But why is cut grass bad for horses? It doesn’t seem to make sense, since they eat mostly the same grass on the other side of the fence and the hay we feed is just cut and dried grasses. But even though the grass may technically be the same variety, it’s not the same as a fresh mouthful in your pasture or hay that’s been properly cured. The issues:
Grass from your lawn may contain fertilizers or anti-weed (herbicide) or anti-insect (pesticide) chemicals that should not be consumed by horses.
Recently cut grass doesn’t dry uniformly, leaving wet clumps that can ferment and grow mold and mildew. Microbes introduced this way can cause colic in horses. Unlike lawn clippings, hay grass is tetted and sometimes re-tetted (spread out evenly in a thin layer) and dried/cured in the field before baling.
A mouthful of small cuttings may be quickly consumed by a horse. The small, wet clumps can compact and stick in a horse throat. Hay or fresh grass is chewed in manageable amounts.
The horse digestive system works best with consistent feeding. It adapts well but not quickly (as in day-to-day). Sudden shifts can lead to digestive problems and laminitis.
Our world has changed dramatically in how we care and treat animals. We now have business catering to all aspects of pet care, food and behavior training for humans. First we must train the human, next the human trains the animal.
Humans who abuse animals are not merely signs of a minor personality flaw, but are rather symptomatic of a deep mental disturbance. Cruelty to animals has been recognized as an indicator of a dangerous psychopathy that claims both animal and human victims.
Horses Dream Of Being Trained The Way A Donkey Demands To Be Trained, Melody Johnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm.
The Link: Cruelty to Animals and Violence Towards People
Donkeys are called donkey, burro or ass short for Equus africanus asinus. The donkey is a domesticated member of the horse family, Equidae. Scientific name: Equidae The wild ancestor of the donkey is the African wild ass, E. africanus. Asses were first domesticated around 3000 BC, probably in Egypt or Mesopotamia, and have spread around the world.
Donkeys deserve to wear quality halters that fit a donkey not a horse!
The Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC is a small business located in Sequim, Washington. We sell quality equine (donkey, horse and mule) tack. Each item and service we provide has our attention to detail.
Providing outstanding quality products and service by means of attention to every stage of the process of delivery, production and finally shipping to our worldwide customers. Our contractors are the best in the world. Their attention to detail is why we are selling our donkey halters worldwide. Everything we do is quality. We work for you!
Our soft yacht rope is quality and humane for your donkey, horse and mule. Our fit is like no other…. We want your donkey, mule or horse to feel the difference and follow you as a leader using resistant free methods. The soft yacht rope halter/lead line is one part of our training program. The second part is our E-TRAINING. This is a powerful training tool as we train the owner to train the donkey.
In Stock Donkey Halter/lead lines turn-around time is usually two days in the U.S.A
We keep our store stocked. Our contractors need time to hand make each quality yacht rope halter with the brass screw on snap and leather end. We work hard to ensure you can order our measurements and get your halter quickly. This takes planning and time.
Mammoth donkeys, Mules, Horses and ponies require us to build your equine a custom fit halter. The soft yacht rope halter must fit corectly to work. Our halters are made with the best material in the world, this is humane. No abuse ever for your equine, no bleeding from horrible cheap material. Choose from 17 colors of soft yacht rope. Dirty? Wash in a bucket of warm soapy water and let dry. Yacht rope will never frail and will never mold.
Our cost includes Free shipping in the U.S.A. We proudly ship worldwide!
WE ARE DIFFERENT!
We don’t sell your everyday rope halter and lead line. We pride ourselves on going above and beyond by creating a halter and matching lead line that work together as a powerful training tool for you and your donkey.
Our custom made rope halters were designed for donkeys with the perfect amount of pressure and release when training. Our lead lines include a heavy duty screw on brass snap that can be used as a compassionate correction device.
A lot of planning and design has gone into each halter/lead line set by trainer Melody Johnson. This is a training tool that along with an understanding of donkey psychology and personality can transform your relationship with your donkey (See Online Training Course 101).
Our donkey rope halters with matching lead line are made in the USA with top quality soft, thick yacht rope, not thin, hard polyester line. Each halter comes with a matching lead line and a lifetime warranty.
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!
Introducing Donkey 101 Online Training Video Course!
Donkey Whisperer Farm is proud to announce Donkey 101 Online Training Video Course, the first in a series of online training courses By Trainer Melody Johnson. Donkey 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 focuses on unique and proven techniques that train you, the owner, to train your donkey so you and your donkey enjoy a balanced, positive and rewarding relationship. Donkey 101 includes 19 instructional videos and a PDF addressing the topics below. You own lifetime access to your videos!
ALL FOR JUST $59.99!
A Small Training Area
On Donkey Time
Three Second Rule
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
Walk-On, Whoa and Back Up
Donkeys are not Stubborn!
Going in and out of Gates
Taking Your Donkey for a Walk
Once purchased, each participant will receive a Welcome E-mail within 24 hours of your purchase. The e-mail will include a link to the Donkey 101 PDF and a link to the password protected Donkey 101 Online Training Video Series. You own lifetime access to your video 101 Online Training Course. Please add email@example.com to your address book to ensure your Welcome E-mail does not go to spam.
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