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Donkey, Horse and Mule Training


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Wondering how to teach your donkey, mule or horse to;

* Catch you, remove the halter?

* Load in the trailer?

* Pick up the hooves?

* Send into a stall?

* Ground tie

* No biting

* No rearing

* No kicking

* No striking

* Learn how to follow you as the leader, not a treat dispenser

I am a worldwide virtual coach for you the owner I create a plan based on your problem areas, your videos and give you homework. Want to work with me I am now accepting new students as I just graduated three more. I only do a few at a time do to my time constraints.


Select our store to sign up for lessons with your credit card anywhere in the world. I pay KeyBank Virtual Merchant to manage all worldwide credit card transactions. No worries about credit card fraud ever!

I look forward to working with you and your donkey, horse or mule.



Melody Johnnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC


Website Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC


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

Melody Johnson


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Wellness Check Vet Spring Shots On The Donkey Whisperer Farm 2015

Wellness Check Vet Spring Shots On The Donkey Whisperer Farm 2015

Why Do You Need To Have A Veterinarian Come To Your Farm at least once a year?

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Once a year I have all shots done by my vet and a wellness check.

Why would I do this when I can give the shots myself and save money?

  1. The vet needs to have a detailed plan to know the health and history of the equine they are caring for. Just like we need to see the doctor once a year for health and welfare checkup so does our vet. In an emergency my vet will come to my farm asap. If I have no history with my vet I may or may not be able to get a vet when an emergency comes and believe me on a farm they come.
  2. Having a wellness check and shots as needed tetanus and westnile at a minimum (depends on your exposure from other equine what shots are needed) saves me money along with the teeth opened and looked at some years nothing needs to be done.
  3. The vet will notice things we can do to save me money down the road such as teeth that need to be done again, i.e, my black mare Trophy just had her teeth done in September of 2014 she now has sharp points in five months these grew. They are so sharp they are pushing into her gums.
  4. I have a horse Palomino that gets hives her shots are spread out to not over load her immune system.
  5. Fecal samples are taken twice a year to prevent resistance free parasites (worms) on the farm. Once a year I give a wormer that hits everything to include removal of tapeworms. Your vet will tell you which wormer works best in your part of the world.

Took this photo of Roy’s(new mini donkey) tooth, sent a photo to my vet and will find out if this is normal or not looks painful. I always check the mouth and double-check to see all are eating and drinking, pooping to prevent colic. Poor oral health is a huge problem for optimum health and care of our domesticated equine just like us people. Why? In the wild they are eating sticks and things that grind down the teeth in domestication it is soft hay and grain. No donkey needs grain ever. Never feed alfalfa or any grass clippings to your equine. Test your hay for the best health results.



Please remember the cheapest item you will buy is the horse, donkey or mule.

Health care is 100% your responsibility! Keeping your domesticated equine in optimum health is easy when you do your homework and find a vet who has experience with donkeys and mules not all do. Same with the trimmer/farrier not all have experience with donkeys and mules so do your homework. 

As needed my vet will refer me to a specialist;  When I need a specialist as us humans do when sick my vet will do the research and send me to the best available closes as possible to my farm.Chiropractor has been needed in the past and a tooth specialist as Rocket Man is 22 this year a few years ago he had a tooth break. We had to have a tooth specialist dig it out. Rocket Man had oral surgery, I.V. in his neck and this took 4 ½ hours. Dr. DeLorey was able to successfully get the broken fragments of tooth out long by the way. If any were left in he would have got an infection and had to go to a trauma hospital costing us more money.

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Trimmer/farrier when needed. If you are trail riding you will need shoes or boots for your horse, mule or Mammoth donkey.


I am a worldwide virtual coach, consultant and trainer of you the owner of a donkey, horse or mule. I teach you how to lead using resistant free methods and matching the energy of your equine. Never holding a grudge and setting the equine up for success. I look forward to teaching you how to train your donkey, horse or mule to do anything you want to learn.

