mini) is eighteen. These boys love to play! Please remember donkeys are most happy when they have another donkey to play with.

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


Posted by on January 22, 2013 in 2013, animals, donkey


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Why Is My Donkey Chasing My Cows?


Donkeys NEED a strong playmate to grab ahold of the neck, play tug with a food bowl and chase after.  Donkeys are not horses they are donkeys and they play different from the horse.  If you have a herd of cows and a donkey chasing after them I would say your donkey is bored and more than likely young and has no donkey to play with he/she is bored to death. 

Never leave a donkey with baby sheep, goats or baby cows as the donkey can get bored and pick up the youngster by the neck “donkeys play really rough and can kill the animal not big enough to defend itself.”  Donkeys are not being crazy or mean they are just doing what donkeys do playing, they need a play mate that can play the way Donkeys play.  Check out my youtbue video Size Does Not Matter to see how donkeys play.

Ideas To Stop This Behavior – Remember Donkeys Are Thinkers and They Get Bored Easy

1.  Make sure your donkey has toys, black feed bowl or orange traffic cone – Donkeys like to play with their mouths all the time

2.  If your donkey is a Jack turn him into a John

3.  Please remember Donkeys go in two’s, get your donkey another donkey to play with and chase.  Never ever leave your donkey with an animal too small as donkeys are just being donkeys they play really rough with their mouths and grab the neck of the playmate.  This is why donkeys have such thick necks compared to the horse as donkeys grab the neck of another donkey.  My donkeys would never attempt to grab my horses neck. Why? She is a strong big horse not a donkey!  Smile.

Please share information and enjoy your donkeys as donkeys are most happiest with another donkey and remember Donkeys are indeed precious gifts from GOD.

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



Posted by on November 4, 2012 in 2012, animals, donkey, horse


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Help My Donkey Is Running At Me His/Her Ears Back Teeth Showing


Perhaps you are new to donkeys and at first your donkey was quiet and nice and then all of a sudden the donkey started getting pushy.  Yes donkeys when scared are introverted usually not always but can be really quiet and stand scared with new things.  Donkeys can canter like a horse, trot, and walk like a horse.  But never think a donkey is a horse as they are not a horse a donkey is a donkey.:)

Both  of our donkeys Mammoth Rio and Mini Rocket Man run and play with one another with their ears flat back they are thinking and playing.  Yes Rio can come running at me when I have a treat with his ears back or when he is going out to his wooded pasture for a little brush eating.  

What should I do when my donkey comes running at me with his/her ears back, teeth showing?

First be safe and say Whoaa, wave your arms in front of you to stop them.  I am a student of Parelli  I use my carrot stick to keep a safe distance if I am with any equine I feel nervous around.  This is not a tool to hurt the equine but a safe way to keep their distance and slow down when approaching me.  With my equine I use my voice and if need be I will throw my hands up  in the air to stop them, clap my hands anything to stop the incorrect behavior.  Never run from a horse, donkey or mule and never turn your back, teach your equine to keep “two eyes looking at you, just like the ocean the human must respect the equine and stay in the leadership role at all times without abuse, never turn your back on the equine.”   Working with Donkeys, Horses and Mules (equine) can be dangerous so stay safe and enjoy your equine as they are gifts from GOD.

Never give a treat when the equine is pushing you to give it.  Give the treat when they are relaxed and have earned the treat, calm and respectfully.  My horse must turn her head away from me to get a treat this helps her think before trying to bully the treat out of my hand.  Lot’s of ways you can get your timing ready to teach the equine to receive the treat use your creativity to plan ahead and teach them to accept the treat.  All of my equine come to me when called without a food treat.  They get the physical, mental and emotional treat of me loving on them, brushing them, talking to them, picking their hooves and taking them for a walk.

Remember they can not kick you or bite you if your timing is great, they are looking to see if you are a leader or a follower, remember each time you are with your equine you are the human leader, you have the human mind put your cell phone away, job away, kids away and just be in the moment with your equine.  I say “You must be plugged into your equine to stay safe and be a great leader.” 

Try to think of this as an invisible string between you and the equine you are connected together for the time you enter into their world.  The rest of the world is not important only that you stay safe and do not get hurt and that you teach your equine how to fit into our human world.  Remember each equine has their own unique personality.

A leader stands like a leader, walks like a leader, has a plan.  A leader is always thinking of what is next the donkey is looking for a great human leader.  Life is easier when the animals are positive their human will provide constancy in their life i.e., food, clean water, loving, massages, pick out hooves, and talk to them.  Horses, donkeys and mules will never ever tell your life secrets but they are happy to hear everything you want to share with them.:)

Remember as the leader you determine when they come out of gate, you determine when they come out of the barn and when they go in.  I like to test my equine to see if they are listening to me I do not open the door and let them out.  I make them whoaa and wait a few seconds to minutes before pointing and walking out.  When going back to their barn they are to turn around and face me so I can take the halter off.  I pick their hooves out each and every day with no halter on while they are eating their hay it is like brushing our human teeth the hooves are the most important thing to keep up with.  No hooves no donkey, no horse, no mule.  This is the perfect time to ensure I do not have any doctoring to do on them look and feel their bodies and check for outchies.  After all I am their human leader and I am their human momma.

If they are really excited I back them into their barn, paddock, arena or pasture this helps them think and slow down.  Me backing Rio Rio out of the horse trailer in 2009.

Remember it’s easy to get into the routine of feeding and rushing thru the process.  I highly suggest you do not do this ever, stay plugged in, stay safe, stay alert to manage health concerns before they become a serious vet bill.  Put the safest fencing up you can afford and if you can afford to put video surveillance up use it as it is a wonderful tool.  Remember all equine are looking for a great human leader, be the best human leader you can be and I promise you the equine will reward you with amazing gifts.  Equine are gifts from GOD be grateful for them as each day is indeed precious and fragile.

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



Posted by on September 11, 2012 in 2012, donkey, health, horse


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