Clinics Offered

Tim Doud offers clinics for all levels of riders. Tim specializes in Trail Riding, Horsemanship and Western disciplines clinics. Please see clinic options below.

Clinics are intended to help participants create a positive relationship with their equine and learn new exercises to problem solve and progress with their mules. Clinics are not meant to solve a problem in 3 or 5 days, but again to help the rider communicate more effectively and be well on the way to being able to solve the problem at home.

Tim will work both one-on-one with clinic participants as well as give specific group exercises. All clinics will be taylored to the level of the participants. Content will depend on the type of clinic being given. Tim is willing to work with any level rider.

In all clinics, participants will learn “Give to the Bit”, how to keep their mule focused and learn how to communicate consistently and safely. Overall, participants gain an improved understanding of their mule and will be able to use what they’ve learned on a continuing basis.


2-Day, 3-Day and 5-Day Clinics

Each clinic listed below is offered in a 2-Day, 3 Day or 5-Day format. 2-Day Clinics will be held Saturday and Sunday. 3 Day Clinics will be held Friday night, Saturday and Sunday. 5-Day Clinics will be held Monday thru Friday. Clinics will begin at 9AM and conclude at 4:30PM. A one-hour break will be held each clinic day from 12noon to 1PM.

2-Day Clinic cost – $400

3-Day Clinic cost – $500

5-Day Clinic cost – $800

Cost is per participant. One mule per participant. The clinics Tim offers will differ slightly based on the needs of the participants and their experience level.

Daily Private Instruction

Daily private training is available at $500.00 per day. Tim will work with you and your mule for 5 hours each day – 9 AM to 11:30 am and 1 PM to 3:30 PM. Tim will cover topics for your choice and will introduce exercises that will help you achieve your goals. You choose the number of days to train with Tim.

One problem mule owners have, is not knowing what to do with their mule. Tim teaches you to teach your mule, so you will be able to train your own mule. Private lessons are held at Tim’s ranch in Cody, WY, your ranch or place of choice.

The Daily Private Instruction is Tim’s Most Popular Training Program.

Phone Consultations

Tim’s extensive knowledge and training experience with mules and donkeys is now available through a Phone Consultation Mule and donkey owners may have questions about training or training problems that can be easily resolved by Tim with a Phone Consultation.

You can purchase 30 mins or more of one-on-one phone time with Tim. The process is easy.

Step #1. Send Tim an email with your training question or problem.

Step #2. Purchase Phone Consultation time below.

Step #3. you will be contacted by email to set up a time for your one on- one Phone Consultation with Tim.

Sometimes Tim will reference one of his training articles on this web site. If you have internet access during the Phone Consultation, it is helpful but not required. Phone consultations are $40.00 for a 30 minute consultation or $75.00 for an one hour consultation.


Trail-Mule Clinics

Teaching the mule and rider to stay relaxed and maintain focus in a trail situation. Learning hip and shoulder control, learning to face spooky objects and work through your mule’s fear. Crossing water, crossing bridges and other “spooky” objects. Learning speed control to ease a jigging or buddy sour mule.

Weather and facility pending, participants will also have the opportunity to take a 1/2 day trail ride with Tim to practice the exercises they have learned during the clinic.

It is a great opportunity to use what you’ve learned on the trail and have Tim help you in a real “trail” situation.

Mulemanship Clinics for Men and Women

Focus on giving each mule/rider pair the foundation to have a positive relationship. Learn how to better communicate with your mule by breaking down your training into small steps your mule will fully understand.

Tim will cover, Hip and Shoulder Control, Giving To The Bit and the Calm-Down Cue. You will gain the tools needed to keep your mule focused in any environment. You will also learn when and how to “Raise Your Expectations” of your mule.

This clinic will also be tailored to each individual participant. The advancement of the clinic depends on the level of riders participating. Tim will also spend one afternoon of the clinic answering questions about concerns participants may have while training their mule.