Welcome donkey lovers, my name is Melody Johnson, I love donkeys. I began my business in 2013 after getting frustrated with the lack of tack and training available for donkeys. I am the voice for the donkey. I train the owner or caretaker worldwide how to tame and train the donkey using resistance-free exercises, never pain. I do not teach clicker training (R). I teach you how to use words, voice, facial expressions, timing and quality exercises that are powerful for you and your donkey to build a fantastic relationship. Donkeys are smart, not stubborn. Donkeys have a photographic memory. Donkeys bond for life to the animal or human they trust. Donkeys are gifts from God.  All of my training series (video on demand) is sold with lifetime access and can be accessed using any smart device, take me to the farm with you.  

Donkey Whisperer Farm ® E-Training Courses Order in our store Donkey Whisperer Farm ®

  1. Donkey 101 & 102 Video On Demand, print out my E-book located in the first video of all of my training series.
  2. Donkey hoof abscess video on demand. Print out my shopping list located in the first video.
  3. Donkey Trailer Loading video on demand. Print out my E-book located in the first video to speed up your learning time. I am training you to learn how to become a fair leader each time you step into your donkeys space.

Everything in my store is made with premium materials by hand in the U.S.A. All of my tack is made with soft yacht rope, each halter has a label with the size of halter and the perfect length lead line, a brass screw-on snap, and a black leather end-stamped Donkey Whisperer Farm ®. Miniature halters have a 6ft lead line, burro/standard a 9ft lead line. Mammoth donkeys, mules, horses come with a 12ft lead line. If you wish to customize your order simply ask I am happy to serve you.

Training a donkey is a bit different from a horse as donkeys are deep thinkers. Donkeys naturally push into pressure using our soft yacht rope halter with strategically placed fiador knots is a game-changer. Once you use our soft yacht rope halter and lead line you will never go back to the flat halter.

How can I clean my tack? Wash in a bucket of warm soapy water and dry. Donkey Whisperer Farm ® soft yacht rope is mildew, frail, dirt, rot, and UV resistant. This means that your tack will stay in its original form longer, without breaking, fading saving you money.

 

Thank you for investing in your donkey, 

Melody Johnson, Trainer, and Owner
E-mail melody@donkeywhisperer.com
Donkeywhisperer.com

“Horses Dream Of Being Trained The Way A Donkey Demands To Be Trained” Melody Johnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm ®

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American Mammoth Jackstock Stamp

The American Mammoth Jackstock donkey is a rare breed with heritage to the United States Of America. Congratulations to Garretts Mammoth Donkey Breeding Farm as their donkey sharpy has been selected on the new heritage of livestock for the Mammoth Donkey in a forever stamp.

Did you know President George Washington had two American Mammoth Jackstock donkeys? Yes, president Washington used the Mammoth donkeys to create big strong mules for America.

Resources:

American Mammoth Jackstock named Sharpy

Purchase Heritage Stamps

Read about heritage mammoth donkey jackstcok

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

Melody Johnson, Trainer/Owner
Donkey Whisperer Farm ®

Do Not Feed The Animals

Passing by a farm is truly a treat for city folks, as it can bring back some really special memories. Please look and enjoy the equine or any farm animal but never feed the equine or stick your fingers through the fence.

As tempting as this may be for you please stop and think about the health of the equine (horse, donkey, mule, pony) as most domesticated equines are on serious diets. Before you throw the apples, pears, bread, grass clippings over the fence at the equine stop and think. Will my food make the animal sick or kill this animal? Most domesticated equines are on a strict diet to avoid colic, laminitis, insulin resistance, hoof abscesses, fat in the blood, high sugar, and well the list goes on. Just like humans have to watch what they eat so do the equine.

Some equine can choke on a whole apple fast, the acid in the apples makes the tummy sick and soon the equine has colic. Colic can be life-threatening to equines. The hooves start rotting off, white line separation seriously turning to mush as insulin overload from sugar makes it so painful to stand, the owners will be stuck trying to save this equine’s life.

