Welcome to the wonderful world of donkeys, mules and more!

LuckyThreeRanch.com is the online home for Meredith Hodges and her champion mules and donkeys, with invaluable resources for trainers and caretakers of all kinds of equines—be they horse, donkey, mule or other equine hybrid.

Meredith's Story

From her beginning as a horse-crazy girl growing up in Northern California, find out how Meredith Hodges found her calling and revolutionized training for mules and donkeys and built Lucky Three Ranch.

History of LTR

What's New: Super Roll

Roll has accomplished a lot since arriving at Lucky Three Ranch five years ago, in desperate need of rehabilitation.

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Equine Welfare in the News

Get the latest news about equine welfare and updates on the issues facing wild horses and burros. Learn about legislation affecting our equines and find ways you can get involved and help the organizations on the front lines of equine rescue.

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Featured Product

This award winning book and DVD collection detailing an athletic conditioning program for both you and your equine. The manual is over 200 pages with color photographs; the DVD has over 2 hours of instruction, interviews from equine-care professionals and special features. Available in English, French, German and Spanish languages.

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New Training Tip: Planning Every Move

By planning every move and being consistent, you can reinforce your equine's good posture—until it's a natural state for them.

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Ask Meredith

For comprehensive explanations of nutrition, general maintenance, behavior, breeding, showing, tack, training and more visit the Ask Meredith page. Search the full archives for answers to reader questions—or ask your own!

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Equine Events

Looking to get involved in the equine community in your area by attending an equine-related event? Check out our regional event calendar!

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For comprehensive explanations of nutrition, general management, behavior, tack, showing, breeding and more, visit the Ask Meredith page. You can read Meredith’s detailed answers to readers questions and you can ask one of your own.  Need some information before purchasing a mule or donkey? You’ll find lots of information to help you be a smart buyer. Get all the latest news and information on equine career opportunities, training, breeding, showing, recreation and much more. Visit our Training Section for short training tips or rent full length training shows. We even have a children’s site that lets kids of all ages play while learning about equines.

Whether you are trying to find training that is safe, humane and successful, or just looking to explore the world of equines—we’ve got you covered. This website is a place where the entire equine community can come together; to share and learn from each other…and have a lot of fun in the process!

Best Wishes & Happy Trails!

Meredith Hodges



Meredith Hodges is a judge, Animal Inspector and Representative of the American Donkey & Mule Society.