Hawleywoods Mule Farm

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Training

 

Leroy and Loyd Hawley trail riding Devil's Den 1999

Leroy and Loyd Hawley trail riding Devil's Den 1999

We offer professional training on a limited basis. We donít offer green breaking, just finished and tune-ups. By tune-ups we mean corrective or additional training. Perhaps your mule needs a better handle or it doesnít back or stand for you to get off and on. Maybe you want it to sidepass so you can open and close a gate or move away from a tree so your leg doesnít get crushed. Regardless of how well trained a mule is to start with most of them lose some sharpness over a period of time.

Periodically most mules need a tune-up. This includes gaited mules. A lot of mules have some gait in them if you know how to bring it out. And some mules are naturally gaited and just need some direction or the owner needs some advice in how to ride to get the desired gait.

Proper training is very important. Youíre training your mule every time you catch it and/or ride it. Good or bad youíre training it. If you teach your mule a bad habit it takes a long time to correct it. They learn quickly either way and have an exceptional ability to remember spots. For example: if you doctor your mule in the same spot where you normally saddle it, probably they will give you some trouble the next time you go to saddle up. When it comes to training most people just relate to the horse side of a mule. When in fact I think that more than half of a muleís attitude and outlook come from the donkey. I tell everyone if you want to understand mules better try to train a donkey.

When training mules you must remember the six Pís: patience, persistence, perseverance, patience, persistence and perseverance.

Whether you use your mule for trail riding or competition we can help you.
 

Loyd & Ciera Pole Bending, Pueblo 1997 Loyd and Sheba Western Pleasure warm-up Bishop 1996
Loyd and Ciera Pole Bending, Pueblo 1997 Loyd and Sheba Western Pleasure warm-up Bishop 1996

 

THE HAWLEYS
Loyd, Sarah, Vince, Marcus & Rachel
203 East Bush - Prairie Grove, Arkansas 72753

Home 479-846-2819 Cell 479-530-8653
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