Resources:

Foal dies due to people throwing food over the fence

Woman is heartbroken as her horse dies to people feeding over the fence

Pregnant horse and foal die due to people throwing food over the fence

Thank you for sharing and caring,

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

Melody Johnson, Trainer/Owner
Donkey Whisperer Farm ®

Spreading Manure Over The Hay Field

Owning a farm is truly a wonderful gift from GOD, keeping the farm healthy takes a bit of planning and work upfront and then yes day-to-day maintenance. Several times a day the manure is removed along with bedding and urine placed in the compost. The compost keeps growing and growing and growing.

A 1,000-pound horse will defecate approximately four to thirteen times each day and produce approximately nine tons of manure per year. The 1,000-pound horse will produce, on average, 37 pounds of feces and 2.4 gallons of urine daily, which totals about 50 pounds of raw waste per day in feces and urine combined. Copied from LIVESTOCK AND POULTRY ENVIRONMENTAL LEARNING COMMUNITY

My hubby Scott and I had been looking for a used manure spreader for seven years, finally, we found one in really good condition in the spring of 2021. Farm equipment holds its value way past the rusting and breakdowns it’s seriously crazy how much used farm equipment costs. Most manure spreaders are only used a few times a year. Why? We cant spread the poop on the field until it has become compost to eliminate parasites or in some cases burning the crop. We add all of our manure compost to our hayfield, no waste everything goes back into the farm production.

Watch our youtube video spreading the manure below:

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

Melody Johnson, Trainer/Owner

Donkey Whisperer Farm ®

American Wild Burro

Equus Africanus AsinusThis is the proper scientific name for the “donkey” a subspecies and Equus asinus. Burros evolved from Africa (desert equine), they were introduced to the Desert Southwest by the Spaniards in the 1500s. (The word “burro” is derived from the Spanish word “borrico,” meaning donkey.) A Spanish mission brought the first burros into what is now called Tuscon.

During the Gold Rush years of the 19th century, burros were used primarily in the Southwest as pack animals for prospectors. They worked tirelessly to carry supplies, water, food, and machinery to gold mining camps, the burros were a vital resource for the miners. When the gold rush ended the miners let all the burros loose with the gift of survival on desert food the burros reproduced and created large families across the United States Of America.

If you own a donkey please understand your donkey is a desert equine. The diet of a donkey is tested forage (hay, straw or mash) 10% or lower in sugar and protein is the goal. Portion control is very important, do not let your donkey overeat. Test forage in the USA at Equine Analytical Lab when you find low sugar/protein hay purchase enough for the entire year.

Where can I adopt a couple of wild burros? The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has way too many burros waiting for a forever home. Donkeys are healthiest when getting to live with their own species sex matters, geldings with geldings and jennies with jennies in most cases. Jacks should be made into gelding with an experienced donkey vet. Donkeys digest drugs differently from a horse and gelding a donkey is a bit different from a horse. Read five questions you must ask your vet before sedation and gelding.

Melody Johnson, riding Mammoth donkey Rio.

I train the owner or caretaker of burro’s and donkeys worldwide how to tame and train donkeys using proven quality exercises with no pain ever. I teach you how to become a fair leader 100% of the time you are with your donkey using timing, words, voice, facial expressions, and tack made to fit your donkey, not a horse. Order Donkey 101 & 102 Video On Demand in our store sold with lifetime access and my E-book to print out. Order standard or burro adjustable soft yacht rope halter with a matching 9ft lead line, brass screw-on snap, black leather end.

Looking for personal coaching sign up in my store

donkey halter

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

Melody Johnson, Trainer/Owner

Donkey Whisperer Farm ®

Donkey Halter With Matching Lead Line

Donkey Whisperer Farm ® soft yacht rope halters with matching lead lines are custom made for donkeys, designed to work together as a powerful training tool and every day use. No metal on our halters even to finish as the halter ends are melted. Each halter is sold with the perfect length lead line, brass screw-on snap, and a real black leather end. Donkeys naturally push into pressure using our soft yacht rope halter with strategically placed fiador knots is a game-changer. Once you use our soft yacht rope halter and lead line you will never go back to the flat halter.