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Select Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC for more details. Still not sure how I can successfully train you read my testimonials and call me I will explain how virtual coaching not only works it will save you time and money.


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

Melody Johnson, (360) 620-5868




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Donkeys In Need In WA State – Trainer and Guard Donkeys


Please remember a guard donkey needs to be at least a standard size donkey. Mini donkeys can’t  defend themselves against Coyotes. Select Coyotes kill horse.

If coyotes can kill a horse how do you think a small mini donkey can defend itself? Please use common sense. All donkeys should live with another donkey as donkeys are very social and need a herd buddy just like our horses do. For more information contact Melody at her e-mail

Select Donkey for sale Sultan, WA

I am now accepting virtual worldwide students. Want to learn how skype works to learn from me? We Skype you ask questions I answer, I review your video’s and I coach you to fix any problem you have with your equine by providing you with detailed homework assignments. I offer a fifteen minute meet and greet before you sign up for virtual classes. I teach all over the world from my computer to your computer. After our farm is completed in Sequim, WA I will have classes here. Still looking for the new owner of our home and mini farm of 14 years in Kingston, WA.

Select Our Store to purchase one lesson, five or ten best price. I look forward to training you to train your donkey, mule or horse using resistance free methods. No old cowboy abuse stuff with me.


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



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



Posted by on January 28, 2015 in 2015, animals, donkey, horse, video


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Hoh Rain Forest 2015 BIG SPRUCE TREE DIES

Hoh Rain Forest 2015 BIG SPRUCE TREE DIES

pakrkentranceOne of the big advantages of living in Sequim, WA is all of my childhood memories are located in the Olympic National Park, hubby Scott and I love to visit our most favorite places now located within two hours of our farm.  Scott and I took a drive to the Hoh rain forest most of the ecological plants are rare and in fact only grow in this forest, no other place in the world. Can you see such a beautiful display of dancing colors of GOD’s nature?  I hope one day you get to experience this beautiful place for yourself. As a child we would stop and visit the Gigantic Spruce Tree one of the main attractions on the way up to the park. Today we found the tree had given up its life and had fallen so sad.


Select Gigantic Spruce Tree to read the size and age calculated.  Two Hundred and Seventy Feet Tall and Five Hundred Years Old. Select Olympic National Park for more details.


Select Trip Advisory to see the tree before it fell recently.

Select a photo below to start the screen show of our day in the Pacific Northwest rain forest.  


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Horse Auction WA State, Healthy Horses Are In Kill Pens

Horse Auction WA State, Healthy Horses Are In Kill Pens

PLEASE RE-BLOG  as time is running out for healthy young horses. People drop the horse off at auction thinking a good human will buy. Sadly meat buyers are here too.

Looking for a horse at auction in WA state? Select Auction WA State to see what is available as you can be a human angel for this horse, donkey or mule. These horses are headed to slaughter in Kill Pens please share this post and help save a life.

Select Contact for more information how you can save a life.

Need help training your new horse?

I am a worldwide virtual coach and I will teach you how to tame, train and stay safe. Select Donkey Whisprerer Farm to see how virtual coaching, training and consulting you to train has worked for people all over the world. Select testimonials.

How can I sign up for lessons?

I pay KEYBANK virtual merchant to take any credit card world-wide. Select our store for one, five or ten lessons and I bank your lessons so you can use as needed.

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



Posted by on January 21, 2015 in 2015, animals, horse, news, training


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Are You Frustrated With Your Donkey, Horse Or Mule?

Are You Frustrated With Your Donkey, Horse Or Mule?

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Why can all of my equine wear no halter on 10 acres and come to me when called? Relationships take time and I am a fair leader but make no mistake I am 100% of the time a fair leader. I intentionally find ways to create a way for each personality to enjoy being with me. Some are introverts, extroverts and a couple are bipolar just like us humans. We have 1 Mammoth donkey, Rio Johnson, 3 mini donkeys, 2 standard donkeys (rescues) and 2 horses one is new and a rescue with severe PTSD issues and was dangerous when she came to live with us in June of 2014. She is no longer dangerous she is learning to trust and most important think.

