Our Donkeys and horses love to meet people, it’s simply a blessing for all. The Donkey Whisperer Farm is a working farm as we grow and sell hay. 2019 we hope to plant our hay to feed to the donkeys and horses, alfalfa free and low in sugar and protein.
Last week a student of the Donkey Whisperer Farm came to visit the farm. She was taking notes to build her donkey farm. How do I control the diet? How do I keep their hooves dry while living in the damp Pacific Northwest. Keep the water warm, hose warm, fences on the Donkey Whisperer Farm, exterior and interior. We discussed how mini donkeys can escape so easily and well any size donkey. Excellent fences, gates and locks are must when caring for donkeys. Donkeys are visual learners. Less of a flight equine than the horse.
We discussed giving our donkeys a bath each and every summer. This is really important as donkeys have thick fur, the dirt and gunk gets into the skin. Donkey 101 and Donkey 102 E-VIDEO Training Series teaches the owner or caretaker how to train the donkey. Our new stick and string for the mini donkey and standard or Mammoth donkey is a training aide. Never stick your head in the kick zone until your donkey is trained to pick up the foot. I teach my students to teach the donkey to pick up the foot when the word foot is said to the donkey. Its that easy.
All animals know when people love animals or not. Donkeys are skilled in a matter of seconds with humans and predators two and four-legged. Can you see what our donkeys thought of our friend and visitor Jill?
If you are visiting the Pacific Northwest in 2019 let us know. We will do our best to give you a farm tour. We grow our own hay, summers can get a bit busy. A little planning makes everything run smoothly.