All of the animals on the Donkey Whisperer Farm are happy! Spring is here, the birds are making nests, hay is growing. Donkeys are singing, (extroverts), our horses are starting to seriously play horse games and napping. Note; only a safe equine will lay down and get some much-needed REM sleep. The warmth of the sun is vital to all of us. I am pleased to share I have started a small fruit orchard and a very small flower bed. Scott finally let me have a few flowers, yes I have a little lavender. We will be selling our first and only cutting of alfalfa, orchard mixture the end of June, first week of July 2016. We can not feed this hay to our donkeys. Alfalfa is too hot for donkeys. Donkeys evolved in the desert, requiring hay to be tested to come in below 10% sugar content.
Helping Restore A Horse
This horse came to me seriously troubled, biting, urinating, striking, bug eyes, head high, tale high and could not think. She has lost a good inch off her back now as she is relaxed most of the time. I expect to have her in the saddle by mid summer or the end. I am a world-wide trainer of owners of donkeys, mules and horses. The most important lesson I teach is to wait another day when the equine is fearful or stressed. No one can learn when they are stressed. Make sure you are 100% a fair leader, always a leader with a plan. The soaking, relaxation is vital to the success of training your donkey, horse or mule.
I have moved Rio our Mammoth donkey into a combo snaffle and wow is he amazing. Why? I trained him to ride with just the rope halter, my voice, legs, wearing the bit is never about hurting the equine. Keep training lessons short. Never drill. Always end your training session with something the donkey, horse or mule knows how to do. I am working to prepare Rio to pull a cart. Our farm in Sequim, WA is touching three major highways, paved roads. I need to make sure I have 100% breaks in case of an emergency when cart pulling. Cart pulling is serious business you must have your equine trained in all areas of safety, walk-on, whoa, etc., before pulling a cart as they can and do flip over.
Select Our Store to order E-TRAINING Video and equine tack. We sell gift certificates. Donkey Halter to fit a donkey’s head not a horse.
We expect to get 350 to 400 bales at 70 pounds each. You do not want to miss this local hay in Sequim, WA. We have owned our land three years now and for the past three years no chemicals have been placed on our farm. We are adding compost from our donkeys and horses and the hay is growing fast. By the end of June our hay will be taller than our five foot fences. Wow!
GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!
One of the big advantages of living in Sequim, WA is all of my childhood memories are located in the Olympic National Park, hubby Scott and I love to visit our most favorite places now located within two hours of our farm. Scott and I took a drive to the Hoh rain forest most of the ecological plants are rare and in fact only grow in this forest, no other place in the world. Can you see such a beautiful display of dancing colors of GOD’s nature? I hope one day you get to experience this beautiful place for yourself. As a child we would stop and visit the Gigantic Spruce Tree one of the main attractions on the way up to the park. Today we found the tree had given up its life and had fallen so sad.
We are so grateful to Jesus Christ for all of our blessings. I am working hard to keep moving with a life long physical disability (three large screws in my pelvis) my dream barn is almost complete. Building our barn is number 1. I look forward to riding and training as soon as we get moved into our new farm.
Next comes the septic tank and then it is time to move into our 5th wheel while we build our one story home to accommodate my physical disability as I age. I am so grateful to GOD for helping me stay strong and never give up, GOD is faithful, I still suffer from back spasms, feet go numb and back/rib spasms. I have learned massage therapy is a great thing I highly recommend this. The bible is 100% true, when we give GOD in Jesus Christ name all of our needs he will take care of his children as I am a walking miracle. GOD has kept his promise and given us double for our troubles, for this I will be forever grateful. Our health is something we must be grateful to have. Seems in just a moment we can lose it to cancer, a semi-truck accident you get the picture.
What can I say to you to help you enjoy your life. Never give up on your dreams as GOD planted them inside each of us, I have had the dream of owning a real farm, growing my own hay and training equine and their owners since I was a child. Now at fifty-four GOD has given me this dream. I started my world-wide virtual coaching business, select Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC on January of 2014 after almost four years of providing free virtual training to people all over the world while I attended physical therapy three days a week. Yes it took three years to heal after the semi-truck accident and I trusted GOD to restore what was stolen and he has provided double for our troubles.
I pray my testimony gives you the faith to give your problems to Jesus Christ, make him your Lord and Savior as I can tell you Jesus is real.
“On the first day of summer we had some outstanding weather in the Pacific Northwest, Washington upper 70’s. “I thought this is the day I will slip my cow girl socks and boots on one more time as it’s been over three years.”
GOD is amazing, never give up as GOD will never give up on you!
I am happy to share I was able to ride our mammoth donkey in the arena for fifteen minutes.
Rio is a complete gentleman, we worked on steering as he has none due to the semi truck accident and me not being able to train and ride. I rode Rio with the Parelli bareback pad, rope halter (no bit, no spurs), carrot stick to help with steering, gloves and his legacy boots on the front as he has shoes on the front. If my body can continue to get stronger and not go backwards I will be able to ride again.
Did I mention how tall he is?
Rio is 16’1 at the withers not the ears the last time I stepped up on the steps to get on it was easy now he is way taller than the steps. Riding him is smooth and easy he is complete gentleman.
GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!