Donkey Trailer Loading Training

Learn how to train your donkeys to load in the trailer, ride in the trailer and stay safe. Learn how to load multiple donkeys and unload. Learn how to purchase the right trailer and how to have a safety plan in place. Donkey Trailer loading includes twelve teaching videos with over one hour of the training content by trainer Melody Johnson and a 10-page E-book (pdf) outlining key points to trailer loading.

Description

Donkey Trailer Loading Training Video On Demand:

  1. Melody Johnson, introduction walking three miniature donkeys to the trailer.
  2. Preparing the trailer for the donkeys.
  3. Tying miniature donkeys to the outside of the trailer.
  4. Loading three miniature donkeys.
  5. Miniature donkeys lose in the trailer.
  6. Unloading three miniature donkeys.
  7. Providing miniature donkeys balance and consistency.
  8. Tying two standard and a mammoth donkey to the outside of the trailer.
  9. Loading a mammoth and standard donkey.
  10. Mammoth and standard donkey lose in the trailer.
  11. Unloading standard and mammoth donkey.
  12. Providing big donkeys balance and consistency.
  13. How to load the difficult donkey.
  14. Video cameras inside the trailer.
  15. Walking the donkeys back to the barn.

 

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

Melody Johnson, Trainer/Owner

Donkey Whisperer Farm ®

Donkey Scratch

Introducing Rocket Man, a miniature donkey gelding, he just turned twenty-six years old. Rocket Man has been in our life since he was thirteen years old. When Rio our Mammoth donkey was weaned from his mom, Rio bonded to Rocket Man. Rocket Man was a jack on the breeding farm in his early years.

Rocket Man has the ability to sing when talking and he can bray. He is the only donkey on our farm that sings and he can find anything to get that special spot for a scratch. He is a super special donkey. Did you know some donkeys never bray? Yes, the introverted donkey does not bray. Rio our Mammoth donkey has never ever let out a full-bray and he is fourteen years old. If you would like to learn more about donkey behavior and donkey training please take a look at Donkey 101 & 102 Video On Demand. Sold with lifetime access.  Select Donkey Whisperer Farm ® Store to browse now.

Remember to stay On Donkey Time ® when interacting with your donkey. Life is better with donkeys!

Kiang Donkeys

Where Do Kiang Donkeys Live?

Kiang is the common name for a wild member of the horse family EquidaeEquus kiang, the largest of the wild asses, characterized by distinctive patches of white on the neck, chest, and shoulder, as well as long legs and an erect mane. Native to the Tibetan Plateau, where it inhabits high-altitude montane and alpine grasslands, commonly from 2,700 to 5,400 meters elevation.

Select https://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Kiang to read more.

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

Melody Johnson, Trainer/Owner

Donkey Whisperer Farm ®

Donkey Education Made Easy

Donkey Whisperer Farm ® On-Line Learning Is The Leader For On-Line Education Worldwide!

Teach your donkey to have social skills and manners via Donkey 101 & 102 Video On Demand. Use our soft yacht rope donkey halters with matching lead lines to speed up your donkey’s learning time.

Teach your donkey to follow you as a fair leader, not a treat dispenser, bully or abuser. Melody Johnson trains the owner or caretaker on how to scan the donkey for stress, relaxation, and naughty behavior and get your donkey excited to learn and follow you as a leader.

Teach your donkey to have excellent manners and act like a partner for the basics while standing for the vet, farrier, and traveling to new places. Call your donkey and watch your donkey run to you, stand and not leave you! Donkeys are intelligent, donkeys train the owner to do exactly what the donkey wants to do and nothing more.

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

Melody Johnson, Trainer/Owner

Donkey Whisperer Farm ®

Donkey Behavior

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

Melody Johnson, Trainer/Owner

Donkey Whisperer Farm ®

Donkeys Have Personalities

Did you know animals have personalities?

Donkeys are born with their unique personality, extroverts are more go than whoa. Introvert more whoa than go. Did you know introvert donkeys do not bray? Yes, it’s true the true deep introvert donkey will make a little bit of noise but will never let out a full bray.

