"Horses Dream Of Being Trained The Way A Donkey Demands To Be Trained" Melody Johnson

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Thinking Of Donkeys as Donkeys Come In Two’s

Do you ever find yourself thinking about donkeys? We have had donkeys in our life for eleven years now and well it’s hard to remember life without a horse and a couple of donkeys, they are indeed part of our family.  

Why Donkeys? Perhaps GOD understood before I did the importance of donkeys in our life as our donkeys are part of our family now.  I have always been a human that likes to learn, digs for information, steps out of the box to try new things and I am naturally creative.   Thank you Jesus!  The human brain is indeed one of the most important organs GOD gave us.

We are proud to make and sell the best quality and fit donkey rope halters. Each donkey halter is made in the U.S.A. Donkey soft yacht rope halter, lead lines with a brass snap, leather end. Check us out at our store Select Our Store.  

Our Mini and Standard size rope halter will fit from age 4 months to full-grown.

Custom/special orders 

You will order the halter and let us know you want to measure the head. We will build you a perfect fitting donkey halter made to last a lifetime.

Please send questions to our e-mail at info@donkeywhisperer.com we are happy to help you.


Why are donkeys so special?   Donkeys have a cross on their back, this is special.

Well they are usually not always but usually more relaxed than the horse and well kinda like a black lab they just want to be loved on, they want to eat, they want to snuggle with their human.  The donkey loves to play tug with their four-legged donkey buddy.  Donkeys love to jump up and grab the neck of their donkey buddy.  Donkeys are donkeys!

Donkeys never forget anything they must be treated with a fair and respectful plan. Never abuse your donkey. Rehabilitation of an abused donkey can takes many, many years and some of these donkeys can become violent towards people they associate with the past abuse. I.e., a smell, man or woman (former abuser), truck, sounds, cigerette. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is real in animals just like people. Donkeys can see in color.

What Do Donkeys Need To Stay Healthy?

1. Clean water fresh water, diet, low sugar and low protein  hay  Never feed donkeys alfalfa hay ever. Hay must be tested to come in no higher than 10% Sugar to keep the exotic desert equine healthy. Exercise is key. 

2. TamingDonkeys need their hooves picked out daily and their feet trimmed at least every 7 weeks

3.  Donkeys need the vet to come and see them at least once a year

4.  Donkeys need their teeth checked at least once a year

5.  Donkeys need us humans to check for sores, lice, or a limp – Watch your donkey learn how they move so you can catch problems quickly

6.  Donkeys need clean fresh water every day and in the winter warm water, Donkeys need lose salt in a dry place. A salt lick will do but will not be as effective to prevent colic.

7. Donkeys need their human to be on time with meals – My donkeys hardly ever bray as they can depend on us to bring their meals, they do not need to remind us ever

8. It is a myth to believe all donkeys bray all day long they don’t bray unless they are calling out to a donkey or they are upset about meals or something else like a predator coming into their pasture. Jacks bray more. Very few jacks (stallion horse world) are worthy of reproduction. Owning a Jack is not for the beginner donkey owner or even the novice. Owning a Jack takes having people to help you manage your farm correctly it is not for the beginner.

9. Donkeys do not enjoy a bath, donkeys seem to not enjoy water even on the most warmest weather.  Our donkeys get one bath a year and I hand wash their face just like my horse, never spray a donkey with a hose in the face

10.  Donkeys ears can be broken and not stand up so be careful when touching them

11.  Donkeys can grow lot’s of thick donkey fur for the winter


Rio our Mammoth donkey age 9 months with my hubby Scott.

12.  Donkeys are looking for a great human leader who will take the time it takes, donkeys are visual learners

13. Donkeys can hear things way sooner than the horse

14. Pick up the poop every day and compost. Do not drag across your pasture until the poop has composted and killed parasites for at least one year.

15. Last but final tip about donkeys; never ever drill a donkey, less is more and remember Donkeys never forget anything – Be careful what and how you train your donkey 🙂 SELECT E-TRAINING DONKEY 101 VIDEO ON DEMAND. 

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

Rio our MAMMOTH DONKEY stands 16’2 hands tall with Melody.





Donkey Halter Mini, Standard and Mammoth Matching Lead Line For Sale


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Donkey Whisperer Farm New Website

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We are hosting our first live student here on the farm soon. Our virtual Video vault will be up and running soon helping more donkey owners learn how to train their personal donkey themselves.

Stay tuned as the Donkey Whisperer Farm has big changes coming in 2017.

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Sadly the donkey is still the underdog of the equine world making education difficult to find for the owner of the domesticated donkey. Here on the Donkey Whisperer Farm we work hard to train the owner to train the donkey and provide educational support for the health and well-being of the donkeys domesticated environment, shelter, pasture, toys, another donkey to play with. Donkeys need another donkey to live with. Geldings enjoy living with another gelding. Jennies with another Jennie. A Jack (Stallion) should not live with another donkey. Inner breeding can start as early of six months.

Many people think the donkey is easy to keep healthy in domestication. This is not true! The donkey evolved in the desert requiring us humans to learn the strict diet of the donkey and more.

If you need help learning how to prepare your donkey for the trimmer or more we are working very hard to help you. Our Donkey Halters are a tool for you the owner to train your donkey. Please never leave any halter on your donkey while not in 100% attendance to avoid self-mutilation or death. 




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

Melody Johnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC

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We Sell Donkey Halter’s Not Horse Halters, Handmade In The U.S.A.

Are you looking for a halter for your donkey? 

We sell Donkey Rope Halter NOT A HORSE HALTER. Our rope halter comes with a matching lead line made from yacht rope (no mold) to fit your mini, standard and Mammoth donkey. Select Our Store to order, ship same day.

Dirty? Wash in a bucket of warm soapy water and let dry.

Check out our new video, Mini, Standard and Mammoth donkeys are in this video.



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





Got Donkeys In Your Life?


Donkeys Can Be Slow To respond, Slow To Move Usually, Not Always. EXTROVERT VS INTROVERT “Donkeys need us humans to become a person with a plan, most importantly a human the donkey can respect and follow as a fair leader.  A leader who will never abuse the donkey ever.

Source: Got Donkeys In Your Life?

Select VIDEO ON DEMAND 101 Trains you the owner to train your donkey

Melody Johnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC




Do You Know What Plants Are Poisonous For Your Horse, Donkey or Mule?

OLD POST – 2012

Owning a small farm is a dream come true as I had been praying to GOD to own a horse again since I was a teenager, GOD answered my prayers in my late forties.  I am here to say “Nothing is impossible with GOD in Jesus Christ precious name” living on a  farm is indeed a gift from GOD and I am forever grateful for GOD’s favor and blessings. It is my pleasure to share information and a few photos with you. Enjoy!

Rio our mammoth donkey age 6 with Rocket Man our mini donkey age 18, 2012

Watching our beloved equine do one of their most favorite things, graze and munch away on good clean low sugar hay is a wonderful thing, it is truly a blessing.   For me listening to them chomp away on safe low sugar hay has a similar relaxation feeling as listening to the ocean as it calms my soul.   The farm girl is forever deep instilled in my soul, thank you Jesus.

 Here are a few links for Western Washing toxic plants:

Western Washington Poisonous Plants

More toxic plants

Horses Deadly Plants

Horses Deadly Plants A-Z

Red maple treeDeadly to equine

Tansy Ragswort Weed – Highly Toxic

Lupins are beautiful but deadly to equine

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





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