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Federal Court Dismisses Wyoming Welfare Rancher’s Anti-Wild Horse Lawsuit


Originally posted on Straight from the Horse's Heart:

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“We are pleased that the Court declined to allow this blatant attempt by the State to scapegoat the small number of wild horses that remain in Wyoming to benefit ranchers.”

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On Tuesday (4/21/15) The U.S. District Court in Wyoming dismissed a lawsuit filed by the State of Wyoming against the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) seeking the removal of wild horses from public lands across the state. Earlier this year, the Court granted intervenor status to the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC), The Cloud Foundation, Return to Freedom, and wild horse photographers Carol Walker and Kimerlee Curyl. Intervenors promptly filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit against the BLM.

The Court stated in its decision that “the Court agrees with BLM and Intervenors. At this time there is…

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Posted by on April 22, 2015 in 2015, animals, horse, nature, news

 

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Water For Wild Horses GOFUNDME


 

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Drought in California has not spared the hundreds of horses at Return to Freedom.

In February 2015 our water table dropped and all wells stopped producing. We began trucking water in daily to fill the tanks – costing $466 a day / $3200 a week!

Return To Freedom provides refuge and care for almost 400 wild horses including 28 burros who have been captured from their ranges.

For 16 years RTF has a proven track record as a voice for change. Pioneering innovative management alternatives which have influenced a new direction for sanctuaries and solutions for keeping wild horses free on the range.

Return To Freedom has educated thousands of people a year through programs, volun-tourism both at the sanctuary , on America’s wilderness areas and through national outreach.

We need your help desperately now.

We have a small team who make sure the horses are fed and cared for each and every day. We want to thank our donors for keeping the troughs full- But we need your help to reach beyond our loyal donors. With many people giving alittle we can achieve alot!

With droughts, fuel cost increases and American hay growers selling to Asia, it is not only a challenge to raise the funds to keep up with the inflated hay costs, but now we need to raise funds to buy water – we just cannot do this without your help.

Please help us Fill the Bucket-

Return to Freedom’s Water for Wild Horses Fundraising Campaign will support our work with California Conservation Corps and Sierra Progressive as we move forward on matching grants to continue our water conservation plan at the sanctuary to:

– Increase water catchment
– Implement grey water systems
– Drill a horizontal well in a new location

We have had large holding tanks donated and have not been idle, but with no rain this winter we have to wait and see what water falls in 2016- and be prepared to catch it. In the meantime- we are hauling in 4300 gallons a day!

Please help the horses at Return To Freedom. They continue to serve to educate so many about the plight of wild horses. Each horse at the sanctuary has a story emblematic of tens of thousands more.

Return to Freedom is a 501C3 organization. All donations are sent weekly from Go Fund Me  directly  to Return to Freedom’s Water Fund.

Thank you and please share!

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Posted by on April 22, 2015 in 2015, animals, horse, news

 

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Social Media, Don’t Try To Win Over The Haters – Not The Jack Ass Whisperer


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For those of you who have been following my blog since 2010 you know how hard I have worked to create my new business Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC. I try really hard to help people, pray and inspire people and yet I have found some pretty amazing things out about complete strangers especially on FB.

Seems no matter the post, or even just a photo I share their is always a few negative comments, attacks. Your photo is not straight, I took it with my cell phone.  I do not like your rules. I have a group named ON DONKEY TIME on FB, Secret group now. Rules are always given before entering my FB group named On Donkey Time.

The photography group I was in did not remove the attacker so I left the group. Groups need rules and negative people who attack should be shown the barn door. When people attack me or members on my group they are removed. Oh the peace when the trolls are gone.

Select Negative People Hate Success to read another blog’s approach on this issue.

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“The form of the harm can be much more complicated too. People can incorrectly take a comment you make out of context (which in some states could potentially be ground for a false light claim); they can share hurtful opinions (which are generally protected speech under defamation law); or expose a truth that is less than flattering to you (a statement isn’t defamatory if true).”

