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Improving my horsemanship by getting rid of one thing…

I’ve been thinking about mindfulness lately. Some people call it zen or a flow state. It’s that mental place where you are 100% consumed with whatever is right in front of you. In a podcast I was listening to the other day, the host was talking about getting rid of judgement as a precursor to… Continue reading Improving my horsemanship by getting rid of one thing…

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Lessons from a Mule #6- If you give a mule a choice…

I recently read a blog post that blew my mind. I came across it while lying in bed playing with my phone at 2 a.m. because I couldn’t sleep after having a really rotten day. Let me tell you about my day. . . I had planned to ride Miss Mule in a Christmas parade,… Continue reading Lessons from a Mule #6- If you give a mule a choice…

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Lessons from a Mule- Ellie goes bridleless.

After cutting her face and being unable to wear a bridle with a bit until it completely healed, I started riding Ellie in a rope halter and reins. I didn’t have much control in it because it slid around her face any time I put pressure on the reins. Riding in a rope halter is… Continue reading Lessons from a Mule- Ellie goes bridleless.

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Lessons from a Mule- Ellie goes bitless.

I’ve been riding my mule, Ellie, for about 4 months now. We’ve trail ridden, done an intro endurance ride, and gone camping twice. We’re still learning about each other. She exclusively neck reins and I’ve always ridden horses that direct rein. At first it was really hard to get used to, just because I’m in… Continue reading Lessons from a Mule- Ellie goes bitless.