Donkey Basketball Is Wrong – Why Do People Laugh?

I can ride my Mammoth donkey Rio Johnson, 16’2 with no bit and no spurs. He is trained by me with words and touch, my legs and hands.

I am the voice for the most humble and smartest equine the donkey.  Donkeys evolved from the desert. Donkeys are deep thinkers, donkeys never forget anything good or bad ever. God created the donkey to be smart and humble, not stubborn. People who bully the donkey are frustrated as they do not understand the donkeys intelligence, ability to survive. Self-preservation is number one to the donkey. 

A Few Things To Think About

The donkey can carry no more than 20% of the weight of the donkey.

The donkey bucks and fights as the weight is way too heavy. The seat is not in the correct position as would be for a horse. Or the donkey is scared to death. Fight or Flight just like humans.

Dragging the donkey by the face. All of my donkeys walk next to me, stand for the farrier, send into the stall and turn around to get the halter off. 

Making the donkey buck, fall down and fear humans is very difficult to repair.  Trust is easy to destroy and in some cases can never be earned again with a donkey.

Most Donkey Basketball events are for fundraising at public schools. I guess bullying is funny as long as it is against the most humble donkey.

Advocates of Donkey Basketball:

  1.  The donkeys are cared for and well fed, only the best for the donkey.

2.   The donkey is not going to slaughter. 

What A Donkey Needs:

  1. Treat me with respect and dignity, do not let people pull on my face and have me in a loud noise situation, I do not like chaos.
  2. Weight limits apply to donkeys as they do horses.
  3. Ride us in the correct place not on the neck, rear etc, the same as a horse.
  4. When we are kicking and running away it means we are not having fun!
  5. When we stop moving our feet or lay down we are scared to death. This does not mean we are stubborn.

Resource:

Donkey Basketball PETA UK Donkey Sanctuary

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

Melody Johnson, Trainer/Owner

Donkey Whisperer Farm ®

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