Select OUR STORE to order. We ship out the same day you place your order. Lifetime Warranty as we sell premium quality soft yacht rope halters with matching lead lines world wide shipping.

How can I clean my tack? Wash in a bucket of warm soapy water and dry. Soft yacht rope is mildew, frail, dirt, rot, and UV resistant. This means that your tack will stay in its original form longer, without breaking, fading saving you money.

Do you need help learning how to tame and train your donkey? Please take a look at Donkey 101 & 102 and donkey trailer loading Video On Demand with my E-book as I train the owner or caretaker of donkeys worldwide. Is your donkey limping? Donkey hoof abscess video teaches you how to get your donkey out of pain and prevent hoof abscesses my E-book (pdf) has a shopping list. Please go to my website at donkeywhisperer.com to order. If you would like to customize an order simply ask, I am happy to serve you.

Melody Johnson Cell (360) 620-5868, e-mail melody@donkeywhisperer.com

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

Melody Johnson, Trainer/Owner

Donkey Whisperer Farm ®

Welcome Beautiful Fall

September in the Pacific Northwest is truly a beautiful time of the year. Hubby Scott has taken care of all of our hay equipment and placed each piece of machinery in its correct place for the fall and winter.

Blankets are ready for another winter, hopefully we will not need to use them.

My garden is winding down and getting ready for a much needed winter rest.

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

Melody Johnson, Trainer/Owner

Donkey Whisperer Farm ®

Protect Your Donkey From Poisonous Leaves

Donkeys look at fall leaves as treats dropping from heaven. Donkeys will eat, and eat and eat.

How can I determine what trees and leaves are toxic?

Try Leafsnap  a new free app that identifies trees.

Protect your trees and your donkeys

  • Don’t cut down toxic trees in in your donkeys pasture.
  • Simply prune branches away from your donkeys reach.
  • Move the donkeys to another pasture until all the leaves have dropped, rake the leaves and compost away from the donkeys. Now this pasture is safe for your donkeys to return to.
  • Fence around young or small maple trees for protection.

RESOURCES:

Equis Toxic Trees Keep Your Horse, donkey, mule safe

Ten most toxic plants for equine

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

Melody Johnson, Trainer/Owner

Donkey Whisperer Farm ®

What Size Halter Do I Purchase For My Donkey?

Donkeys come in three sizes and then there are donkeys that are a bit in between. Our soft yacht rope halters with matching lead lines come in over a dozen vibrant colors. FREE Shipping for orders $150.00 or more in the USA. Soft yacht rope will never mold or frail. Wash in a bucket of warm soapy water and dry.

Our miniature donkey soft yacht rope halter is adjustable under the jaw at age four-months to full-grown. Sold with a 6ft lead line, brass screw-on snap, black leather end. Order in our store Donkey Whisperer Farm ®

Standard or Burro (medium size donkey) soft yacht donkey soft yacht rope halter is adjustable under the jaw at age four-months to full-grown. . Sold with a 9ft lead line, brass screw-on snap, black leather end. Order in our store Donkey Whisperer Farm ®

Build a custom measured soft yacht rope halter with matching lead line, brass screw-on snap, black leather end. Choose from the pull-down menu, small, medium or large. Order in our store Donkey Whisperer Farm ®

Small – baby donkeys, horses, mules or micro mini donkeys. Sold with a 6ft lead line, brass screw-on snap, black leather end. Or customize to make the lead line any length you want.

Medium – Not a miniature donkey and not a standard/burro size needs a custom halter measured for the head for a perfect fit. Medium sizes horses, welch, small mule, zonk, etc., Sold with a 9ft lead line, brass screw-on snap, black leather end. Or customize to make the lead line any length you want.

Large – Mammoth donkeys, Full-grown horses, Draft Mules and Draft Horses. Sold with a 12ft lead line, brass screw-on snap, black leather end. Or customize to make the lead line any length you want.

