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

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Highland The Flying Horse With His Owner Linda Parelli

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I was able to attend the 1st Parelli horseanality/humanaity course in Feb of 2014 and get my certification. I met Linda in person and her beautiful horse Highland. He has come so very far in such a short time. If you would like to work with me to help you understand how best to train your donkey, horse or mule’s personality and how I train you to train your equine I am excited to work with you.  Select Donkey Whisperer Farm Our store to sign up for classes. I AM NOT A PARELLI INSTRUCTOR AND I DO NOT TEACH PARELLI. I teach my methods, based on staying safe, having a leadership plan and not drilling or using old cowboy techniques for training, I teach you how to train the way the equine learns from his/her own species. Example, body language, timing, voice, and reward for a try to correct when naughty or aggressive.

Working with equine is dangerous you need a plan to stay safe. I enjoy teaching the owner how to lead and train their equine to pick up the hoof calmly for the trimmer/farrier. Come when called on the pasture, walk when you walk, back up when you back up, send into the stall, pasture or horse trailer. Never bite, strike, kick or fight with you the leader. Equine respect the leader of their herd naturally and if we humans are just throwing the hay over the fence and not staying in the leadership role we are teaching them that they are they leader.

Please never leave the halter on as the halter can cause death and self-mutilation. Learn how to call your donkey, horse or mule and have them come to you like a dog. 🙂

How Can I Train You From My Computer To Your Computer Anywhere In The World To Train Your horse, donkey or Mule?

Select DONKEY WHISPERER FARM and select Testimoinals.

How can I reach Melody?

Send me an e-mail Melody@DonkeyWhisperer.com or call me at (360) 620-5868 I am now taking home visits in the Sequim, Port Angeles, area. After our new farm is completed I will have on-site classes on the Donkey Whisperer Farm in Sequim, WA.

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Melody working Lily in the outdoor arena

Melody working Lily in the outdoor arena


Rio the mammoth donkey and Melody bitless riding

Rio the mammoth donkey and Melody bitless riding








World-Wide Virtual Coaching, Training For You The Owner Of A Donkey, Horse or Mule?

Friends of the Donkey Whisperer Farm,

I have been a Parelli student since 2007 after purchasing a twenty month filly Miss Lily and Rio (our mammoth donkey) at nine months with Rocket Man (13 years) our mini donkey.  I am not an instructor of Parelli. I also have videos and have studied Meredith Hodges, Lucky Three Ranch, Clinton Anderson, Chris Cox and many more. You could say I learn from as many sources as possible as no one person knows everything.  In April of 2010 I survived a semi-truck accident leaving physically disabled for the rest of my life select GOD Created A Miracle For Me.  After three years of physical therapy I was finally able to travel, my first trip was to complete the Horseanality/Humanality Course in Florida with Linda Parelli and Dr. Handley. This course was powerful for me to read all equine personalities and humans whom I interact with in my personal life and my world-wide coaching, consulting and training the owner (humans) of equine.  My new world-wide business is Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC you can take a look at what I do by selecting the link http://www.donkeywhisperer.com


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I started out helping people for free all over the world after surviving a semi-truck accident in 2010 it was a way for me to have purpose and still stay connected to my passion in the donkey world. Today I coach, consult and train owners for horses, mules and donkeys from my computer to their computer via skype, my cell, instant message, facebook and e-mail. I have helped over 65 people since 2010 in France, Norway, Australia and all over the U.S.A.

What is resistance free training?

Resistance free training in my words is you the owner are always thinking and planning ahead to have a plan for your donkey, horse or mule. You are the leader without a twitch, without bending the ear, without a beating with a big two x four. You never with hold water from your equine or food for punishment. No making them stand to the fence for hours or wear a saddle or halter for hours on end. You are the leader in a safe way, and you never let anyone including the farrier hurt your equine.

Pain is old school way of training an equine

I teach you the owner how to train your equine without pain, think about how you learn. Do you learn from a person who hurts you slaps you in the face over and over if you do not sit still for the dentist. Drill Sargent personality or do you learn how to become the best you can be from a person who engages you into learning, a person who will share the world with you in whatever new field you want to learn? I say world as it feels like this when we learn something new. It feels like we are stepping into a new world experience and for our equine this is how they feel. A human who will entice you to share the world with them? Do I discipline my horses and donkeys if they are dangerous and not behaving yes, but I do not abuse them ever.

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If you want to learn a new way to train give me a try the first 1/2 hour is free. My skype name is Donkeywhispererfarm2010 and my cell is 360 620-5868.  We skype once a week and I give you detailed homework assignments I type out in Skype to you. Next you provide me with a video of your homework and we discuss how to improve your results and what I see in your timing and your equines response. Remember to match the energy of your equine.

