Training Mules and Donkeys

A Logical Approach to Longears

Training for every stage of your equine's life from Meredith Hodges. Each of these episodes were taken from Meredith's original Training Mules and Donkeys DVD series.

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Episode 01 - Management, Fitting & Grooming

Episode 01. Loafing Shed, Box Stall, Tie Stall, Grain Box, Water Source, Bedding, Manure Disposal, Dangerous Confinement, Hot wires, Vinyl and Pipe Fencing, Healthy Equine, Feed, Supplements, Trace Mineral Salt Block, Corn Oil, Routine Times, Water, Training and Exercise, Walking, Trotting, Turns, Vaccinations, Worming, Cleanliness, Pasture Rotation, Symptoms and Simple Treatments, First Aid Kit, Infectious Diseases, Immunization, Tools, Hoof Care, order of Grooming, Clipping, Bathing, Coats, Vacuuming. Available with English captions.
22 minutes

Episode 02 - Foal Training

Episode 02. Definition of a Mule, Training, Handling, Haltering, Tying, Leading. Available with English captions.
22 minutes

Episode 03 - Foal Training: Showmanship

Episode 03. General Concepts, Grooming, Lead Shank, Showing, Show Patterns, Halter vs. Showmanship, Sportsmanship. Available with English captions.
23 minutes

Episode 04 - Preparing for Performance: Groundwork I

Episode 04. Work Station, Preventing Bad Habits, Ground Training, Training Aids, Sacking Out, Saddling, Routine, Obstacles. Available with English captions.
24 minutes

Episode 05 - Preparing for Performance: Groundwork II

Episode 5. Working Space, Tack and Equipment, Lunging, Mad Jack Hanks, Elbow Pull, Lunge Line, Lunging in Open. Available with English captions.
23 minutes

Episode 06 - Basic Foundation for Saddle I

Episode 06. Different than Horses, Persuasion vs. Force, Round Pen, Arena, Flight or Freeze, Hourglass Pattern, Equipment, Maturity, Farrier, Mad Jack Hanks. Available with English captions.
24 minutes

Episode 07 - Basic Foundation for Saddle II

Episode 07. Work Station, Round Pen, Canter/Bucking, No Assistant, Hourglass, Follow the Leader. Available with English captions.
22 minutes

Episode 08 - Basic Foundation for Saddle III

Episode 08. Different than Horses, Persuasion vs. Force, Sequence, Equipment, Maturity, Techniques, Patterns, Canter, Refining Cues, USDF, Obstacle Course. Available with English captions.
22 minutes

Episode 09 - Intermediate Saddle Training I

Episode 09. Equitation, Draw Reins, Green Equine, Patterns, Obstacles, Dressage Levels, On the Bit, Half Halt, Bending, Long Rein vs. Loose Rein. Available with English captions.
22 minutes

Episode 10 - Intermediate Saddle Training II

Episode 10. Bending, Lateral, Riding Obstacles, Lead Changes, Trail, Showing. Available with English captions.
24 minutes

Episode 11 - Advanced Saddle Training I

Episode 11. Warm-up, Snaffle vs. Curb Bits, Dressage, Ground Lateral Exercises, Counter Canter, Simple Lead Changes. Available with English captions.
23 minutes

Episode 12 - Advanced Saddle Training II

Episode 12. Reining and Western Riding, Equipment, Circles, Speed, Sliding Stops, Backing, Rollbacks, Spins, Flying Lead Changes, Patterns. Available with English captions.
22 minutes

Episode 13 - Jumping

Episode 13. Tack, Clothing, Equitation, Farrier, Clipping, Body Positions, Types of Jumps, Making Standards, Ground Poles, Stretching and Warm-up. Available with English captions.
22 minutes

Episode 14 - Management, Fitting & Grooming: Review

Episode 14. Housing, Feed, Nutrition, Peak Condition, Routine Health Care, Grooming. Available with English captions.
22 minutes

Episode 15 - Management, Fitting & Grooming: Advanced Showmanship

Episode 15. Differences of Longears, Understanding the Mule, Showmanship for Foals, Advanced Showmanship, Patterns. Available with English captions.
24 minutes

Episode 16 - Management, Fitting & Grooming: Showing

Episode 16. Body Clipping, Braiding, Trailer Loading, At the Show, Bishop Mule Days. Available with English captions.
22 minutes

Episode 17 - Keys to Training the Donkey I

Episode 17. Understanding the Donkey, Imprinting, Tying, Leading, Obstacles, Trailer Loading, Showmanship. Available with English captions.
24 minutes

Episode 18 - Keys to Training the Donkey II

Episode 18. Measuring for Athletic Potential, Assessing Trainability, Donkey Jack, Behavior, Characteristics. Available with English captions.
21 minutes

Episode 19 - Keys to Training the Donkey III

Episode 19. Round Pen Training, Moving Away from Pressure, Turns on Forehand and Haunches, Lunging, Mounting. Available with English captions.
23 minutes

Episode 20 - Preparing for Performance: Driving I

Episode 20. Riding vs. Driving, Make Sure You're Both Ready, Fitting Harness, Lunging in Harness, Ground Driving, Carts and Carriages. Available with English captions.
23 minutes

Episode 21 - Preparing for Performance: Driving II

Episode 21. Sacking Out, Ground Driving with PVC Poles, Pulling a Drag, Travois, Driving a Team, Working in Harness, Pulling Competitions. Available with English captions.
23 minutes

Episode 22 - Preparing for Performance: Driving III

Episode 22. Hitching to the Cart, Ground Driving Cart, First Drive, Unhitching, Reinsmanship, Pleasure Driving, Obstacle Driving. Available with English captions.
20 minutes

Episode 23 - Saddle Training the Donkey, Part I

Episode 23. Riding with an Assistant, Verbal and Leg Cues, Ground Drive open, Ride Arena, Obstacle Course, Canter. Available with English captions.
23 minutes

Episode 24 - Saddle Training the Donkey, Part II

Episode 24. Canter Leads, Changing Leads Straight Line, Lateral Moves, Proper Frame, Lengthening, Jumping, Massage. Available with English captions.
23 minutes

Episode 25 - Advanced Jumping

Episode 25. Equipment and Showing, Safety, Riding Positions, Types of Jumps, Gymnastics, Stadium Jumping, Coursework, At the Show. Available with English captions.
24 minutes

Episode 26 - Cross Country Jumping

Episode 26. Safety, Combined Training, Levels, Protective Gear, Rating Speed, Types of Jumps, Warm-up, Walking the Course. Available with English captions.
23 minutes

Episode 27 - Training Mules & Donkeys with Richard Shrake

Episode 27. Meredith Hodges and Richard Shrake discuss the advantages of resistance-free training when dealing with equines. Available with English captions.
22 minutes

Episode 28 - Evaluating Your Equine's Athletic Potential with Richard Shrake

Episode 28. Meredith Hodges and Richard Shrake discuss realistic ways of evaluating and selecting your equine to suit your purpose. Available with English captions.
25 minutes

Episode 29 - Massage for Your Equine

Episode 29. Meredith Hodges and Joanne Lang discuss the benefits of equine massage and how to get the best from your equine. With equine massage and stretch demonstration. Available with English captions.
24 minutes

Episode 30 - Keys to Successful Training: Attitude and Approach

Episode 30. Subtle components of good training that will influence the success of your training program. Available with English captions.
23 minutes

Episode 31 - Keys to Successful Training: Your Working Environment

Episode 31. Importance of setting up the environment and considering safety rules in a way that promotes success. Available with English captions.
22 minutes