Jerry Tindell has spent years working with my mule and I, teaching both of us how to partner in riding. He amazingly remembers where we left off at the last lesson and picks right back up with a new challenge. I tend to over-intellectualize the process, and Jerry simplifies it to intent and effect. My mule is a willful creature, who requires me to be quite alert to his signals. Sometimes he is too quick for me, but with Jerry’s help I have learned to be more present and aware. Jerry presents the principles of working safely with stock, and has a keen eye for body language both in the equine and the rider. I always come away with things to ponder and exercises to practice, and feel fortunate that JT has been my mentor throughout my mule riding years.
Santa Barbara, CA