Entries by Steve Edwards

Kayla and Flynn

Kayla and her mule Flynn riding in a charity barrel racing event with Steve’s Trail Lite Saddle, Saddle Pad, Breast Collar, and two Cinches. What would you say to someone who is thinking about investing in Steve Edwards saddles and tack? Do it! You won’t regret it.

Q&A Should I Pony A Shy Mule?

I love hearing from all the mule and donkey owners around the world – and there are a lot of you. Pretty often I get questions from you that I’m happy to answer – love helping mules and owners. Here’s today’s question, “Is ponying a shy mule advisable as part of training?”

Mule Bits – Everything You Need to Know

If you’re here, chances are you already know if there is a particular mule bit or donkey bit you should be using or if there are differences between bits for horses and bits for mules / donkeys.

In this article you are going to learn everything you need to know in order to select the right bit for your mule.

What Do I Need to Consider When Choosing a Halter?

I often get questions from you about your mules and donkeys and I love answering them. Someone recently asked me for a halter they could snap to the bit of their mule. Now, there’s something important I want to address here. When you’re building a proper foundation with your animal, you want them to be very comfortable and for their bit to be properly balanced in their mouth.

Q&A My Mule Is In My Space

I love hearing from all the mule and donkey owners around the world – and there are a lot of you. Pretty often I get questions from you that I’m happy to answer – love helping mules and owners. Here’s a question that I recently received, along with my answer. A Question About A Mule […]

Runaway Mule – Ground Foundation Training

How do you train a mule to prevent him from running away out of control? What should you do if he starts running away? How do you move forward with a runaway mule? Runaway mules are a common topic from clients who message me asking, “How do I get him to stop?” If you’ve never […]

How Long Should A Colt Stay with Its Mother

How long should a colt stay with its mother? What a great question. When you’re fixin’ to invest a lot of time, effort, and money into raising this colt, you want to do things right from the very get go and knowing how to manage the momma/baby dynamic is very important to the process. Don’t underestimate the importance or you’ll wind up with issues years down the road that are either very difficult or impossible to correct.

Preparing to Mount a Mule or Donkey

Ready to start riding you’re mule or donkey? Most people think you can throw a saddle on the mule or donkey and start riding. NOPE! The mule or donkey needs to learn the foundations prior to riding. Before you think about mounting and going to ride, you need to invest in ground foundation training for your safety and the animal’s.

In this video, Steve Edwards from Queen Valley Mule Ranch, talks demonstrates exactly how to mount a mule or donkey for the very first time.

Q&A: My Mule is Rearing Up

There are a lot of mule and donkey owners around the world. I love hearing from you all! Pretty often I get questions from you that I’m happy to answer – love helping mules and owners. Here’s a question that I recently received, along with my answer.

The Come-A-Long Hitch – What Kind of Rope Do You Need

If someone were to get a come-along rope, what are the attributes that they really want? Can they just use any rope, any twine, anything like that? What are the attributes that they’re going to want in that rope? In this video, Steve Edwards shares what you want in a come-a-long rope and how to use it in order to communicate effectively with your mule or donkey.