We are pleased to share the Donkey Whisperer Farm website is now officially an E-STORE. Please take a look at our new store select OUR STORE
Notice you can zoom in on our donkey halters made by hand in the U.S.A. with soft yacht rope, a brass screw on snap, leather end. SELECT the size of donkey you want to build a halter and the halter color will change on the donkey.
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DO NOT FEED HORSES GRASS CUTTINGS!!!
This is horrendous and we’re all devastated. Our gorgeous, healthy, happy and much loved family horse Boston has been killed by somebody feeding our horses a pile of grass cuttings last night. He was the best horse in the world and we can’t believe he’s gone. The worst part is knowing that this could have been prevented and our lovely Boston could be with us now if he hadn’t been fed accidentally and unknowingly this way. I understand that people who do not have horses will not understand the severity of this but I’m hoping I can reach a few by sharing our story.
PLEASE DO NOT FEED HORSES GRASS CUTTINGS!!!
I’ve been asked to expand on the reasoning for not feeding horses cut grass which I thought this was a good idea as I would like to possibly prevent something like this happening again with someone else, if I could:
Because cut grass is much smaller than grass taken up by horses themselves, a horse eating cut grass wouldn’t chew it and would gorge themselves quickly on it. This would result in saliva not being added to the cut grass and “diluting” it before it reaches the stomach. Cut grass also ferments (which is why it can be warm to touch) and along with the saliva not being added, gives off gases inside the stomach. These gases cause the stomach to expand to the point of rupture in severe cases like ours with Boston, killing the horse. If the stomach doesn’t rupture due to not as much grass having been eaten, it would instead cause colic in the horse which is dreadful pain in the abdomen which could then lead to killing the horse later too however colic can be treatable.
Horses also do not have a “vomit” reflex meaning they can’t take up the harmful substances once eaten. Another point would be if a horse has been given lawn mower cuttings. These cuttings may also have different plants in, other than grass which could lead to the horse eating kinds of plants that are commonly found but that are poisonous to them and would have otherwise been avoided by the horse due to not being able to take back up the substances.
I hope this post spreads so people can understand how horrific this is. Thank you for reading.
Donkey 102 E-Training Video Series launches our new Donkey Whisperer Farm Training Tool a high quality, ergonomically designed fiberglass stick and string for desensitizing and working intimately with your donkey. It is a mandatory tool for training your donkey to pick up his/her front and back feet and for addressing behavioral issues such as, pushing, crowding, bullying and refusing to come and lead. This tool is the key to being a Fair Leader and building a foundation of trust and respect with your donkey.
The DWF Training Tool Stick and String is not a whip and is never used to punish your donkey. The DWF Stick and String is designed for touching, desensitizing and connecting to your donkey. The DWF Stick and String also acts as a safety device, a boundary, if you will, should you have problems with your donkey pulling, pushing, dragging or violating your personal space. At Donkey Whisperer Farm we teach only holistic, resistance-free training methods and design training tools that are compassionate and support you in building a loving partnership with your donkey.
Our DWF Training Tool stick and string comes in two lengths, 3ft for Miniature Donkeys and 4ft for Standard and Mammoth Donkeys. Each stick and string is made from high quality fiberglass and comes in Royal Blue and Deep Purple. The string is a light, soft yacht rope with a leather popper that does not sting or make a whipping sound. The tip of the stick is black stitched leather and double reinforced and will not stick to your donkey’s hair. The handle is black rubber and is ergonomically designed for non-slip comfort. Our DWF Training Tool Stick and String has the Donkey Whisperer Farm logo on the stick. The DWF stick and string is made in the U.S.A and has a lifetime warranty.
We ship worldwide. Shipping is ALWAYS FREE within the United States Contact Us for International Shipping.
Donkey Whisperer Farm Training Tool 3ft for Miniature Donkeys. Sold separately in Royal Blue and Deep Purple. $36.00
Donkey Whisperer Farm Training Tool 4ft for Standard/Mammoth Donkeys. Sold Separately in Royal Blue and Deep Purple. $39.00
Did I tell you donkeys are smart not stubborn. Donkeys are visual learners. Adopt a wild donkey and do not be afraid as this is going to be an amazing journey. Your donkey will teach you all about you! Donkeys are healers!
