Mules and donkeys have a way of bringing folks together no matter where you are from. Here are our friends from Criadero Villa Luz in Colombia riding in the Cabalgata feria de las flores parade on their lovely Paso Fino mules, with friends from the British Mule Society. There were 8,333 horses and 1,600 mules [...]
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We are very excited to announce that our gorgeous revised edition of Training Mules & Donkeys has won the GOLD medal in the Pets & Animals category of the Independent Publisher Book Awards. We’re very proud of the work we’ve done on the book, and it’s great to see it being recognized. Many congratulations to [...]
This story comes from our friend, Luzma Osorio, of Criadero Villa Luz in Colombia. You may remember her previous posts about the mule mother on their ranch!
Very little has been written about Hinnies–most of the time it is unfavourable comments and myths due to lack of knowledge about them. Until now, very few people [...]
An article in the U.K.’s Daily Mail reports that one-third of recreational riders are too obese for their equines, putting the animals at risk for health problems including lameness and back pain, citing a study from the Journal of Veterinary Behavior.
This is a big issue for equine health, as an equine expected to carry a [...]
We love seeing people with great relationships with their equines, and here’s a thrilling example of what training and teamwork can really accomplish. Ray Woodside and his mule, Willie, made a great showing in the Extreme Cowboy Race at the Washington State Horse Expo–check out the video below, and thanks to Jehnet for passing it [...]
To the untrained eye, “Caramelo’s” performance might seem quite amazing! However, to those of us who know the elements of dressage training, it is evident that this jack is not doing all these amazing movements correctly. The saddle has not been placed properly over his center of balance, so the rider is putting undue stress [...]
With heavy hearts, we at Lucky Three Ranch say goodbye to our good friend, Cliff Uber. Cliff was an inspiration to everyone who knew him. His grace, courage and sense of humor will be missed.
A selection of the official statement from Hearts and Horses is below:
It is with an incredibly heavy heart that we announce [...]
Cliff Uber has been recognized as the 2012 PATH Intl. Independent Adult Equestrian award winner! He will be honored as a special guest at the PATH Intl. Awards Banquet held at the 2012 PATH Intl. Conference & Annual Meeting on November 2, 2012 in Bellevue, WA. Thanks to Purina Mills for providing travel schloarships for [...]
As a proud representative of the American Donkey and Mule Society, Lucky Three Ranch is deeply saddened to say goodbye to our close friend, and co-founder of ADMS, Betsy Hutchins. She was one of a kind and shared our love for longears. We will miss her very much.
Statement from the ADMS:
It is with great [...]
Are you headed to Bishop, California, for the annual Bishop Mule Days celebration? We are, too! Meredith, illustrator Bonnie Shields, and of course, fun-loving Jasper the Mule, will be making appearances all weekend long.
Check out this video to see a preview of what’s in store!
Lucky Three Ranch has partnered with Lefthand Graphics to create a public awareness campaign about the importance of equine welfare. And now we want YOU to help!
We have three amazing posters–and it’s up to you to choose which one will be the featured image in the campaign, which we hope to reach out to equine [...]
It was one of our most frequently received questions… but today, we are very proud to announce that Meredith Hodges and her magnificent mules are officially making their return to television!
Starting April 7 on Rural TV (Dishnet channel 232), you’ll be able to catch classic episodes of the much-loved documentary show, Those Magnificent Mules on [...]
We are pleased to announce that two episodes from our Jasper series—Jasper: A Precious Valentine and Jasper: A Turkey Tale—have each won a bronze Telly Award this year!
The Telly Award statuette is produced by the company that makes the Oscar and Emmy awards. They receive over 13,000 entries annually from some of the finest [...]
Remember Chuchureña, the mule who gave birth to a healthy baby mule last September? Our friend Luzma Osorio sent us this update from Colombia, on the mule mama and her daughter, “La Bien Querida”:
I took some new pictures of the mule and her offspring last week, the baby is now three months old and she [...]
After a week of nominations, tabulations and excitations, we are very pleased to announce the winners of our book giveaway contest! The top 5 charities, which will each receive 10 sets of Training Without Resistance and Equine Management and Donkey Training are:
Sunkissed Acres Horse Rescue, in Summerville, GA
Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue, with locations across the [...]
Now that our brand new editions of Training Without Resistance and Equine Management and Donkey Training have hit the stores, we are clearing out our stock of the previous versions–and we need your help!
Do you know of a nonprofit equine rescue or shelter that could use some additional resources in their library? Or maybe a [...]
We are proud to announce that the brand new, updated versions of Meredith’s popular Training Without Resistance manuals are now available—in FOUR languages!
These gorgeous editions have full-color photographs, sturdy perfect binding, and have been entirely revised with Meredith’s consistent, reliable, and easy-to-read information on training and caring for mules, donkeys or horses. As before, these [...]
An excerpt of an amazing story from a friend of Lucky Three Ranch, Luzma Osorio, on the birth of a new mule in Colombia–and her mule mother!
They say mules cannot give birth and are hostile to foals, but the mule Chucurena has proved completely the opposite. On 25 September 2011, she gave birth to a [...]
Today we had a crazy adventure when we got to go the hay field with Meredith. It was a pretty nice day, but then we came across a raging river. Augie was a little scared to cross it but Meredith was patient. I went first and after Augie got himself together and made it across, [...]