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.

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.

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:

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Enjoy your donkey!

Melody Johnson

Donkey Whisperer Farm ®

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Help I Am Afraid Of My Donkey

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 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 at Donkey Whisperer Farm ®.

 

Melody Johnson

Donkey Whisperer Farm ®

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.

 

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How does the gift card link work? When the gift card link is used in our store the funds are automatically deducted to purchase anything from our store. You can choose to send the e-gift card on any date you specify, simply choose the date ahead of time. You will receive an e-mail alert when the E-Gift Card has been used.

What’s in our store?

Donkey Training Video On Demand or a private lesson with Melody Johnson. Yes, I train the owner or caretaker worldwide. We can skype and meet in person without traveling. It’s a wonderful gift.

  • Donkey adjustable soft yacht rope halters with matching lead lines.
  • Donkey 101 & 102 Video-On-Demand Training with my E-book. 
  • Donkey Abscess Video with a shopping list. 
  • Donkey Trailer Loading Video On Demand Training with my E-book.
  • Link Line, walk two donkeys using one lead line.
  • Riding reins, looped, split, and romal with a large popper on the end.
  • Long Lines (soft yacht rope) up to 22 feet.
  • Stick & String 3ft for miniature donkeys and 4ft for burro/standard or mammoth donkeys.
  • On Donkey Time ® hat.
  • On Donkey Time ® steel sign.
  • Who’s the boss watercolor.

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

Melody Johnson

Baby Horse (Foal) Tied To A Donkey

Donkeys have been the beast of a burden far too long.  “Please when you see any form of neglect or abuse of donkeys speak up. Please become the voice for the donkey. Never fight with people educate and do what you can to help the donkey. Please never ever tie a donkey to another animal to train.”  Melody Johnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm ®.

Donkeys deserve only the best in life! 

Melody, Good morning!

We are looking into purchasing a necking donkey for our ranch. 

We breed, raise and show horses but, are getting to the age where we need help with those young foals that get weaned from mothers and need to learn to lead away from mother, respect, etc. and would like to develop a more gentle approach to getting results, not to mention our bodies are getting where handling the young is tough and we pay for it many days after.  Do you know of anyone who specializes in training donkeys for that purpose?  Tanya

Tanya, I do not sell donkeys. I do not agree with using a donkey to train a young horse. I personally would never do this to any donkey or the foal. Since you more than likely will do this to a donkey here is my advice;  Use a surcingle on the donkey, not a halter on the head or a rope around the neck. I would never ever leave the donkey connected to a foal for longer than 1/2 an hour. I would never ever leave these two unattended.

Donkeys are not stubborn donkeys are intelligent. Depending on the donkey you get this may or may not work. Donkeys grab the neck of another donkey or another animal in play and in battle. Extroverted donkeys will not always stand still and freeze when scared they will fight back. Introverted donkeys will lay down and not get up when terrified or stressed. Sadly, one person says this works and everyone jumps on thinking it is less work for the breeder of horses.

Donkeys need their diet to be tested forage hay 10% or lower in sugar and protein. Donkeys need the farrier on a regular schedule, shots, and teeth just like a horse.

Select   Western Horsemanship Magazine to read one of the articles floating around the internet.

Donkey 101 & 102 Video On Demand

Melody Johnson
“Horses dream of being trained the way a donkey demands to be trained”

Donkey Whisperer Farm ® Christmas Sale

Do you have a donkey lover on your Christmas shopping list? Go to our E-Store now.

  • Donkey (Miniature or Burro/Standard) Adjustable Soft Yacht Rope Halter With Matching Lead Line, Brass Screw-On Snap, Black Leather End.
  • Build A Halter (measure the head), small, medium or large Lead Line length, 6ft, 9ft and 12ft. Over a dozen colors of soft yacht rope to choose from.
  • Riding reins, split, looped or romal with spanish knots
  • Donkey Artwork
  • Donkey Training Videos (Donkey 101 & 102 Video On Demand

Stick and String – Donkey Training

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Stick And String

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Stick And String

3-foot stick and string are used for Miniature (MINI) donkeys, mules, and horses.

4-Foot stick and string are used for standard, burro, Mammoth donkeys, horses, and mules. Used to touch the equine in preparation for our hands. STAY AWAY FROM THE KICK ZONE.

