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  1. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    So I’m fixing to buy a mule that they say you can put a saddle on but bucks anytime you step on his back. I’ve never went about training a mule or getting him broke to ride. How does it differ from a horse if any?
  2. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hello! I’m new here. Posting because while I have (some) riding experience, I’m stumped with how to train through this issue I’m having with my mule (I know this is a horse site, but most horse training exercises/advice can be adapted to mules). I’m also fairly new to owning a riding animal as...
  3. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    I'm am very interested in mules and have been for a while. Every resource i look says you can't force them to do anything, but advice from mule owners often say to leave the pressure on until you get the desired behavior. isn't that forcing them? it's honestly no different than i would do a...
  4. Hoof Care
    So we recently got a mule from a family friend and he's a little over a year old. He is sweet but can be pushy on the ground and is obviously very smart but knows how to test his handler. We have been working mostly on haltering, leading, backing up, respecting space, etc. I'm able to pick up...
  5. Draft Horses
    I am currently writing an article for one of my classes about cost effectiveness of draft horses, or mules, versus tractors. I was wondering if I could get some input from you guys. Thanks in advance for your time and answers. 1 What breed would be best suited for the work? 2 What is average...
  6. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    So a little back story on mr Calvin here. I bought him last January and worked with him he tied great and still does I'm sure. He led okay but I had the facility where I could control it. I sold him and just got him back a few weeks ago and of course he is worse than he's used to be. I can catch...
  7. Horse Breeds
    Opinions on mules? Temperament? Trainability? What are they good at? Easy keepers or not? I might get one...
  8. Horses for Sale and Wanted
    8 month old few spot mini mule colt Born June 14, 2013 His mother is a black tobiano shetland pony, and his father is a spotted mini donkey. He has 1 blue eye and is very curious. He walks and stands tied. He is a little impatient with the farrier, but nothing too bad when his feet aren't...
  9. Horse Breeding
    Do any of you know anyone who breeds fjord mules in New England? or at all? I think they are gorgeous and I really want one! I had a fjord, but she passed away of colic and I love donkeys. I saw the fjord mule and I thought that it would be perfect! (: Just wondering if you guys know anything...
  10. Member Journals
    This is Francis. Her name came from the old TV series called Francis the Talking Mule. Our Francis lives up to her name... I had just started my horse training job for a therapy center when Francis came to live here. My bosses had been in charge of taking care of the horses and expanding the...
  11. Horse Breeds
    i live in the woods. It has two hills making it a valley with a small stream at the bottom. i have enough flat land for a run in shed. i know a regular horse cant be on this land due to tripping or something. But what about a Mule? I want to ride so bad! just dont have the land for a real horse...
  12. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    Ok so I just got a mini mule, Sampson. He rides and drives. He is very naughty at times. I drive him and he will refuse to turn and when he gets angry, he will run off with me and I have to haul him into a ditch by doing a one rein stop. He will LAUNCH over puddles and there is really nothing I...
  13. Horse Breeds
    I'm back! It seems like I haven't been on here in a year. I just got a new horse! Well not a horse......a MULE! But not just a mule.........A MINI MULE!!!!! Meet Sampson (formerly Mikey)! Sampson is a 10.1hh black mini mule. He is going to be 13 in May! I got him and his feet were so bad and we...
  14. Horse Breeds
    http://www.sowhatchetmulefarminc.com/showmules/wchesaplayboy/jump1.jpg If that picture doesn't come up, go to the link! Has anyone have any experience with mules in english disciplines? I don't know much about mules in general, but I saw the cutest one for sale... so then I started googling :-o
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