Mules / Training
Any horsemen in these forums with mule experience? Specifically looking for, but not limited to, those who have trained horses for a good many years and transitioned into mules. Whatever your specific discipline or background; I would really appreciate the insight.
Me: I’ve admired the animal at arms length for years. I’ve worked under a good many, but not really with any mules to an extent I’d find too terribly enlightening.
I’d like to take the plunge and buy a couple 2-year olds. In my area, there’s a good many available out of TWH mares, but I’m really open to anything and would like try a little bit of everything. I’m not looking to “flip”. However, if I end up really enjoying working with mules I wouldn’t mind having a small string, and turning out one or two mules bi-yearly (depending on the individual in training) to select clientele…
If it’s helpful to your answer, what I tell people is I practice “natural horsemanship”, but I informally apprenticed under a couple different California Vaquero horsemen for a period of 6-years and continue those teachings today. Haven’t made it to the point I’d consider myself one yet. However, my long-term goal is to advance in that direction.
Thank-you for your time.