Sharing ideas on developing that bond between equine and human focusing on listening to our animal.
We all know there are no quick fixes and remedies while developing a solid relationship with our horses and mules. The learning and bonding process between man and equine is the result of quality time and focused ‘drills’ and responses while listening to each other and applying soft cues. Many of us find difficulty in
In this video, I talk about a common problem with a horse or a mule that is hard to deworm, bridle or halter. Once we learn how to get the head down and soft to a feel, deworming, haltering, and bridling becomes easy. It is not the dewormer, the bridle, or the haltering that
In this video, I talk about a very common and sometimes misunderstood problem. Accepting or giving to the bit. THE SOFT FEEL. This is an older saddle mule being ridden in a leverage bit, can also be the same in a snaffle or Hackamore. This Mule is very gentle and kind, however, does not know
Howdy friends and neighbors! For you folks who have been following my teachings, I thank you very much. If you are new to this program, welcome and enjoy! Everything that I talk and teach, the horse and mule already know from birth. It is their nature. It is my desire that the reader
It is important for the human to take responsibility for their stock’s manners. Horses, mules, and donkeys alike, we owe it to them so they can get along in our world. Every horse or mule in our care should receive a basic education, built upon what they learned from their mothers and the herd. We
When I think about the times before automobiles, or the Transcontinental Railroad, and the great migration West, I can’t help to think about the stock that made it all possible. I think about the many of thousands of miles that were traveled by wagon, buggy, horse, mule or donkey back. It was a way of
We know there is a pecking order, a discipline process, motivators and purpose and these are the guidelines by which they function. It is all set into play by the lead animals. As they go through the ranks and rise to that position, they start to dictate all the rules. That’s what builds the pecking
From our outfit to yours, we’re wishing you well and hope you all are getting lots of riding in! We know that during these strange and difficult times, it is hard for people to get out and get hands on help with their animals. For the month of April, we offered to everyone our Remote
The reason for this article is to bring awareness, identify and build safety. We hear the talk from people either at the clinics, when they come to our place for lessons, when they bring in training stock or when they are looking to buy an animal and they are not sure where to start or
We all take classes, watch demonstrations, or attend clinics because we love our mules, horses and donkeys and we want to improve our skills, confidence, and courage with them. We want to further our education and develop a better understanding of our stock. We want to be better, learn more and be successful. We want
It can be a frustrating situation to go to catch your mule only to have the animal runoff in the other direction with his head held high and his tail in the air. Maybe there were times before when you walked into your paddock or round corral and your mule walked right up to you.