The Natural Superiority of Mules

Author: John Hauer
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9781628738841
Release Date: 2014-01-07
Genre: Nature

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: 1456469177
Release Date: 2011-01-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

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: 9780965177658
Release Date: 2009-10
Genre: Nature

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.

The Book of Mules

Author: Donna Campbell Smith
Publisher: Lyons Press
ISBN: 1493022482
Release Date: 2016-04-01
Genre: Pets

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!

Horses Hitches and Rocky Trails

Author: Joe Back
Publisher: Big Earth Publishing
ISBN: 1555661416
Release Date: 1959
Genre: Fiction

Horses, Hitches and Rocky Trails is often referred to as the packer's bible. Written in the language of the West, it is a complete and often humorous presentation of the method of packing horses into the wilderness. Amplified by the brilliant drawings of artist Joe Back, the book is for both the amateur and professional packer.

The Grandest Ride

Author: Tom Brownold
Publisher: Rio Nuevo Pub
ISBN: 1933855436
Release Date: 2010
Genre: History

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.

The Joy of Keeping Farm Animals

Author: Laura Childs
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9781634501255
Release Date: 2015-04-14
Genre: Pets

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.

Training the Hard To Catch Mule

Author: Cindy K. Roberts
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1508410925
Release Date: 2015-02-08
Genre: Pets

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: 9781628726701
Release Date: 2016-04-05
Genre: True Crime

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.

Cow Talk

Author: John Moran
ISBN: 9781486301621
Release Date: 2015-02-03
Genre: Business & Economics

The aim of this manual is to improve the welfare of dairy cattle in tropical developing countries, and by doing so, optimise cow and herd performance. It gives the stockmen and farmers directly concerned with the cattle a better understanding of animal behaviour and the ways cattle communicate their comfort or distress. The book discusses normal cattle behaviour and shows how domestication and breeding can affect behaviour to achieve high levels of production of milk, live weight gain and fertility. Animal welfare is important for producers because it can affect the health, production and contentment of cows. Animal welfare practices which adversely affect cow and herd performance on tropical small holder dairy farms are identified. Advice is then given to change the animal's environment or modify a handler's technique to ensure cattle have the degree of comfort needed to achieve more profitable and sustainable systems of livestock farming. Cow Talk will be a beneficial resource for farmers who want to improve animal welfare, farm advisers who can assist farmers to improve their welfare practices, educators who develop training programs for farmers and dairy advisers, and other stakeholders in tropical dairy production such as local agribusiness, policy makers and research scientists.

Shakespeare s Hamlet bound with The Problem of Hamlet

Author: A. Clutton-Brock
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317814467
Release Date: 2014-02-03
Genre: Literary Criticism

This volume combines two classic works on Hamlet, first published in 1919 and 1922. The first book's original description says that it contains a theory which attempts to explain an everlasting problem - it insists that Hamlet is neither a failure not an accident, but a very great work of art. In a final chapter, the play is examined as an aesthetic document. It is a profoundly interesting and not unprovocative work. The second book reviews and attempts to resolve the most interesting debate of any Shakespeare play and presents proper method for investigating the genesis of the plays in this way.


Author: Laura Hillenbrand
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
ISBN: 9780812974492
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Relates the story of a U.S. airman who survived when his bomber crashed into the sea during World War II, spent forty-seven days adrift in the ocean before being rescued by the Japanese Navy, and was held as a prisoner until the end of the war.

Training Mules and Donkeys

Author: Meredith Hodges
Publisher: Alpine Publications Incorporated
ISBN: 0931866588
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles

Considered the first COMPLETE book on training mules, this is a 'no-resistance' training manual covering simple psychology and training techniques to help the trainer toward a more enjoyable and rewarding experience with their longears.

The Mule Behavior Problem Solver

Author: Cindy K. Roberts
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1481295020
Release Date: 2014-02-03
Genre: Pets

Meredith Hodges, Steve Edwards, Tim Doud, Red & Julie Wycoff, Chris & Kelli French, Cindy K. Roberts discuss behavior issues. Over 60 behavior issues are addressed and how to retrain the mule to be safe and confident in his work. Complete information from professional mule trainers that address vices or undesirable habits developed in the mule due to ineffective or poor training. A thorough account on mule behavior, proper saddle fit and bridle fit, selecting bits, appropriate tack and more. 270 pages, full color 8 1/2 x 11. Excellent resource for the equine library.