You can teach your mule, your donkey to respect the halter and prepare them to be ready to go under saddle. The Surcingle is a teaching tool that places light pressure on the halter or bit so your equine can learn to work with the halter and bridle.
The Surcingle is an expert training tool designed to allow trainers of all skill and experience to teach the mule/donkey to respect the halter, teach them to drop their head, and naturally tip their nose on the vertical… all to ease pressure. Over time, owners using the Surcingle develop a soften animal, ready to listen and receive communication.
You can use this Surcingle in tandem with the Beta Britchen, Breast Collar, and Mule Rider’s Martingale to help the a mule learn to take the bit.
This Surcingle is 3 inches wide and 2 1/2 feet long with D-rings around it. It has two nylon tie straps hanging from a D-ring on each side to connect to a cinch. You can use any size cinch with this surcingle and if you have a particularly small animal, you don’t even need to use a cinch — simply tie off the tie straps on the bottom and you’re done.
Can Donkeys Use This Surcingle?
Will This Surcingle Fit My Mule?
The Surcingle is one of the most flexible training tools you will have in your tack room. It will fit nearly all sizes from a small donkey all the way to a draft mule. If your animal is particularly small or on the larger size of a draft mule, feel free to send us a message with your measurements and a picture. We can make a recommendation for you.
Ted (verified owner) –
I think this surcingle is an excellent product – very well constructed with quality materials. So far I’ve used it latigoes, Trail cinch, Beta Breast collar, Beta Britchen, and the rope halter. My mule is a Belgium draft (pretty big gelding 16-17 hands, 1600-1700 pounds). I rescued SamMule about a year ago, but since I didn’t have any gear for a draft animal, I hadn’t done much with him. Over the last couple of months, I started with the Come Along Rope/Halter/DVD package and have been adding a little gear every month or so as we progress. Between Steve’s videos and gear SamMule and I are building a foundation that is working great – such good progress, slow and steady, I’m really excited about it. SamMule is my first mule, our little journey has been great so far, I think mostly because I’m getting quality advice and quality tack.
James (verified owner) –
Great gear and must have for foundation work and more advance work and training. It has helped my donkey moves more collected and respect the halter. We still have a way to go, so this gear will get a lot of use. It is great quality and Queen Valley Mule ranch is excellent with advice and after-sale service. I recommend it.
David OBrien (verified owner) –
The surcingle is well made. The quantity of rings gives me many options for use. It came with the nylon cinch straps. I plan to use it on my yearling to keep the ground work training progressing.