Training the introvert takes a bunch of patience and a plan. Why? Everything the introvert does new takes longer to process the information and learn to trust. The donkeys’ gift is the ability to problem-solve and think. Donkeys do not want to do anything that may or may not hurt them or worse kill them. The horse’s gift is speed. Horses when scared fart, poop, and run.

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

Melody Johnson, Trainer/Owner

Donkey Whisperer Farm ®

Donkey Is Bonded To Cows

Donkeys usually prefer to live with their own species. Donkeys have photogenic memories, they remember good and bad memories forever. If a donkey is forced to live with just a cow or a bunch of cows in a field without another donkey and later in life, the donkey is re-homed into a herd of donkeys and cows more than likely the donkey will want to hang out more with the cow. Why? For so many years the donkey lived with the cows without a donkey companion, no doubt guarding the cows against coyotes or predators as this was his/her job. Most of these guarding donkeys have never had any hoof trims, teeth checked, fecal samples, and shots, etc., These donkeys have no idea what a halter/lead line is or what a human can do for the donkey. The donkey prefers to shadow what is familiar and safe in his her mind.

Rehabilitation for this donkey will take having a plan and being patient. I suggest Donkey 101 & 102 Video On Demand, my stick, and string and my halter/lead line. Take one of your honor donkeys into training with this donkey. Why? The honor donkey will have calm energy and this donkey will learn visually as all donkeys are visual learners. Let this donkey see you taking the honor donkey for walks, brushing, and lots of massages. Donkeys learn by watching. It is important to move into the next step of placing your hands on the donkey and training the donkey in short sessions outlined in Donkey 101 & 102 Video On Demand.

Can this donkey become a trained donkey to take a walk on the halter and lead line and get his feet trimmed? Yes! The owner will need to learn donkey behavior and how to train the donkey and become a much-needed asset to the donkey. This donkey has never had human care much about him other than throwing hay out and give water and salt.

Thank you for investing in your donkey,

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

Melody Johnson, Trainer/Owner

Donkey Whisperer Farm ®

10 Things About Donkeys You Most Likely Did Not Know

Donkeys are livestock guardians

This is wrong! Some donkeys make great livestock guardians. Donkeys will guard the animals they are bonded to if they are big enough. A miniature donkey is too small to guard anything. Domesticated dogs can kill a miniature donkey. Donkeys bond to their own species. If a donkey is simply placed with a flock of sheep that it does not know, the donkey may grab the neck of the sheep and kill it. Donkeys will kill baby sheep and goats so best to keep the babies away from donkeys. Donkeys grab the neck of another donkey in play and in battle. Please get livestock guarding dogs to guard and protect the livestock. Remember livestock guarding dogs need to be trained to protect livestock. Donkeys need a serious diet as donkeys evolved from the desert. Hay and all forage must be tested to come in at 10% or lower in sugar and protein. Sadly farmers re-sell or give away a donkey who has not performed the job as livestock guarding to their satisfaction.

Donkeys are good for calming a herd of horses or calves.

Donkeys evolved from the desert. Donkeys need a serious diet and cannot eat all day and night on pasture or brush. Most livestock is fed an extremely rich diet full of grains and lush pasture. Donkeys who are fed rich food or overfed grass or brush will get insulin resistance, fat deposits on the body, and the neck will break over or be crusty. Hoof abscesses are common with a rich diet, the liver fails and soon the donkey dies a painfully slow death. Donkeys are stoic and will never show pain until it is too late.

Donkeys Are Intelligent, Not Stubborn

Donkeys are not flight animals like horses, so you cannot as easily scare or force a donkey to do a task. An old school round penning will never work on a donkey. Donkeys need to see a reason for everything they do. Donkeys evolved from the desert, a donkey needs time to think. I call this ON DONKEY TIME ®. The donkey will never do anything that can hurt the donkey. Self-preservation is number 1 to a donkey. The horse will jump off the grand canyon when scared, do you see the difference? A donkeys’ gift is not sped it is a brain that can problem-solve to stay alive.