I am an extroverted personality but I work very hard to match the energy and personality of the equine that shows up. Rio is an extreme introvert, he is slow and if pushed he will lay down and not move. So how I work with Rio takes work for me as my energy is high, I must become what he needs to be part of his life and be respected by him. In the wrong humans hands he would be dangerous as he always thinking. My hubby is an introvert and he works hard to pick up his energy and match the energy of our extrovert equine. This is what natural horsemanship is all about understanding how to fit into their world respectfully and never ever letting them hurt us. Working with equine is a dangerous sport.

Why are some equine easier to train?
Sex, past abuse, personality (lead extrovert is the most difficult) and how we teach them. Cookie cutter training will not work on all equine. We must evaluate the specific personality and needs of each equine and match the energy and then relax and act like nothing happened. Easy to write not easy to do as this takes practice. Emotional intelligence is imperative to your success.

Hubby and I Have 5 new equine living in their forever home they are important to help me teach you how to build trust first. Next comes training. Just like us humans can tell quickly who we like or do not like in the human world the horse, donkey and mule can do this in micro seconds it’s called survival.

The sixth sense is strong for survival. First we must build trust and be a fair leader not a dictator who never thinks what our equine needs and gave a plan to stay safe, this is a serious balancing act. When I am training new equine I do not let anyone work with them except me until they learn what is expected of them in domestication.

What does our domesticated equine need and want from us humans? Safety, a buddy, food and water along with toys as domestication is boring to an equine built to walk 15 to 25 miles per day. A job to do helps too, exercise is imperative to emotional and physical health in us humans and our equine. A human who will be a leader without physical abuse and never drill, a human who can make things interesting for them to learn what is expected.

A leader can use energy to correct and relax equine. A leader is confident 100% in the leadership role every time they step into the pasture or barn. A leader is confident as they know they are a leader and they have a plan a leader never has any fear ever. As they think of ways to stay safe without getting hurt when training.

Please do not step into your equines space with fear. Please seek a professional to help you develop your skills and control your energy never hold a grudge stay safe as working with equine is a dangerous sport if you have poor timing and your equine can out think you. If you are not matching the energy you will be a threat or a treat dispenser or worse a toy for your equine. Too much love and no leadership social skills creates a spoiled naughty and in some cases dangerous equine. Fear can create a dangerous equine too. Balance is the key.

Donkeys are deep thinkers never destroy trust as it is most difficult to get back just as trusting a human who betrays us humans is for the equine it is much more difficult. Learn to live in the moment and do not feel bad for the past show your equine the present every day be consistent in meals, training and correction must be done and then manage your energy to relax after the equine makes a mistake.

My horse miss Lily is a lead mare born this way but as a 20 month filly she was not confident so she spent most of her time rearing trying to stay on top of me. She was a right brain extrovert meaning she was very impulsive and could not think and have a plan. She now is a left brain extrovert meaning she has a plan and can think and wants to follow my leadership. She is not a rookies horse ever, she is a horse who can give a look just a look and make the horse or donkeys run out of the stall. My new horse is a horse who has severe PTSD and is a right brain extrovert but she is fearful Miss Lily was never fearful just spoiled. A fearful horse, donkey or mule can become very dangerous. Emotional intelligence is important to become a great partner for your equine. “My lead mare has a relationship with our new rescue horse but she never ever let’s the new horse lead. She sleeps with the new horse as she did with the donkeys and grooms but she never holds a grudge and she never let’s another equine lead her.”

If you are interested in learning how to have a relationship with your equine and stay in the leadership role I am excited to train you how to come into the equines world. After you learn how to become a leader with a plan this new skill will trickle into your personal life with the family, neighbors and all human relationships.

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

Melody http://
My e-mail is
My cell is 360 620-5868 for a free meet and greet to learn how virtual training (me training you to train) works.


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