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 imperative to understand their pattern of communication.
Mules work off a three layer communication system: ask, tell, demand. In this short clip from Steve Edwards instructional DVD on trailer loading you will discover the ask, tell, demand communication system and enhance your ability to execute on the commands you give your mule.