We proudly ship worldwide, free shipping applies to international orders making the cost more reasonable. Send Melody Johnson and e-mail requesting a quote to ship, products, complete shipping address. Melody will get your order processed quickly.

How Do I adjust my Donkey Whisperer Farm ® soft yacht rope halter on the head?

Adjust the placement of the knots on the nose by tying snug under the jaw. The perfect place is on the cheek bone not the by the eyes or on the soft nose.

Watch this free video to learn how to tie the rope halter with the lead line attached to the halter and the emergency safety knot quick release.

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

Melody Johnson, Trainer/Owner

Donkey Whisperer Farm ®

Link Line

Donkeys love to go for walks together! Introducing Donkey Whisperer Farm ® Link Line, walk two donkeys using one lead line. Order in our store at Donkey Whisperer Farm ®

Donkey Whisperer Farm ® Premium Link line, made with soft yacht rope. Walk two donkeys close to the same height using one lead line attached to the Donkey Whisperer Farm ® soft yacht rope halter. The link line has two Stainless Steel (ss) scissor snaps spliced onto each end with a SS O ring spliced in the middle, the length is 24 inches. Size matters when using the link line, walk two miniature donkeys or two burro size donkeys the same height. The link line will not work with a really short donkey and a tall donkey.

I highly recommend Donkey 101 & 102 Video On Demand to train your donkeys and our halter/lead lines made to fit a donkey, not a horse. The stick and string are 3ft for miniature donkeys used in Donkey 102 as a training aide, extension of your arm never to hit the donkey to touch the donkey. The 4ft Stick and String for the burro/standard or Mammoth size donkey touch never to hit used as an extension of your arm.

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

Melody Johnson, Trainer/Owner

Donkey Whisperer Farm ®

Hay For Sale!

Donkey Whisperer Farm ®

Sequim, WA

Beautiful Blue Green Soft 100% Orchard Hay, 2nd Cutting two-strand 55-pound bales.

Call to make an appointment to pick up your hay. We do not deliver.

360 620-5868

Melody Johnson or Scott Johnson

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

Melody Johnson, Trainer/Owner

Donkey Whisperer Farm ®

Saying Goodbye To Rio

MAA Rio Grande was his registered Mammoth donkey name.

God has brought another donkey home to heaven. Rio was the ambassador for the Mammoth donkey as he was truly a gentle giant. Standing at 16’2 hands tall he was a magnificent donkey. Rio helped train the owner and caretakers of donkeys worldwide in our E-training videos and E-book.

  Rio was an introverted donkey personality, he never let out a complete bray ever.  Rio suffered from an immune disorder that helped to create a fungus deep inside his hooves. Sadly after two years of working with our veterinarian and farrier, we lost the battle to save his life. Rio came into our life as a baby mammoth donkey he was nine months old. We euthanized and buried Rio on a warm summer evening the summer of 2021 facing the Olympic mountains and our hayfield as this was truly one of his favorite places on our farm. 

When donkeys pass to heaven it’s important to remember a few things for the surviving donkey’s health and wellbeing.

  1. Make sure each donkey gets the opportunity to walk up to the the deceased donkey. Closure for donkeys is very important as donkeys can enter depression and anxiety wondering what happened to their buddy.
  2. Watch for depression, is your donkey eating, pooping and drinking? Sadly, donkeys can collic and die from a broken heart and the stress of the death of their buddy.
  3. Please get another donkey for your donkey if your donkey is now living alone. Donkeys are physically, mentally and emotionally healthier when getting to live with their own species.

Resources:

What your vet wants you to know about euthanizing your equine

We will miss Rio each and every day forever until we meet again in heaven sweet boy.

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

Melody Johnson, Trainer/Owner

Donkey Whisperer Farm ®

How Can I Keep My Donkey Healthy

Hello donkey lovers and friends my name is Melody Johnson I am happy to meet you!

