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Foal Dies from Passerby Feeding Treats – Owner Spreading Word

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Why grass clippings are bad

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.

 

 

Mules Of The Grand Canyon

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Thinking About Biosecurity For Our Farm

A clean farm creates healthy animals, food and resources for our family and world.

What is farm biosecurity?

Farm biosecurity is a set of measures designed to protect a property from the entry and spread of pests and diseases.  Each farm owner is responsible for biosecurity measures and a detailed plan.

 

 

 

Resources:

Prevention of EPM in Equine

Biosecurity for farms

Biosecurity App

BIOSCECURITY FOR YOUR FARM

Remember your farm your rules! Learn how to keep your farm clean and your animals healthy and safe.

 

 

Zonk

A zebra and a donkey makes a ZONK.

 

FIREWORKS AND PETS IS A BAD MIX

FIREWORKS AND PETS DO NOT MIX

 

New Years Is Coming Fast.

Horses, donkeys and mules can run through fences when terrified of loud sounds. Please have a plan to keep your equine safe.

Horses Fireworks Run Through Fence

 

Teach Children To Ride

 

Diseases That Affect Donkeys, Horses and Mules

 

Sadly, Lyme Disease is becoming a problem for donkeys, mules and horses. Select Lyme Disease to learn more.

Resource: Diseases that affect horses, donkeys and mules

 

TRAINING A DONKEY TO PICK UP THE FEET

Would you like to learn how to train your donkey to pick up the foot when you say foot? Preparation is the key to training your donkey.

Take a look at Donkey 101 & Donkey 102 Video On Demand with my E-book to print out. We train the owner/caretaker how to train the donkey. Take Melody Johnson to the farm with you using any smart device.

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

Melody Johnson, Trainer/Owner

Donkey Whisperer Farm ®

FLY FREE FARMS

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Resource: Equine Poop “GOLD COMPOST FOR OUR PLANTS”

Resource: Birds Of The Pacific Northwest

Resource: Why Its Important To Keep A Clean Farm

We encourage the birds to come into our farm and eat the insects. Birds are amazing at keeping our farm insect free. They bring the babies for me to see and this is another cycle of life. I do love the birds.

 

 

How To Get Rid Of Ticks

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Select Plants that help repel TICKS

How To Use The Donkey Whisperer Farm Rope Halter Lead Line

 

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HAY HAY HAY

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Select Hay for the insulin resistant equine.

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Melody

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Artist Is Looking To Help Equine (Horse, Donkey and Mule) Rescue Organizations

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Select Kristi Johnson to see her work and offer to help your rescue organizations. We are not related and have never met, Johnson is a very common last name 🙂

 

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

Melody

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What Age Is My Donkey, Horse or Mule Full Grown?

Please remember to wait for heavy work until the equine is full-grown. :} Select Here is the report to read the entire article.

Miniature Donkeys age three

Standard burro age four

Mammoth donkeys age six or seven. Rio our Mammoth donkey was seven years old as he stood 16’2 hand tall at the withers. 

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

Melody Johnson

Donkey Whisperer Farm ®