It’s never fun, no matter what, when someone is negative about something that makes you happy, proud, or excited. But along with death and taxes, it’s a given in our society. Here are some more ideas on how to handle the haters:

  • Don’t engage. This is the simplest, most straightforward, and easy way to subtly say “no thanks,” to negative people. They can be all pouty, mopey, angry, etc etc all they want, but you are having no part of it. Offer a smile, shrug, and move on to better things.
  • Remember that personal attacks aren’t always so personal. Again, negative people can lash out, be critical, or downright mean because it’s simply the path of least resistance for those emotions. It’s much easier to be mad at the world than to look inward, find the problems there, then take appropriate action to reach a solution.
  • Be in charge of your own positivity. The easiest way to let negative people get to you is by putting too much value into their opinions and not enough into your own. You don’t need outside validation for everything you create, every goal you make, or every success you enjoy. If you need feedback, it’s best to get it from someone you know is honest – and happy with themselves, as well. This way, you can get any constructive criticism you may need, but without the bite of hatefulness that will come from someone only too eager to point out the weaknesses of others.

And if you find you’re the negative person? It’s okay. Honestly. But it’s time to understand that you are powerful, capable, and strong. Here’s how to focus on the positive and leave your negativity, hate, and anger behind:

  • Take action. You are in charge here. You can make the change you want to see in your own life. Yes, it may be hard – it may be really hard – and you might fail before you succeed. But keep at it! If Plan A didn’t work, think of a new approach and try Plan B. Believe in yourself and start putting one foot in front of the other.
  • Surround yourself with positive people. Positivity is contagious! Catch a little for yourself by seeking out positive, driven, motivated, and inspired individuals. Be happy for them when they find success – and enjoy how good it feels when others are happy for you when you are successful.
  • Be grateful. It’s so easy to get caught up in what’s wrong or bad in life. But you’re missing out on all the good that’s happening around you – it’s like you’ve got blinders on and you can only see the negatives. So take a moment every day to be grateful for what you do have, where you have been successful, and for what’s going right.

Why Do People Attack Others On Social Media?

Well it’s easy, to get angry with someone you do not know and try to make them feel bad as there is no accountability. Doubt people would talk the way they do to others from behind their computer face to face. “Our world is becoming more and more disconnected from social interactions, fb, and the other social networks as they make it feel like you are connected to the outside world but really nothing is the same as being in a relationship with a living human or animal.” Hiding behind electronics and beating another human up for trying to start a business is really sad.”

Do these insults bother me?

No they do not, I look to JESUS CHRIST my Lord and Savior for my self-esteem, I continue to try to make the world a better place for donkeys, horses and mules. I pray for the people who are so negative they must beat up others on social media and keep pressing towards my goal of building my business Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC. I continue to thank GOD I can talk, think, write and use my brain and not be negative. So much nicer to pay it forward then tear another down. I seriously feel sorry for people who do this.

My advice to you if you encounter this?

Walk away from trolls, yes I said trolls as these are people who work all day to destroy anything good in the world. Their job is to make you feel sad, cry and miserable. What they don’t understand is no one has this power over another human. I must give the power of my self-esteem away and I will never do this. I am a child of Jesus Christ. I am grateful GOD has given me the ability to withstand all I have survived. I pray for the negative people in our world who make bad comments about a photo that we share oh it’s not straight or its this or that. Really, find another way to make yourself powerful other than putting another person down.

How to handle attacks on social media?

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Sharing on social media is no fun when no rules are in place, make sure you are on a group that has rules.

Make sure if you join a group you have good administrators who remove trolls and stop attacks. If you have no rules the trolls will destroy anything positive and pretty soon they are the only ones talking on the group as the rest of the group is afraid of them.

Enjoy life, stay On Donkey Time, my business logo where life is slow and relaxed, like On Beach Time.

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I have a few hand-made art metal ON DONKEY TIME signs available for sale. Select our store  to learn how to order and prices. After these are sold I am not contracting out with the artist to make any more. :)

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

Melody Johnson, owner of Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC

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Buy a $5.00 Bracelet Help A Donkey In Need


Select Purchase a Donkey Bracelet Silver plate bracelet with a wonderful donkey charm. We have 25 of these available at $5.00 each. If you would like to purchase, please post with how many you would like and we will contact you. Select Contact us to order today.