Donkeys evolved from the desert, their diet is serious we cannot let a donkey graze all day on grass, brush and trees without getting sick. If you live in the green and muddy part of the world create a dry paddock connected to the shelter with a gate to a track for exercise. The donkeys long fur coat is used to protect the donkey from insects and sunburn. The donkeys hooves are pointy compared to a horse made to walk on on dry hard ground.

Donkeys are intelligent not stubborn, donkeys are just as smart as dolphins and dogs their memory is comparable to elephants. Donkeys are game players and are seriously into self-preservation. Donkeys deserve to be trained using humane training techniques.

“Horses Dream Of Being Trained The Way A Donkey Demands To Be Trained” Melody Johnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm ® a worldwide trainer.

How can I purchase healthy food for my donkey?

  1. Test all hay or forage before purchasing for the year. I test all of my hay at Equine Analytical Lab in the USA and I purchase enough hay for my six donkeys and two horses for the entire year. The goal is 10% or lower in sugar and protein for the desert equine and the easy keeper horses and mules. Straw is not always low in sugar be sure to test to make sure just because it is barley straw does not mean it is low in sugar. Color of hay is not an indicator of low sugar we must test before feeding to our donkeys.
  2. Use a slow feeder, hay pillow never leave a big round bale out to eat on all day as portion control is very important to the desert equine. Obesity is the number one form of abuse in the USA for donkeys out of the USA it is being underfed and overworked.
  3. Safe treats are a bite of a carrot. Never feed cookies, breads and sugar foods to the donkey.
  4. Clean water, cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Donkeys drink way more water when its clean.
  5. Salt get lose salt with selenium and minerals if your hay has no selenium, remove selenium if your hay has selenium.
  6. Shelter is a must. Make sure your shelter is big enough for all of your donkeys to get out of the weather. Provide food and water in the shelter to help them get over the fear of the shelter.
  7. Provide farrier appointments every six weeks in the spring and summer and seven in the fall and winter as the hoof grows slower in the cold seasons.
  8. Provide dental checkups at least once a year with your vet. Why? Domesticated donkeys get high points and gums can get inflamed needing regular vet care.
  9. Shots, five way is the best for your donkey in the spring of each year. Give your vet fresh poop for a fecal sample spring and fall before worming. Your vet will tell you to worm or not to worm. Over worming creates resistant parasites to wormer that are difficult to remove and in some cases cant be removed. Over worming destroys the donkeys immune system.
  10. Ask your vet to check for insulin resistance (blood work) and cushings as your donkeys ages.

11. Donkeys are wood eaters this is not cribbing. Donkeys seek out wood to chew on and eat. If you use wood pellets bedding add water as the donkey will eat the pellets they will expand in the tummy and can cause colic and death.

Donkey Training:

Donkey 101 & 102 Video On Demand is sold with lifetime access. Order Donkey Whisperer Farm ®

Purchase the Donkey Whisperer Farm ® adjustable soft yacht rope halter with matching lead line.

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

Melody Johnson, Trainer/Owner

Donkey Whisperer Farm ®

Fireworks and Pets Not A Good Combination:

Plan ahead to keep pets safe; owning pets is a huge responsibility and for those of us who have equine (donkeys, horses, and mules) living in rural areas, we must be extra careful. The equine is a flight or fight animal when terrified of death. Meaning; they can get scared when the fireworks start, and the smell is in the air.  Some horses have been known to run into fences.  Locking them in their stalls is the safest when neighbors are shooting off fireworks I turn the radio up and give lots of hay and fresh water. Donkeys have died from fear, yes fear. Colic is a life-threatening matter. Donkeys are stoic will not show pain until it is too late. Do your best to stay calm and keep your donkeys, mules, and horses locked up safe in their stall until the fireworks are over. Long-distance fireworks are not that big of a deal, fireworks right over the farm or barn can kill your equine.

Want to read more tips on pet safety and fireworks?  Select Blue Cross Pets Fireworks for more details.

