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Seattle Space Needle A $100 Million Renovation


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Does A Donkey Need A Hoof Trimmer?


Donkeys need their hooves to be trimmed just like a horse.

In the wild the donkey is walking up to 25 to 35 miles a day. On our farm the donkey is most likely not moving this much. A trimmer who is skilled in donkeys hooves is imperative to your domesticated donkeys health. It is best to keep your donkey(s) on a regular trimming schedule.

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Donkeys need the following:

  1. Shelter
  2. Clean water
  3. A dry paddock for most of their day.
  4. Lose clean salt in the shelter
  5. Hay to be tested to come in below 10% sugar.
  6. Never feed alfalfa, hay clippings or people foods, breads, cookies etc.,
  7. Never leave your desert equine the donkey on grass or brush, trees all day. They will get sick and have health problems.
  8. Fecal samples to test for parasites. No parasites no need to worm. Over worming has caused resistant free parasites in our donkey, mule and horse world. This is expensive to fix. Just like taking too many antibiotics in the human world over worming destroys the immune system and causes resistant free parasites.
  9. A vet check for dental and health at least once a year.
  10. Trimmer on a regular basis six weeks in the spring and summer and 7 in the fall and winter living in the Pacific Northwest. 

 

GOD Bless You And Your Family Two And Four-Legged!

Are the days of the Big Lick Walkers numbered? — EQUINE Ink


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My first reaction when I saw Fran’s article was, it’s about time! Big Lick Walking Horses have been (in my opinion) subjected to an unusually perverted form of torture under the auspices of “performance” for many years. Who, after all, actually wants their horse to have gaits like this so badly that they use keg […]

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CUSTOM FIT ROPE HALTER


Dear Friends of the Donkey Whisperer Farm,

Last year we completed our home. Yeah! This year my goal is to complete our Video On Demand, E-Training series DONKEY 102. If you have not taken Donkey 101 we highly recommend you take this course as it is a prerequisite to Donkey 102. Select E-TRAINING DONKEY 101 VIDEO ON DEMAND.

Select OUR STORE  to order your soft yacht rope halter, lead line, BRASS SCREW ON SNAP and Donkey 101. Our measurements will fit any mini or standard size donkey age 4 months to full-grown. All other equine require you to measure the head. We are now making custom fitting soft yacht rope halters with matching lead lines for all equine, donkey, mule and horses.

We provide the template and measurement tool after your order is placed. We ship for FREE in the U.S.A. and we ship worldwide. We just shipped a large order to Norway. We are now selling riding reins and Long Lead lines up to 22 feet with a brass screw on snap.

2018 HAY FOR SALE! SEQUIM, WA

For those of you who have been following my blog you know how much I love to garden. We are excited to share the Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC is moving into full hay production. Just like last year if you come on the day we bale the hay is $8.00 per bale. Bring help as you pick off the field and load in your truck. If you wait until we pick up the hay and get under cover the cost is $10.00 per bale. This is nice local alfalfa, orchard mix hay, 2 strands 70 pound bales.

E-mail us at INFO@DONKEYWHISPERER.COM to get on our mailing list.

Next year we hope to seed begin growing premium organic weed free Orchard hay testing below 10% sugar on our little farm in Sequim, WA.

Our website is WWW.DONKEYWHISPERER.COM

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

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Scott & Melody Johnson

 

 

Donkey Basketball Is Wrong – Why Do People Laugh?


Why Do People Find The Need To Laugh At The Donkey?

I am a world-wide virtual trainer to the owner of donkeys. This is what I do for a living help the owner (human) learn how to train the donkey anyplace in the world from the comfort of their home. Here on the Donkey Whisperer Farm we have one Mammoth donkey, two standard donkeys, three mini donkeys and two horses. Did you know I can ride my Mammoth donkey Rio Johnson, 16’2 with no bit, no spurs? Rio is like a big dog!

I am the voice for the most humble and smartest equine the donkey.  God created the donkey to be smart and humble, not stubborn. People who abuse the donkey make the donkey stubborn out of self-preservation.

Donkeys never forget a thing.  Trying to fix abuse of;

Riding in the wrong position

Weighing too much for the donkey to carry

Dragging the donkey by the face when the donkey is smart enough to walk next to the human when not scared to death

Withholding food and water before a game

Making the donkey buck, fall down and learning to kick out at the human is very difficult to repair.  Trust is easy to destroy and in some cases can never be earned again with a donkey.