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Need help training, caring (setting up your farm) for a happy healthy donkey?

I am a worldwide virtual coach, consultant and trainer of you the owner to learn how to teach your donkey to be a social good citizen on your farm. Picking up the foot, taking a walk, coming to you when called, loading in the trailer and backing out. I create a custom coaching plan based on your experience and goals for your donkey.

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Thrush Is a Four-Letter Word


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Note I do not use Clorox bleach I use Betadine :)Cleaning out the hooves each and every day is your best prevention.

If you do not know how to train your donkey, horse or mule to pick up the hooves I can teach you virtually via Skype, my videos, your videos and my written homework assignments.

Select Melody picking out Rio the Mammoth Donkeys hooves while his ground tied.

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Need Help training (learning to be a leader that is fair an not abusive) providing a healthy diet for your horse, mule or donkey? 

Select http://www.donkeywhisperer.com to see how virtual coaching, consulting and training works via Skype, my homework, your videos, and mine.

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Originally posted on Old Boots & Blue Jeans:

My fellow horse enthusiasts probably cringed a bit at the title of this post. For those of you who are wondering why horse people hate small birds, here is a little explanation:

Thrush (the medical condition) is a fairly prevalent hoof problem caused by anaerobic bacteria. On the bottom of a horse’s hoof is the frog, a soft, v-shaped structure. Bacteria, most commonly Fusobacterium necrophorum, make their home in the crevices surrounding the frog and go to town. (For my fellow science junkies, those grooves are known as the medial and lateral sulci. Drop that at the breakfast table.) Just as the name “necrophorumimplies, these bacteria cause tissue death. Compacted dirt and poop stuck in the horse’s hooves provide the perfect oxygen-free environment for the bacteria to start eating healthy hoof tissue. If detected early (your nose will definitely tell you), this condition is fairly easy…

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Win A Free Book “Flash The Donkey”


WIN A FREE BOOK “Flash The Homeless Donkey”

Contest Rules

1. Leave a comment on this post or select Like.

The winners (2 free books) will be notified on May 17th, 2015. The winner will receive a free book from Rachel Anne Ridge, author and writer.

Donkeys are healers, GOD is amazing he uses everything he can to help us in this most difficult time we all live in. GOD even uses a homeless donkey!

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Happy 10th Birthday Miss Lily


Friends of the Donkey Whisperer Farm,

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Wow I find it so hard to believe that today my horse Miss Lily a double registered quarter horse and Palomino is ten years old. Here is a look into the life of one amazing horse. I call Miss Lily Mr. Ed’s wife (the talking horse) as she is this smart. :)

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April, 2015, Melody and Miss Lily and her new buddy (our new project horse Miss Trophy black learning to trust me)

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The day we bought Miss Lily at the farm she was born on in Poulsbo, WA. Let the games begin!

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Lily is 2 here and Rio the Mammoth donkey is 1

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Last fall on the farm running free on 10 acres for a few hours

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For those of you who love horses, donkeys and mules to you I write this. “Nothing is better than the love I have for my horses and donkeys. They are angels from GOD sent to me, to make me stronger, a better person, a better wife, mother, and a better teacher.”

This mare, Miss Lily has been living with me since she was twenty months old. She captured my heart the very first time I met her. I love this horse dearly and believe me she is never for sale ever. Along with all of my six donkeys and Miss Trophy my new project horse as they are in their forever homes.

The love of any animal for a human is special. Domesticated animals depend on their owner to provide all of their every day needs, picking up poop, feeding, clean water, shots as needed, dental care, hoof care and most of all love and patience as their way is not always ours but they are truly the window a mirror to our inner self. To get the opportunity to train your own horse, mule or donkey will change you life in every way. Confidence is a big deal in this world, goals are important, working with a 1000 pound equine will forever change your life. Never forget if you get the chance to grab a dream go get it as life is fragile and precious.

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

Melody

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