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MULE TALK! PODCAST: On the Trail with Mules

Mules are remarkably strong and durable animals, making them excellent mountain partners. The cupped shape of their hooves allows them to track the rough mountain terrain being much more surefooted than their counterpart, the horse. A mule’s superior intelligence and strong sense of survival help him to carefully negotiate the placement of his feet, insuring the safest ride possible. This is both important and comforting to know when heading for the mountains. The mule’s strength and endurance are sometimes unbelievable, but always dependable. On a hunting trip, he will take you through rough mountain terrain for days then pack out the “elk of your dreams” with the greatest of ease.

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MULE TALK! PODCAST: Getting Down with Minis

Getting Down with Minis

Learn about:

  • How to earn their trust at their level.
  • Approaching your mini in a non-threatening way.
  • Haltering and leading your mini.
  • Lungeing your minis.
  • Keep your lessons short and fun!
  • How to introduce object to your mini.
  • Ground driving your mini.
  • The do’s and don’ts are so important.
  • Grooming is not all that easy.

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MULE TALK! PODCAST: Maintenance & Grooming with Mules & Donkeys

Maintenance & Grooming
Learn about:
  • Use grooming tools that are comfortable for your mules and donkeys.
  • Expensive horse/equine grooming tools are not all necessary to keep in your tack room or trailer.
  • Insect control around the barn – what works.
  • If showing: when to body clip your mule and how to body clip.
  • Treating sores/scabs.
  • Group grooming.
  • Pasteworming is effective in controlling insects and flies – learn what to use!

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MULE TALK! PODCAST: A Bit About Communication

A Bit About Communication – Achieving Balance & Harmony
Learn about:
  • Different types of bits and the different metals used to develop in equine bits.
  • Snaffle bits and the different types that are recommended to use on your mule or donkey.
  • Curb/leverage bits used in Western riding.
  • The difference between a curb bit and a snaffle bit.
  • Bridles and headstalls for your mule/donkey.

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MULE TALK! PODCAST: Benefits of Postural Core Strength Training

Meredith shares the benefits for postural core strength training with your mules.
  • Discover what happens to your mule(s) that are trained for Postural Core Strength.
  • Using the Elbow Pull.
  • How to make the Elbow Pull for your mule.
  • The benefits of the hourglass pattern – simple and easy to do!
  • The benefits of implementing these techniques into your training/riding.
  • Emotional, physical benefits of Postural Core Strength Training

MULE TALK! PODCAST: Riding Side Saddle (Aside)

Meredith shares her experience growing up as a tomboy and progressing to riding side saddle then riding in elegance.
  • Belle Star rode side saddle!
  • How to achieve position and security when riding in a side saddle.
  • Learn the three types of side saddles and what they offer.
  • Learn the proper attire when riding aside.
  • Men do ride Side Saddle!
  • Shows/classes that offer side saddle.
  • Proper bits to use when showing in side saddle.
  • Care and reconditioning of side saddles.
  • There are Side Saddle organizations!
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MULE TALK! PODCAST: Leverage Versus Abuse

Learn the proper use of restraints on a mule or donkey.

  • Chains are severe and can injure the nasal cartilage or the incisive bones when abrupt pressure is applied.
  • Learn how to use the lead rope for a “Quick Twist.”
  • Old-time twitches can do great damage to the equine’s sensitive upper lip.
  • Selecting the correct hobbles for the task at hand.
  • Sedation and tranquilizers can be very dangerous to the mule and donkey.
  • Allow your equine to learn and grow in a logical, step-by-step process that will not overwhelm him with too much stimulus at any stage.

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MULE TALK! PODCAST: Driving with Mules & Donkeys

Learn how to properly train your mule or donkey for driving a cart/wagon
  • Selecting the right harness for your driving activity
  • Ground driving and what it means to your animal
  • Be patient during the training process
  • How to build confidence in your animal to drive safely
  • Not all animals make good driving companions
  • Select a good-minded driving animal
  • Driving is enjoyable from children to the eldest grandmother
  • Working on verbal commands and more!

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MULE TALK! PODCAST: Jumping with Mules & Donkeys

Learn how to properly prep your mule or donkey on jumping under saddle.

  • Working ground poles to your advantage.
  • Discussion on Point 1, Point 2, and 3 Point position while in the saddle.
  • Stadium Jumping
  • Hunter/Jumper
  • Hunter Paces
  • Field Trials
  • Mule coon jumping
  • Mules that jump over pasture fence?
  • Proper gear and equipment for mule and rider.
  • Proper bit to use.
  • Educational and entertaining Mule Talk episode!

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MULE TALK! PODCAST: Breeding for Quality Mules Part 2

Breeding for Quality Mules part 2 continues:

  • What are your breeding goals?
  • Focus on the jack, and his temperament as well as the mare.
  • Essentials you will need when delivery is near.
  • What to expect.
  • Being organized and prepared.
  • Documenting your breeding program.
  • What to do in emergencies and more!!!

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MULE TALK! PODCAST: Breeding for Quality Mules Part 1

Meredith shares her expertise in breeding jacks to horse mares and jennets, selecting the premiere jack for your mule foal, selecting good quality mares for producing excellent mule babies, what to expect, how it all comes together.

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