Donkeys are incredibly strong.

Donkeys have a reputation for being strong pack animals and while this is true, they are not stronger than another animal of the same size. Donkeys can only hold up to 20% of their weight. Donkeys must be full-grown and conditioned to do heavy work.

When Is A Donkey Full-Grown?

Miniature Donkeys age three

Standard or Burro age four

Mammoth Donkeys six to seven

If you would like to learn how to train your donkey go to the Donkey Whisperer Farm ® education center. Melody Johnson trains the owner or caretaker worldwide via Donkey 101 & 102 Video On Demand, use your smartphone to take Melody to the farm with you.

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

Melody Johnson, Trainer/Owner

Donkey Whisperer Farm ®

Brush Donkeys, Never Body Clip

Donkeys evolved from the desert. The donkey’s fur protects donkeys from insects making the donkey bleed, sunburn and regulates body temperature. The only time we should clip a donkey’s fur is if the veterinarian ordered it due to a serious health issue. Living in the Pacific Northwest our donkeys are shed out by the end of July and they start growing their beautiful fur coats by the end of August in preparation for our winters.

Prepare Your Farm For Summer & Winter

  • Provide Shelter, make sure you have enough shelter for all of your donkeys, horses, and mules.
  • Fans placed up high so the donkey cant bite the electrical cord is very helpful for removing insects and cooling the donkey down.
  • Provide fresh clean cool water in the hot seasons and warm clean water in the winter.
  • Test all hay to ensure your desert equine the donkey is getting 10% or lower in sugar and protein. Overfeeding is the number one cause of death and abuse in donkeys living in the U.S.A.

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

Melody Johnson, Trainer/Owner

Donkey Whisperer Farm ®

Miniature Donkey Halter With Matching Lead Line

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

Melody Johnson, Trainer/Owner

Donkey Whisperer Farm ®

Barn Sweet Barn

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

Melody Johnson, Trainer/Owner

Donkey Whisperer Farm ®

Donkey Singing The Blues

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

Melody Johnson, Trainer/Owner

Donkey Whisperer Farm ®

Bringing Your Donkey Home DONKEY CARE

The Donkey Whisperer Farm ® proudly presents a free educational video “Bringing Your Donkey Home”

Introduction

1.Have a Plan

  1. Donkey Meets Human
  2. Pasture
  3. Pair Them Up
  4. Touching Donkey
  5. Environment
  6. Bio-security
  7. Shelter
  8. Gates and Locks
  9. Diet
  10. Manure
  11. Training
  12. Toys
  13. Vet & Farrier it’s a Team
  14. Emergency Preparedness

 

Five Rules Trains A Donkey

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Donkeys Demand Trust From Humans.

1. Tame the donkey, prove you are trustworthy.

2. Teach The Donkey To Follow You As A Fair Leader.

3. Never Betray A Donkey

4.  Remember, Donkeys Have Photographic Memories

5. Stay On Donkey Time ®

Train A Donkey Save A Donkey

We are all about donkeys

Donkey Whisperer Farm is all about donkeys! We celebrate, educate and promote these magnificent and intelligent beings. We are dedicated to building public awareness about equine personality, behavior and are deeply invested in educating and empowering you with safe, holistic, resistance-free training methods that foster a strong bond between you and your equine.

Donkeys who cannot come when called, pick up the foot, bite, kick are at risk for re-sale. Meat Buyers are waiting at sales. Please take the time to train your donkey. Your training will last a lifetime.

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Training A Donkey With A Fence Pannel

Question & Answer,

Melody, I saw a video from a large Donkey Rescue Organization using a fence panel to tame donkeys. What do you think of this technique? Tina, OK.

Tina, I have seen the video. 🙁 Humans and Animals cannot learn when under the flight response. The donkey in the video is dangerous due to the flight response and being locked in the fence panel. The human is afraid for good reason. This is not the way to teach the donkey to trust the human.

Donkeys have photographic memories. Every time we step into our donkey’s world we are teaching something. Good or bad we are teachers.