I am accepting new students again as some have graduated and achieved their goals.

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We are building a world-wide education center for Donkeys, Horses and Mules in Sequim, WA. A place to learn from veterinarians who specialize in the diet, hoof care, and more of the donkey, horse and mule.  Our first course, grand opening of my new business Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC on July 17, 18 and 19th, 2015 (Friday-Sunday) with Nate Bowers teaching how to train our equine to pull a cart. You must have a foundation before you start training any equine to pull a cart as this is a dangerous sport.  Sign-ups will be starting this summer for next summer attendance as we are moving from Kingston to Sequim, WA.

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Our new MD barn is almost completed! Thank you JESUS!!!!








Rio the mammoth donkey and Melody bitless riding

Looking For Help With Your Donkey, Mule or Horse?






I provide worldwide virtual coaching, consulting and training from my computer to your computer. We use skype, your video’s, my videos and I will help you with basic social skills, saddle fitting, hay, diet, building a farm plan and a safe site for your equine to live. The sky is the limit.

I am excited to share I am now certified in Horseanality/Humanlity.

What does this mean for you? I can help you determine if your equine (horse, donkey or mule) is an extrovert or introvert and create a custom training plan you can use to train your equine yourself. No need to travel or send them off to a trainer. Donkeys, horses and mules learn best from the human they trust and adore with great leadership skills and no abuse, I can teach you how to stay safe and not abuse your equine, stay a leader 100% of the time. I am Not A Parelli Trainer, I do not teach Parelli.

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Ready to start coaching with me?

Select wwww.donkeywhisperer.com select our store to sign up for coaching sessions, the first 15 minutes is free.  I am taking a few more students now.  We work together once a week and I give you homework, back together the next week. I am flexible one session at a time or a break in the cost if you purchase 10 sessions.

You can do this!

Select testimonials as I have helped people in France, Norway and all over the world from the comfort of my computer to your computer.  I teach my method to you on how to be a great leader and never drill, no more than 15 minutes per training exercise is your homework timeframe with your horse, donkey or mule as drilling never works. Equine need time to soak and think about what we taught them.

I ride my horse Miss Lily an extroverted fast quarter horse (a little Seattle Slew in her) and my introverted Mammoth donkey Rio with no bit and no spurs. I point to the horse trailer and they get in. Simple stuff, I will teach you how to be the leader for your equine without abuse.

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





Parelli Horsenality/Humanality Course


I am excited to share I will be attending the Horseanlity/Humanality course with Linda Parelli and Dr. Handley in Ocala, Florida the end of this month.  I will be studying to understand the extrovert on steroids the donkey and of course all of the mules and horses.  This course will give me a deeper understanding of my students who I coach to train their donkeys, mules and horses.

If you would like a personal coach to help you work with your donkey, mule or horse give me a try. I work around your schedule.  Select Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC  to see how I can teach you to train your equine the basic social skills required to go on to do anything you want to do with your equine.


Interested in what I will be learning select the Parelli Chart for more details.


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





A Hoof Trim For Obo A Standard Size Feral Donkey – With No Sedation

obomelodyflysprayFriends of the Donkey Whisperer Farm,

Perhaps you have been following my blog for the last four years and you are aware of Obo and Tuba, two feral donkeys living on ten acres. I helped save Tuba & Obo (standard feral donkeys) in 2008 after they were almost sent to slaughter. After the semi-truck accident my dream of bringing them home ended as I was not able to go see them for three years.  I was asked to come and work with them again this last fall as the new medicine for the screws in my pelvis is helping me so much.  Before this I was not well enough to help Obo and I could not risk hurting my back again. Obo is a right brain introvert if you study Parelli you understand, how difficult this personality is to work with. Select Parelli personality is not an excuse to read more.  

I am excited to say I am traveling to Ocala Florida the end of January to attend the five-day conference on Horseanility and humanility with Linda Parelli and Dr. Handley.  This education will help me help you with your equine.

Select Parelli Horseanlity Chart to see more of what a right brain introvert means. I am not an employee of Parelli or an instructor I am a home study student who shares why Parelli works for horses, donkeys and mules.

I am proud to say after three short twenty-minute lessons I was able to get Obo’s hooves trimmed yesterday with no sedation. GOD has a sense of humor as my name is Melody 🙂  I would have had video to share but we had technical issues with the video camera. More to come later….