Why train the owner to train the donkey?
The donkey must trust the human before we can train the donkey. Donkeys are thinkers, game players they are not flight equine. This does not mean your donkey will not spook. All donkeys can spook. Many factors come to play when owning a donkey as in all equine the more we can show the donkey we are a fair leader and expose them to our human world the better the donkey will be. Donkeys generally do not enjoy loud music, and chaos. Donkeys are comical and intelligent. “Donkeys are not stubborn they are smart” if your donkey is not learning perhaps it is time for you to learn how to train your donkey.
It’s all about you! Stay ON DONKEY TIME when training your donkey and remember your donkey will learn best when you do not drill. Wait another day and stay consistent in your words, timing and training techniques.
Select Donkey Whisperer Farm Store to order our donkey halter/lead line, Donkey 101 video series and Donkey 102 with our stick and string to touch your donkey never hit the donkey.
The Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC is proud to build American made by hand donkey, mule and horse soft yacht rope halters with matching lead lines. Our goal is to provide quality to our customers. The American Dream to own a small business is finally back. Please support small businesses of the United States Of America. We sell a LIFETIME WARRANTY.
All of our products are quality and made in the U.S.A. Our equine (donkey, mule and horse) soft yacht rope halters are hand-made with a matching lead line. We are proud to teach you how to measure your donkey, mule or horses head and our contractors will make the halter custom by hand to fit the head of your equine.Each lead line we sell with our halter is handmade too. A quality solid brass snap, with a leather end a stamp of two donkeys on the leather end. Our business logo is ON DONKEY TIME. This means take things slow and do the job right the first time. Quality Assurance is a must along with customer satisfaction.
Each order we receive is processed as it was our first. Thank you for supporting our small business of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Our prices are a little more than cheap halters and lead lines made out of the U.S.A. with cheap material. We provide FREE Shipping in the U.S.A. We ship worldwide and deduct the shipping amount in the U.S.A. to make your quote out of the U.S.A. fair.
Our Mini and standard size donkey halter measurements will fit any mini or standard size donkey or burro from age 4 months to full-grown. As always if you want to measure we are happy to provide this service to you.
All other equine require you to measure the head. We provide the template to measure after your order is received.
Mini donkeys and small ponies, mini mules receive a 6ft soft yacht lead line, brass screw on snap, leather end.
Standard size donkeys or a 13 hand equine a 9ft lead line, soft yacht rope, brass screw on snap, leather end.
Mammoth donkeys, horses, mules receive a 12 foot soft yacht lead line, a brass screw on snap, leather end.
Seventeen soft yacht rope colors to chose from! Yacht rope is easy to clean and will never mold. Wash in a bucket of warm soapy water and let dry.
Why the three lead line sizes?
We want you to be safe. A lead line must be long enough to send into a gate, stall or a horse trailer. Your safety is number one. Our brass screw on snap is part of our training program and it makes adding a longer or shorter lead line a snap to change out.
We value your trust and business. Please share photos of your new donkey, mule or horse halter with matching lead line. Please share photos of our riding reins split and looped and our long lines up to 22 feet.
We promise to share your photo with the world. 🙂
God bless you and your family two and four-legged!
Please never feed a horse, donkey or mule without asking the owner for permission. Allergies, health specific diet are real. You can cause laminitis, cushings, abscesses and obesity. Obesity can cause death in equine living in domestication.
What is Laminitis?
Radiograph of a horse hoof showing rotation of the coffin bone and evidence of sinking, a condition often associated with laminitis. The annotation P2 stands for the middle phalanx, or pastern bone, and P3 denotes the distal phalanx, or coffin bone. The yellow lines mark the distance between the top and bottom part of the coffin bone relative to the hoof wall, showing the distal (bottom) of the coffin bone is rotated away from the hoof wall.
Laminitis is a disease that affects the feet of ungulates, and is found mostly in horses and cattle. Clinical signs include foot tenderness progressing to inability to walk, increased digital pulses, and increased temperature in the hooves. Severe cases with outwardly visible clinical signs are known by the colloquial term founder, and progression of the disease may lead to perforation of the coffin bone through the sole of the hoof or being unable to stand up requiring euthanasia.
GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!