Q&A Should I Pony A Shy Mule?

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 on Ponying

Is ponying a shy mule advisable as part of training?

How To Pony A Shy Mule

Ponying is when you saddle up a well-trained mule that has been ridden quite a bit, connect a mule in training to the saddled mule with a come-a-long rope, and then going for a ride.

Sure, it’s a good idea to pony a mule as part of training. The mule that is being trained learns to get along with another mule, how to follow, and how to walk on a trail and enjoy it.

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.