Dogs and cats can get so scared of fireworks they can run off and not be able to find their way home best to keep them locked in the house too. Our doggies get very stressed, turning the radio up helps, some people tranquillize their dogs until the fireworks are over.  I say do whatever you have to do to keep your pets safe as they don’t understand fireworks.  Please remember animals do not understand fireworks “they are truly scared and think they will die.” It’s our job as the smart human to protect them and take care of them.

What do you do to keep your pet(s) safe during the fireworks?  Please leave a comment to help others.

Fireworks and Pets, Have A Plan

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

Melody Johnson, Trainer/Owner

Donkey Whisperer Farm ®

 

Fireworks Your Animals Need You To Have A Plan

Love My Garden

Something you may or may not know about me is my love for gardening, working in the dirt. Oh how I love to grow flowers and food. Here is a few of my most favorite flowers on the Donkey Whisperer Farm ®. Enjoy!

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

Melody Johnson, Trainer/Owner

Donkey Whisperer Farm ®

Thinking About Straw For Donkeys

Hello Donkey friends and lovers,

I have been getting so many e-mails and FB messages asking me about Barley Straw for donkeys. I am hoping this blog post will clear things up for you. Here is the U.K Donkey Sanctuary Straw Article

Thinking about Straw:

Please remember if we are lucky enough to find Barley straw in the U.S.A. we must test it before purchasing. No forage hay or straw can be looked at to know the sugar and protein content, none. We must test all forage before purchasing. Barley Straw, Timothy Hay, Yellow Hay can test up to 30% or more in sugar. Testing can be done at Equine Analytical Lab https://equi-analytical.com/ U.SA. All forage should test 10% or lower in sugar and protein for the desert equine the donkey.

Straw Considerations:

  1. After you find low sugar and protein (10% or lower) hay and straw purchase enough for your equine for the year. This way you do not have to keep searching for low sugar/protein hay and straw.
  2. If you choose to add straw please add straw slowly into the diet. If you add straw too fast you will cause colic. 🙁 Donkeys are stoic will not show pain until in many cases it is too late to call the vet.
  3. Use a slow feeder for tested hay. Do not let your donkeys eat off a big round bale or free hay all day and night. Portion control is important even with tested hay. We use the Hay Pillow as eating slowly keeps the donkeys healthier. The hay pillow is quality. Feed on ground level. Here on the Donkey Whisperer Farm ®, we do not have as many donkeys as the U.K. Donkey Sanctuary we have 6 donkeys and 2 horses. We use the Hay Pillow for all equine that have teeth with tested hay. We have one rescue donkey Tuba that is in his late 20’s early 30’s he is on tested hay pellets, turned into a mash three times a day. No dry forage or deep grass, brush, trees for him.
  4. Create a track to keep your donkeys exercising. Remember a healthy donkey eats healthy and exercises on a regular basis.
  5. Donkeys and all equine who have teeth or serious deep pocket gum issues cannot eat straw or hay. Why? The equine cannot chew correctly and can choke or colic. Have yearly dental checks to be sure your donkeys can eat hay and straw.
  6. Watch the poop. If your donkey is not pooping you have a huge problem. Call the vet asap. Donkeys are stoic and will not show pain quickly like a horse.
  7. Clean water is a must. We change the water every other day on our farm unless the wind comes in and adds dirty than it is every day. All equine will drink way more water when it is clean and cool in the warm season. Warm clean water in the frigid seasons.
  8. Salt is important. Please make sure your equine have access to free salt at all times.
  9. Please before you add straw make sure your vet has checked the teeth and gums.
  10. Watch your donkey’s weight. 🙂

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

Melody Johnson, Trainer/Owner

Donkey Whisperer Farm ®

Feeding The Geriatric Donkey

Donkeys are truly emotional beings they truly love their families deeply two and four-legged.

As donkeys become senior citizens their teeth and gums start having some serious issues. The tooth starts turning round not pointy, gums start getting inflamed and the tooth starts pushing out. When the tooth starts wiggling and coming out it does not fall out on its own. The vet needs to extract the tooth and all the roots.

