Entries by dave@daveshrein.com

The Trail Lite Mule Saddle

Installing your mule saddle and tack correctly ensures that you enjoy your ride and that your mule equally enjoys the ride. In this video I share a little bit about the Trail Lite Saddle and also go through instruction for using your saddle cinches and your mule Britchen.

My Mule Backs Up When I Introduce Something New

All equine live by fright or flight. When you introduce something new to your mule and he backs up he’s letting you know, “I have a problem with something here.” When you’re training and he backs up that’s one thing but being out on the trail is another. When your mule encounter something new the […]

Heard Leader: Ask, Tell, Demand

Mules and humans communicate differently. Much differently. It isn’t surprising that there are breakdowns in understanding. These breakdowns lead to all sorts of issue when packing, riding and driving. In order to avoid the gaps in communication and enjoy your mule to the fullest (and to all them to enjoy being with you) it is […]

Installing A Bridle On An Ear Shy Mule

Communicating with mules is challenging, but when you need to work with an ear shy mule the need for precise and strategic communication is all the more important. In this short video you’ll discover how to place a bridle on an ear shy mule and watch a Queen Valley Mule Ranch apprentice perform what is […]

Don’t Give Up On that Mule

Mules are some of the most amazing animals. You’ve probably experienced just how wonderful they are, or else you wouldn’t own one. The problems start when we feel like the mule just won’t listen. It’s frustrating, trying to get your mule to do what so many others have made look simple. It may be tempting […]