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Lessons from a Mule #8- Does the mule want to be ridden?

I think equines are constantly communicating with us, whether we’re clever enough to listen or not. I’ve only been riding Ellie since this summer, just a few months, but as soon as I started I noticed some troubling signs. As soon as I would pull the saddle out of the trailer where I tack her… Continue reading Lessons from a Mule #8- Does the mule want to be ridden?

Horses · Lessons from a Mule

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 #2- We are doing endurance (kinda)!

This weekend I’m taking my mule Ellie to an intro endurance ride. I want to write down my thoughts beforehand so that after the ride I can come back and reflect on what I *thought* I would accomplish vs. what I actually accomplished. First, a little history. I bought my first horse 10 years ago… Continue reading Lessons from a Mule #2- We are doing endurance (kinda)!