Training Stick Color Choose an option
Blue
Purple
Training Stick Length Choose an option
3 ft.
4 ft.

 

Donkey Whisperer Farm ® Sale

Friends of the Donkey Whisperer Farm ®,

We are having a huge sale! Please take a look at our store same-day shipping. Now is the time to purchase all of your donkeys a new adjustable soft yacht rope halter with a matching lead line, brass screw-on snap, black leather end. FREE Shipping for all orders $150.00 or more in the U.S.A.

Donkey 101 & 102 Video On Demand is on sale too! Sold with lifetime access. Use any smart device and take Melody Johnson to the farm with you. Print out the E-BOOK Pdf to speed up your learning time.

Please take a look in our store, same day shipping.

Questions? Call Melody Johnson 360 620-5868 or e-mail at melody@donkeywhisperer.com.

Donkey Halter

The Donkey Whisperer Farm ® sells quality soft yacht rope donkey halters with matching lead lines, brass screw-on snap, black leather end made to fit a donkey, not a horse. Select Donkey Halter to learn more.

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. Other common names for this species include Tibetan wild ass, khyang, and gorkhar.

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

Walk Two Or Three Donkeys Using One Lead Line

Walk two donkeys using one lead line.  Go to our store to order Donkey Whisperer Farm ®

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Donkey Halter Made To Fit The Donkey Not The Horse

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.

Donkey 101 Video On Demand 

Description

Donkey Training 101 teaches the fundamentals of resistance-free, natural training for you, and your donkey. We offer a holistic training approach that includes insight and guidance into donkey psychology, emotion, and behavior. Donkey 101 includes 19 instructional videos with over 1 hour of the training content by trainer Melody Johnson and a 6 page PDF outlining and highlighting core training points.

Introduction
A Small Training Area
Training Tools
On Donkey Time
Building Trust
Three Second Rule
Personal Space
Your Donkey Catches You
Walk-On and Whoa
You are the Leader!
How to Ground Tie
Going in and out of Stalls
Introverts and Extroverts
Backing up
Teaching “Over”
Walk-On, Whoa, and Back-Up
Donkeys are not Stubborn!
Going in and out of Gates
Taking Your Donkey for a Walk

Donkey 102 Video On Demand

Donkey 102 E-Training Video Series is for students who have completed Donkey 101. Take an in-depth look into donkey personality, herd mentality, the rescued and traumatized donkey, how to pick up the front and back feet, and various other problem-solving techniques.

Donkey 102 contains 16 Videos with over 3 hours of the training content by trainer Melody Johnson and our 11 page PDF outlining and highlighting core training points.

Description

We are proud to announce our new Donkey 102 E-Training Video Series now available to all students who have purchased and practiced our Donkey 101 Online Training Course. Donkey 102 E-Training Video Series is for intermediate students and takes an in-depth look into donkey personality, herd mentality, the rescued and traumatized donkey, how to pick up the front and back feet and various other problem-solving techniques.

1. Introduction
2. Making a Commitment to Your Donkey
3. Knowing the Signs of Stress and Fear in Your Donkey
4. Donkey Personality: Introvert or Extrovert?
5. Understanding Herd Mentality
6. The Rescued or Traumatized Donkey
7. Endorphins Versus Pain
8. Teaching Your Donkey to Tie and Stand
9. Preparing Your Donkey for the Farrier/Veterinarian
10. Blanketing Your Donkey
11. The New DWF Training Tool Stick and String
12. When Your Donkey Does Not Respect You as a Leader
13. Picking Up Your Donkey’s Front Feet
14. Picking Up Your Donkey’s Back Feet
15. Having Fun with Games and Obstacles
16. Conclusion: Your Donkey is Waiting For You!

Donkey Behavior

Donkeys Have Personalities

Did you know animals have personalities?

Donkeys are born with their unique personality, extrovert 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.

If you would like to learn how to train your donkey order Donkey 101 & 102 Video On Demand in our store.

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Walk Two Or Three Donkeys Using One Lead Line

“Walk two donkeys using one lead line, LINK LINE”

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,

Melody Johnson

Donkey Whisperer Farm ®

How To Halter The Naughty Donkey

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