The Natural Superiority Of Mules

Author: John Hauer
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1628738847
Size: 76.43 MB
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Mules are hybrids—progenies of male donkeys (jacks) and female horses (mares). Creating a mule is difficult, and baby mules are a bit precocious, but the end result is one of the most fascinating, yet often unappreciated, creatures in the world. In the revised and expanded second edition of The Natural Superiority of Mules, ranch owner and operator John Hauer celebrates these remarkable hybrids through essays, articles, stories, and beautiful, full-color photographs and illustrations. The pieces in this collection draw attention to many of the mule's most impressive characteristics, including its agility, strength, grace, longevity, disposition, conformation, and loyalty. Contributors to this collection range from recognized professionals in the mule community to those members who have recently purchased their first mules. These experts and aficionados include:

Confidence Training For The Western Saddle Mule

Author: Cindy K. Roberts
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781456469177
Size: 77.23 MB
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Proven Techniques For The Trail Riding Mule Retraining Apprehensive & Insecure Mules Becoming The Confident Mule Rider Includes Selecting The Right Tack & More 252 pages of mule training including Training Through Feel Assessing Your Mule's Skill Level Factors Contributing To The Unconfident Mule Physiological Needs - Nutrition Correct Saddle Fit For The Mule & Rider Correct Saddle Pad Fit For The Mule Proper Fit of The Bridle Bits & Their Uses Hackamores & Their Uses Nosebands, Draw Reins, Martingales & Their Uses Leg Wraps & Their Uses Understanding The Mule's Thinking Process How The Reward System Works For The Mule & MORE!

The Mule Companion

Author: Cynthia Attar
Publisher: CCB Publishing
ISBN: 0965177653
Size: 31.80 MB
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This fourth edition of "The Mule Companion" is a comprehensive book on mules with new photos of many real people and mules doing real mule activities. "The Mule Companion" has been called an excellent 'mule primer' for those people just getting into mules. However, the book also hosts an in-depth study of why mules do what they do, their idiosyncrasies, training, and problem solving. Also, the book is rich with 'how to' information on: caring for, breeding for, fitting tack on, buying, and mule activities, past and present.

Book Of Mules

Author: Donna Campbell Smith
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781599217314
Size: 27.73 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Book of Mules is the must-have book for anyone who owns or rides a mule or other equine hybrid, or is otherwise a proud, perhaps even mulish devotee of such creatures in a largely horse-centered world. It is, in short, the ultimate resource on everything anyone would ever want to know about mules. The offspring of a male donkey and female horse, mules are known for their grace, strength, agility, and lovely long ears. With both charm and intelligence, these sure-footed creatures have a long-time association with the American West and a dedicated following that comes as no surprise to those who know them. The Book of Mules addresses their origin and history and breeding, and provides invaluable information on owning, riding, and showing them. It lists events, discusses health care, and provides breeding information as well as a useful glossary, resource list, and bibliography.

Horses Hitches And Rocky Trails

Author: Joe Back
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1628734868
Size: 58.31 MB
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Horses, Hitches, and Rocky Trails is the most complete presentation available of the method of packing for the wilderness. The full treatment is amplified by the brilliant drawings by Joe Back, a most-able artist, as well as a man who knows what he is talking about from personal experience. Black includes step-by-step instructions on not only how to prepare for heading out into the wilderness, but also how to cope with the elements. Some of the lessons taught in this book include: Packing horses Equipment Balancing the load Making camp Getting along in the wilderness Final ties And many more! Horses, Hitches, and Rocky Trails is for both the amateur just learning how to prepare for the wilderness and the professional packer looking for some new tips. With wonderful illustrations, Joe Back makes it easy to be prepared and safe on your travels. So whether this is your first time out or you’re a seasoned veteran, make sure that Horses, Hitches, and Rocky Trails is included with the rest of your packed equipment.

