Nestled in the breathtaking Dungeness Valley on the Olympic Peninsula in
Washington State is a magical place known as the “Donkey Whisperer
Farm”. Twenty acres of sprawling pasture, Paradise Paddocks, and a
state of the art barn is home to “Rio” a magnificent Ambassador for the
American Mammoth Donkey, “Tuba” and “Oboe” two rescued Standard Donkeys
and three adorable Miniature Donkeys, “Rocketman”, “Maximus” and “Roy”.
Joining this menagerie of Longears are two gorgeous horses; “Miss Lily”
a purebred Palomino Quarter Horse and “Miss Trophy” an elegant black
Donkey Whisperer Farm is also home to trainer and animal behaviorist Melody Johnson and her husband Scott.
Here, Melody's life long passion for equines drives her
commitment to sharing and educating the public about donkey behavior and welfare and
teaching owners and caretakers natural and progressive training methods
for donkeys, mules and horses.
As Melody reflects, “In 2007, after purchasing an untrained twenty-month-old Quarter horse
filly, a nine-month Mammoth Donkey gelding and a thirteen-year-old
Miniature Donkey gelding, I began looking for a natural approach to
training my diverse family of equines. I clearly needed training tools
and instincts that crossed species lines without the use of resistance
or punishment, but at the same time kept me and my equines safe.”
Nearly a decade later, the foundation of Melody's Online Training Program is natural horsemanship, resistance-free techniques, balanced energy,
leadership and great respect for all equine. She calls upon her
spiritual intuition and gifts from Jesus Christ, which include her
unique ability to bond with equines, empathetic nature and natural