Mule & Donkey Training Techniques
Discover how to communicate with your mule or donkey and get results! Learn techniques to build trust and get results — and enjoy yourself every step of the way. Training from Steve Edwards to keep you moving forward.
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.
Nylon halters are responsible for creating head shy mules. The amount of communication you lose by using a nylon halter is one thing – but the real deal is the pain and discomfort you cause the animal.
The devices may look pretty but they should never be used on your animal.
One of the most fundamental motions you want your mule to operate on command is to lower his head. In this video, Steve Edwards demonstrates how to soften that mule or donkey and train him how to move his head and keep his head where you want it to be.