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 Leading The Way
Is it ok to allow my mule to walk off ahead of me? Is allowing my mule to get to the barn ahead of me lowering my position in the herd and making him think he is leader?
Your mule is to always walk with his nose at your right shoulder, about two feet to your right. If he gets ahead of you, then you’re going to get yourself kicked. Oh yeah, he will absolutely think he’s the leader if he gets to the barn ahead of you. Cutting you off makes him the herd leader.
You’re better off getting my Ground Foundation video and watching that. It will explain everything you need to know about starting over with your mule and training him in foundation work. You’ll be so happy you did.
I’m Here to Help
If you are training a mule, I hope this advice will help you, as well. Just remember, it all starts by building a foundation with your mule.
As always, you can give me a call or send me an email, including photos and videos, about any questions you have about mules and donkeys.