Friends of the Donkey Whisperer Farm,
This is a training video
Notice I am teaching Tuba the standard size donkey to pick up his feet with no resistance. No one is holding him and he is standing still, this is only our third lesson since the semi-truck accident in 2010.
Tuba and Obo are very special to me as are all the equine in our world. Notice I start working with Tuba first and Obo is watching. Donkeys are visual learners and mostly introverts so letting them stand back and watch the honor equine (understands what to do donkey) is always the best training. Never let the naughty donkey watch you work with a naughty donkey as they will copy what they see. 🙂
After I finished working with Tuba I worked with Obo and picked his feet out the same way. The only difference is he has the nasty habit of trying to drag the human so we worked on this. He can now stand quietly for the farrier and we are doing both of his their hooves this weekend. Sadly due to the car accident and my back and hip pain I was not able to go work with them until recently. Obo has been being so naughty he has to be sedated each time he is trimmed. This Sunday we will video tape him getting his hooves trimmed with no sedation.
All of our equine get their hooves picked out each and every day while they are eating their hay. They have no halter on and it is done just the way you see in this video. It takes about 1 minute per equine and keeps their hooves healthy to avoid thrush and ensure no rocks are stuck but also it imprints them and keeps them comfortable when the trimmer comes to work on the hooves every seven weeks.
If you would like to work with me I am available starting in January for new clients as I am starting my new world-wide business Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC.
GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!