Groundwork With A Mule
Groundwork Basics | Ty Evans • 20m
In this video, Ty Evans will be showing you everything he does on the ground when starting to work with a mule. As he begins, make sure to pay attention to the body language between the mule and Ty and how it is presented. He will start out with hooking on, and then move on from there.
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Halter Driving A Mule
The next step after establishing some groundwork is halter driving. Basically, I will be teaching him to move around me in a smooth circle at the end of the lead rope. He will be learning some respect, how to follow the lead rope, and how to follow a soft feel. This exercise is a huge part of the...
Desensitizing A Mule
After you feel like you've gotten decent control of your mule in the halter and on the lead rope, you can start to work on a little more desensitization. The spots that Ty likes to really focus on are their legs and blind spots.
Saddling A Mule
Now it's time to put the saddle on. If you've done a decent job with desensitizing and halter driving, you should have no trouble with this. After getting the saddle on, make sure you incorporate the exercises you see Ty do in this video to make sure your mule/horse is comfortable with having the...