A video of Melody teaching Tuba to pick out all of his hooves without tying him and staying on the same side I am picking out the hooves. Saves my back and time.  All of our equine get their hooves picked out each and every day with no halter on while eating in their slow feeder low sugar hay.

If you need help with training your donkey to stand, walk-on, pick up the hoof for trimming with no sedation or catch you I am available to coach you from your computer to my computer any place in the world. Select my Draft new website not live yet Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC to read all about how I can help you with your donkey, horse or mule.

If you would like a free thirty minute skpe session with me send me a note at Melody@donkeywhisperer.com I look forward to helping you with your donkeys, mules or horses.

Tuba is a standard size donkey and he is so beautiful, just look into his eyes.

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




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A Ride On Miss Lily No Bit, No Spurs

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Friends of the Donkey Whisperer Farm,

Yesterday I was able to get back on Miss Lily for a thirty minute ride, I have to use the stair steps to get on.  I rode her with no bit just her Parelli rope halter and no spurs as I do not use spurs.  Whenever I start a horse, donkey or mule I start them in baby steps. “The bit comes last and is never used with a beginner rider, I always put the bittless bridle on for beginners.”

Never get on a horse without making sure you have a connection “I Say Make Sure You Have Their Head”

I have been a home study student of Parrell since 2007.  I am very grateful to this program as my horse and mammoth donkey are trained to not move when I board or get off. Remember mounting and dismounting is the most dangerous part if the equine spooks you can be drug in the stir up.  I planned ahead and trained my equine to have a strong foundation for riding, I train using verbal words along with physical cues.

If you do your ground work and make your foundation solid no bit is required to ride a horse.  The bit is really bad for beginner riders as we humans should never ever pull on the mouth when riding.  Like a musical instrument the bit is to be used lightly.  Miss Lily did neck reining for the first time with me on her as I have not been able to ride for over three years.  I teach all of this stuff on the ground as preparation is safety and as you can guess I am into safety after surviving a semi-truck accident leaving me with thee large screws in my pelvis and pain each and every day.

Think about how you feel when pain is given to you?

All of my donkeys and horse understand verbal words they do not need to be hurt to learn they learn from clear communication along with consistent training techniques. A treat helps tremendously with the correct timing and the equine not demanding the treat.

It’s hard to see how unfit we both are after three years but with time I believe both my horse and me will get fit again.

A photo of me and Miss Lily weeks before the semi truck accident 2010



One day this dream will come true!

Thank you for all of your prayers, GOD heard them!  I am truly a miracle and I am grateful to Jesus for this little thing called life, it is my desire to pay it forward and help others the best I can. If you have donkey, mule or horse questions send me an e-mail at Melody@donkeywhisperer.com.  I am free until I am strong enough to start my consulting, coaching and training business.  “I will be coaching, consulting and teaching the owner how to train the donkey, horse or mule with the end result of you becoming the Donkey Whisperer for your farm.”  


GOD in Jesus Christ name is amazing!





Donkeys Come In Two’s

Thinking About Getting A Donkey?  We purchased Miss Lily my quarter horse mare at twenty months old, a baby Mammoth donkey, and a mini donkey in 2007.  With my information technology background and project management skills I began reading, and researching everything I could get my hands on to understand the donkey.  Select Donkeys Come In Two’s to read how I learned how important it is to always have two donkeys.  When they go to the vet take the donkey buddy with them, as the donkeys will stay calmer and heal faster. LILYLICKINGRIO Horses should never be left alone either as they are a herd prey animal and they need to have another equine to feel safe, lay down and get REM sleep, play etc., It has always been my plan to get my horse Miss Lily another horse due to the semi-truck accident in 2010 this goal was put on hold.  One day she will have a horse to be with as horses need horses and donkeys need donkeys.  Lily, Rio and Rocket Man all get along well but the boys (donkeys) are very close and Lily is kinda the third wheel.  Rio will groom Lily and Lily grooms Rio like book ends they are beautiful together and will always be close no doubt. RIOLILY2012JUNESUMMER

Trail walks with the donkeys we never leave one at home all alone


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These boys bonded after Rio (9 months in photo) was weaned from his donkey mom.  Rocket Man was 13 years old when they bonded.


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Donkey3 OURBOYS2012PLAYINGriorocketman2012july Select Boys playing to watch youtube video. Can A Donkey Live Alone Without Another Donkey? Yes, of course but the donkey will not be in optimum health, will not be happy, will bray more and can get violent towards another animal species such as a goat, cow or sheep.  Why?  Well donkeys like to play tug, grab the neck of the donkey buddy and they are very intelligent much more than the horse as they can think all the time.  Donkeys get bored much faster than a horse.

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