I bought this mule as a yearling and showed her at Halter her 1-2yr old years. She made 4th overall for the year-end 2yr old at Halter. Icing even placed 1st out of 15 mules in a Traveling Qualities Class in 05′ at Bishop Mule Days! I lightly started her her 3-4 yr old year and just not had much time since. We pulled her from pasture this year and started riding her again. She is AWESOME! She remembers everything, but has now matured and is happy to be back to work. She is good about everything on the ground…feet, clippers, trailer, etc. She is even trained to lay down on cue and lunges like a horse! Icing is good on trail and has had good arena training. She is solid Walk-trot and learning her leads, currently schooling W/J Cowboy Dressage. Rides in a Hackamore or snaffle, does trail obstacles and really just wants to be your best friend. You will never find another mule this fancy AND friendly! Her sire is a proven Jack, Cowboy’s Picasso and her Dam is a proven Halter few-spot Appaloosa Mare. This particular pairing has produced MANY nice colored mules. I believe Icing is the first Mule from this cross. She is a great size at 14.3 hands and about 900lbs. I am hoping to find her a Mule Savvy home with someone that would like to do a little showing and tons of riding/camping! I simply do not have time to ride all of mine and do not do enough with mules these days to justify keeping her to myself. In training until sold.
There are a lot of good tips and training techniques in this website. But please remember that you are always the best judge of the capabilities of both you and your horse and must take responsibility for any results you and your horse find. Never try anything that you aren't confident that you and your horse can handle.
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