I told him that I too have an ATV, I have the “Original ATV”. Therefore, I could go to many more places than he could on his noisy Polaris ATV.
I looked and saw that he had his riffle pointed in the direction of the meadow, then BOOM! The elk came in looking for the herd bull and gave Mark a perfect broad-side shot.
Nick taught him the art of braiding rawhide, but most importantly he saw a need to pass along a few tips he had learned all those years ago halter breaking wild horses in Canada.
I’ve heard several experienced trainers use the term, “less is more”. I have found this to be true on so many occasions. Donkeys work well with a light touch. A light touch is more effective than excessive force because donkeys brace against pressure.
With so many people coming into the mule and donkey community there seems to be a huge lack of knowledge. Facebook is NOT the best place to find out about proper donkey or mulemanship.