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 last thing you want him to do is backup, or worse, while you’re riding or driving.

In this short clip from Steve Edwards you’ll learn how to use the mules nose to communicate exactly what you want him to do, making sure that when he runs into that “something new” he listens to you and not his nature to go fright and flight!

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    1. My guy does this when he’s done for the day, in the saddle…at dusk or dinner. It’s like losing the power steering. All he’ll do is back up. Any tips for that? Only happens when he doesn’t want to do something. He was a rescue, we did a restart on the ground slow start, just getting back into trail now. He did this at the top of the driveway at dusk when he was trying to go in and he was rushing so I was making him go past it to circle back and he started that. Any ideas on how to handle this? Wouldn’t circle, wouldn’t respond to any cues but backing.

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