Why? Donkeys are smart. Donkeys think all of the time unlike the prey equine the horse.

The Donkey Is Laughed At For Being A Donkey!

Seriously, people drive past our farm and he-haw and laugh at our donkeys all of the time. I really have no understanding of why people are so seriously biased against one of the most humble sweet animals GOD created?

I wonder when you watch this donkey basketball game does it look like the Donkeys are enjoying themselves?

Most Donkey Basketball events are for fundraising at public schools. I find it hard to believe that with all the bullying going on today via social media and in person a school would want students to mis-treat the humble donkey. I guess bullying is funny as long as it is against the most humble donkey.

Advocates of Donkeybasketball;

  1.  The donkey is well fed, so much better than most donkeys in our world! Really?

2.   The donkey is not going to slaughter. Well after the donkey basketball company is done they will not be able to adjust to social skills needed in our world. No doubt  slaughter is next.

3.  The donkey has vet, dental and hoof care on a regular basis, shelter and food.

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Diet is outstanding, what more could a donkey ask for?

As the voice of the donkey I can clearly tell you what the donkey would ask for:

  1. Treat me with respect and dignity, do not let people pull on my face and have me in a loud noise situation, I do not like chaos
  2. Weight limits apply to donkeys as they do horses
  3. Ride us in the correct place not on the neck, rear etc, the same as a horse
  4. When we are kicking and running away it means we are not having fun!
  5. When we lay down we are scared to death or we will not move our feet. This does not mean we are stubborn.

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

Melody Johnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC

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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.

PLEASE NEVER LEAVE ANY HALTER ON YOUR DONKEY, HORSE OR MULE WHILE NOT IN ATTENDANCE TO AVOID SELF-MUTILATION OR DEATH.

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.

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Bible Verses on Spiritual Warfare — Heather C. King – Room to Breathe


Deuteronomy 3:22 ESV You shall not fear them, for it is the Lord your God who fights for you.’ Deuteronomy 28:7 ESV “The Lord will cause your enemies who rise against you to be defeated before you. They shall come out against you one way and flee before you seven ways. Joshua 10:25 ESV And […]

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What Is The Story Behind Your Blog?


Everyone has a story!

What’s your story?

Why did you create a blog?

My webmaster created a blank blog for me in 2010 after I started a web page to help people learn about the most humble animal of all the donkey.

What does your blog mean to you?

Personal, deep, God, Educational, Networking, Sharing the ups and down of our life.

What do you hope to accomplish with your blog?

Sharing GOD in Jesus Christ name as I became a christian in 2004. God in Jesus Christ name is real and without GOD I would not be writing to you here today. Education to help stop the abuse of humans and animals. Donkeys need a voice and God chose me to become the donkeys voice in this great big world at this exact moment in time.

Why do I Blog? 

I enjoy sharing. I enjoy reading blogs. I enjoy making a lifelong record of all of the wonderful and painful things this great big world has touched in our life. Scars, warrior wounds, emotional, family, my life. My husband is not a blogger. We have been together twenty-five years. He is my very best friend and my husband. GOD knows what he is doing.

Please talk to me, please leave a comment and share why you blog?

Enjoy your life as each day is fragile and precious.

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

Melody

 

 

PLEASE HELP THIS ELEPHANT – Move To A Retreat In France


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Transfer lonely Anne from Longleat to Elephant Haven, to be with companions.

 

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Anne the elephant was rescued to Longleat for rehabilitation on 3rd April 2011 from a life of suffering at Bobby Roberts circus. This was meant to be a temporary respite for Anne to gain physical health to enable her to be transferred to another location where she could be with other elephants.
Elephants are complex social animals and in the wild spend most of their day interacting in social activities. But Anne is alone, and has been since her last friends, Beverly and Janie, died at the circus in the Winter of 2001. She has spent 16 years now in total isolation from her own kind. This will affect her mental well being. Longleat has cared well for Anne but now she needs to be with other elephants.
Elephant Haven in France has agreed to accept Anne if she is to be released from Longleat, into their new elephant Haven, alongside two other elephants. She could be safely introduced to new elephant friends there.
Please sign now to demand Longleat transfer Anne to Elephant Haven in France to be with companions.
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