Attempting to teach any human or animal when scared is impossible. The brain must be calm in order to learn. For humans and animals.

I prefer to train my students to learn donkey behavior, personality, signs of stress and relaxation, and how to set the donkey(s) up to learn and for success.

Learn how to keep the donkey calm and stop the pressure before the donkey is pushed into the stress zone of fighting or withdrawing depending on the personality.

Donkey Personality Introverted donkeys when pushed will lay down. Extroverts will rear, bite and kick. Both introverted and extroverted donkeys can stop moving their feet when stressed. The eyes are glazed over as they have checked out for a while.

Never betray a donkey, never ever hurt a donkey in any way. Never let a donkey see you the human leader watch while a human or animal hurts the donkey. The donkey will deem the human who did not stop the pain NOT A LEADER. Less is more; equine learn from the release of pressure. 🙂

Donkey 101 & 102 Video On Demand has exercises to do with the donkey for fast results. Stay On Donkey Time ®.https://donkeywhisperer.com/product/donkey-training-101-donkey-whisperer-farm/https://donkeywhisperer.com/product/donkey-training-102-donkey-whisperer-farm/

Thank you for your question,

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

Melody Johnson, Trainer/Owner
Donkey Whisperer Farm ®


Build A Halter With Matching Lead Line

Build a halter with lead line for any equine! Select OUR STORE to order.

Select special order, any color. Do you want 4 or 6 knots on the nose? No extra charge. 

Soft yacht rope will never mold. Wash in a bucket of warm soapy water and let dry.

Mini donkey special order 6ft lead line – Build a halter for any equine
Standard donkey special order 9ft lead line – Build a halter lead line for any equine.
MAMMOTH donkey, mule, horse, draft equine special order 12ft lead line. Build a halter/lead line for any equine. Horse, donkey, mule, zonk, drafts.

Select the size of lead line you want and tell us you want to build a halter. We will send you the template to measure your donkey, mule or horses head after payment is received. All special order soft yacht rope halters are hand-made two days upon receiving your measurements. Select SS Screw on Brass Screw with a black leather end.

Preparing A Donkey To Saddle

Training A Donkey To Saddle

Make sure your donkey can do everything in Donkey 101 & 102 Video On Demand. Foundation exercises will build trust between you and your donkey. https://donkeywhisperer.com/shop-donkey-whisperer-farm/

2. Never put the halter on your donkey without the lead line on. Placing the halter on without the lead line on is dangerous. Your donkey is depending on you to teach your donkey to follow you as a leader.

DO NOT LEAVE ANY HALTER ON YOUR DONKEY, MULE OR HORSE WHILE NOT IN ATTENDANCE. Train your equine to catch you. Donkey 101 video on demand. https://donkeywhisperer.com/shop-donkey-whisperer-farm/

3. Training a donkey to ride is the last thing you should teach.

4. If you build a solid foundation your donkey will be your partner. Your donkey will follow your words and timing forever. Words, Whoa, Walk-On, Over, Foot, Back-up and Out.

5. Never think you have a trained donkey 100%. No such thing. Everyday is a day to learn and grow with your donkey. Learn Donkey Behavior and Personality. Learn how to control your energy, voice and emotions. Have a plan.

Donkeys can pretend to know nothing with a human who has limited knowledge to donkey personality and behavior traits.

6. Have a plan. Be consistent. Stay Calm. Stay On Donkey Time ®

7. Every moment you are with your donkey you are training your donkey. Your donkey is studying you.

8. Never Betray A Donkey. Never let anyone hurt your donkey. Be the leader your donkey needs to trust you.

9. You are the smart human. Work hard to show your donkey how smart you are.

10. Enjoy your donkey. Donkeys are gifts from God. Donkeys make us humans better people.  Stay On Donkey Time ®.

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Calling The Donkeys

Can you call your donkeys?

The big test to see if your donkeys follow you as a fair leader is calling the donkeys into us. To learn more go to WWW.DONKEYWHISPERER.COM

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Donkeys Behavior Grooming