What happens if we do not make mash and keep feeding dry hay? The donkey can choke on the hay, colic and die. As you can see it is vital we have yearly veterinarian do the teeth and provide fecal samples, shots and health checks. Provide our donkeys with a hay pellet mash and feed twice a day. Donkeys can live up to fifty years in domestication. It is vital we learn how to care for our senior donkeys to have the best life possible.

Make sure and choose hay pellets low in sugar, fat and protein. After researching extensively I am using Standlee Orchard Hay Pellets as they are below 10% in sugar and protein and low in fat. Make sure to soak the hay pellets for at least ten minutes before feeding.

Thank you for investing in your donkeys!

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

Melody Johnson, Trainer/Owner

Donkey Whisperer Farm ®

Donkey Care


Dentist Day!

Did you know donkeys need to see an equine dentist at least once a year? Yes, it’s true! If we provide dental care once a year we are ahead of serious health issues. Please remember to use an equine dentist who has experience with donkeys. As the donkey ages, the teeth start rounding and erupting out and need to be extracted. The equine vet can prevent colic and choke for your donkey.

Please remember donkeys digest drugs differently from a horse. Please be sure and ask lots of questions before giving your donkey drugs.

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

Melody Johnson, Trainer/Owner

Donkey Whisperer Farm ®

Easter Sunday

Did you know that Easter really has nothing to do with decorating eggs and hunting for candy? Easter is the resurrection day! 

Here are a few bible verses explaining what Easter is all about:

  • Luke 24:6-7: “He is not here; he has risen!”
  • Acts 3:15: “You killed the author of life, but God raised him from the dead.”
  • John 11:25-26: “Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?'”
  • 1 Peter 1:3: “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.”
  • 1 Corinthians 15:21: “For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man.”
  • Philippians 3:10: “I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death.”
  • Acts 4:33: “With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And God’s grace was so powerfully at work in them all.”
  • Romans 8:34: “Who then is the one who condemns? No one.”
  • Philippians 2:8: “And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death— even death on a cross!”
  • 1 Corinthians 6:14: “And God raised the Lord and will also raise us up by his power.”
  • Romans 6:9: “We know that Christ, being raised from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him.”
  • Romans 8:34: “Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us.”
  • Romans 6:8-11:”The death he died, he died to sin once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God. In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus. “
  • Luke 24:6-7: “Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: ‘The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.'”
  • Romans 6:8-11: “Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, he cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over him.”
God bless you and your family two and four-legged!
Melody Johnson

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

Melody Johnson, Trainer/Owner

Donkey Whisperer Farm ®

Melody,  I have two BLM donkeys that live on five acres and have not been handled. These donkeys are seriously strong and can kick and spin. I get their feet done once a year as it is stressful. Please understand these donkeys do not like to put the halter on and I think were hurt or abused by people. The last time I had their feet done I had the vet sedate them and well now my farrier says he is afraid of them. Even with drugs, they were a bit dangerous. Here is my question, does your training work on donkeys like this? I need to get their feet done more often and no drugs. How long will it take to train these donkeys to pick up the foot and come to me when I call them? Will you train these donkeys for me? Jennifer, Gig Harbor, WA.

 Hi Jennifer, Donkeys are intelligent they train humans quickly to do exactly what the donkey wants to do and nothing more. This is why I do what I do, train humans to learn how to tame and train donkeys and stay safe. If I tame and train your donkeys they will follow me as a fair leader and go home to you and act the same way they did before they came to me. The person who cares for the donkeys and feeds the donkeys needs to learn how to tame and train, be a fair leader.  You can do this!

An adult burro-size donkey is seriously strong and agile. Donkeys who have peripheral vision can see behind them without turning their heads. Donkeys can kick with accuracy and strength. Your safety is number 1.

Please remember after taking Donkey 101 & 102 if you need personal coaching and consulting I am here to support you. Order donkey training and donkey halters, lead lines, and more in our store.

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

Melody Johnson, Trainer/Owner

Donkey Whisperer Farm ®

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