The Book Of Mules

Author: Donna Campbell Smith
Publisher: Lyons Press
ISBN: 9781493022489
Size: 35.98 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The Book of Mules is the must-have book for anyone who owns or rides a mule or other equine hybrid, or is otherwise a proud, perhaps even mulish devotee of such creatures in a largely horse-centered world. It is, in short, the ultimate resource on everything anyone would ever want to know about mules. The offspring of a male donkey and female horse, mules are known for their grace, strength, agility, and lovely long ears. With both charm and intelligence, these sure-footed creatures have a long-time association with the American West and a dedicated following that comes as no surprise to those who know them. The Book of Mules addresses their origin and history and breeding, and provides invaluable information on owning, riding, and showing them. It lists events, discusses health care, and provides breeding information as well as a useful glossary, resource list, and bibliography. Now in paperback!

The Joy Of Keeping Farm Animals

Author: Laura Childs
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 163450125X
Size: 11.87 MB
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A second edition of the beloved guide to farm animals. When the going gets tough, the tough . . . start raising their own food. In the first full-color guide of its kind, author and small farm owner Laura Childs reveals exactly what it takes to start raising your own animals, including chickens, geese, goats, sheep, pigs, and cows. Childs discusses what you can expect to harvest from your animals—from eggs to milk to meat to wool—based on her own real-life experiences. Whether you want to raise a few chickens for eggs alone, try your hand at a few goats with the intention of making your own cheese, or sustain your family and make some extra money from raising cows and selling beef, this is the book for you. Childs explains how to get started and everything you need to know about successfully raising each animal, including: • Comparison of breeds • Designing your farm strategy • Preparing a home for your livestock • What to feed your animals • Animal health • Breeding • Milking, laying eggs, and butchering This invaluable guide is the perfect first book for anyone interested in starting a backyard barnyard or a small farm—or simply dreaming about the idea.

The Grandest Ride

Author: Tom Brownold
Publisher: Rio Nuevo Pub
ISBN: 9781933855431
Size: 48.50 MB
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This beautifully-photographed book offers a glimpse into the world of the Grand Canyon mule - the livery operation at the South rim, the experience of a trail ride with its jaw-dropping scenic views, and the lives of the mules themselves.

Training The Hard To Catch Mule

Author: Cindy K. Roberts
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781508410928
Size: 64.61 MB
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Halter training for the hard to catch mule includes: gentling your mule, teaching your mule to come to you, teaching your mule to lead, retraining older mules to lead, correct use of the lead chain, correcting forward behavior, listen to your mule and catching the older hard to catch mule. Details on a logical approach to connect, form an equine partnership and bond with your mule. Covers how a mule sees, hears, smells, and feels sensations in his world and what drives him to being the cautious animal that he is. Excellent training book for mule handlers wanting to learn the physiological aspects of the mule.

Smuggler S Blues

Author: Richard Stratton
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1628726709
Size: 32.50 MB
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Goodfellas meets Savages meets Catch Me If You Can in this true tale of high-stakes smuggling from pot’s outlaw years. Richard Stratton was the unlikeliest of kingpins. A clean-cut Wellesley boy who entered outlaw culture on a trip to Mexico, he saw his search for a joint morph into a thrill-filled dope run smuggling two kilos across the border in his car door. He became a member of the Hippie Mafia, traveling the world to keep America high, living the underground life while embracing the hippie credo, rejecting hard drugs in favor of marijuana and hashish. With cameos by Whitey Bulger and Norman Mailer, Smuggler’s Blues tells Stratton’s adventure while centering on his last years as he travels from New York to Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley to source and smuggle high-grade hash in the midst of civil war, from the Caribbean to the backwoods of Maine, and from the Chelsea Hotel to the Plaza as his fortunes rise and fall. All the while he is being pursued by his nemesis, a philosophical DEA agent who respects him for his good business practices. A true-crime story that reads like fiction, Smuggler’s Blues is a psychedelic road trip through international drug smuggling, the hippie underground, and the war on weed. As Big Marijuana emerges, it brings to vivid life an important chapter in pot’s cultural history.