The Come-A-Long Rope is one of the most effective tools you have for ground foundation training. What makes it so effective is that it communicates in three places: the pole, the top of the nose, and the bottom of the nose. Why does it work so well? It makes your mule uncomfortable in the right […]
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Many people that have behavior issues with their mules or donkeys are due to the fact that they used a horse trainer for their animal. In this post, Steve Edwards explains why this can be a problem.
When should you use the Come-A-Long Rope and when should you use the Rope Halter? Is there even a difference in using one over the other?
In this video, Steve Edwards explains the difference and when exactly you should make that transition.
Getting your mule to trust you and catch him on your terms is something that every mule owner needs to master and that includes when he is out at pasture.
In the video, Steve Edwards goes over how to catch your mule on your terms – while in a stall.
Trailer loading is one of the most difficult and dangerous things we do with our animals. If you have a trailer and are constantly on the go – it can be one of the most frustrating activities you encounter if your mule or donkey won’t load willingly.
In this video, Steve Edwards talks through the mistakes folks make with their halter and how it impacts the animals ability or desire to load up in a trailer.
It’s not how you SIT in a saddle but how you SET YOURSELF in a saddle. In this video, Steve Edwards shows you how to properly sit in your saddle (not forward, not back… just right) and select a saddle that is properly fitted for you.
Basic nutrition for mules, specifically foals, isn’t hard – basically, just feed them! In this video clip from Ask Steve, Steve Edwards discusses nutrition, feed, hay, alfalfa, and pellets as part of a mule foal nutrition and diet program.
When you go to buy a mule, the seller tells you everything that’s right about the mule and shows you how that animal will do this or that – and when you get the mule home… nothing.
In this vide, Steve Edwards talks through why experience doesn’t count for anything and he shares a few things you REALLY want to look for. There are major differences between young mules and older mules – however, there is one thing to look for regardless of age and that’s what he talks about here.
To get your mule to move forward or backward you need to master halter training. Once the mule or donkey respects the halter, your lead rope will do all the communication you need.
In this video you’ll watch a new mule owner going through halter training and you’ll see how your animal can start having respect for that halter.
The goal of your training should be to teach the animal to respect the halter at all times. In this video, Steve Edwards will show you the difference between halter training and simply desensitizing.
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- Runaway Mule – Ground Foundation TrainingDecember 13, 2018 - 12:00 pm
- How Long Should A Colt Stay with Its MotherDecember 6, 2018 - 12:00 pm
- Preparing to Mount a Mule or DonkeyNovember 29, 2018 - 12:00 pm
- Q&A: My Mule is Rearing UpNovember 22, 2018 - 12:00 pm
- The Come-A-Long Hitch – What Kind of Rope Do You NeedNovember 15, 2018 - 12:00 pm