Starting Over; Re-Learning Good Habits for Horses and Mules
By the time Rachel the Gray Mule was rescued from abuse and neglect, she had developed many bad behaviors exhibited by equines:
She was hard to catch.
She bolted through gates.
She broke away from her handler.
She was hard to bridle.
She would not allow her feet to be handled.
She would rear back when tied.
She would not stand still for saddling.
She would not stand still for a rider to mount.
Once mounted, she would bolt, run, and buck her rider off.
In short, Rachel was one very troubled mule.
Rachel’s rescuer brought her to Jerry Tindell as a last-ditch effort to rehabilitate her.
This video contains 3 hours of REAL TIME footage of Jerry Tindell’s first morning working with Rachel.
What a difference a half-day can make!
For people who are serious about learning Approach and Release techniques, this is your primer! Everything is in this training video: approach & release, recognizing the try, catching, leading, round pen, groundwork, getting ready to ride, “first” ride, feet handling, and safe tying.
Although Rachel’s needs and behaviors present a somewhat extreme case, the training techniques work the same for all equines: domestic horses, mustangs, and mules.
This is the kind of video you can watch over and over, learning something new with each viewing. This Video is a Must-See for:
All Mule and Horse Owners and/or Trainers who want to learn more about developing softness and willingness
Owners, Adopters, and “Rescuers” of troubled Mules or Horses, as well as Wild or Unhandled Mules and Mustangs
DISCLAIMER: This video is intended to teach viewers how to work with troubled equines (horses, mules, donkeys).
However, viewers should work at their own rate, with safety for both the animal and the human as top priorities. Proceed only at a rate that you feel is safe and effective. Your progress may not be as fast as you will see in the video. That’s okay