A couple who attended our May 2019 Donkey Education Day event asked for help with two recently acquired mini mules, one of whom is a handsome boy named Vanilla. Vanilla was a frightened, unhandled, 2 year old pony mule who also still needed to be gelded. Although he was a handful, he is bright, curious and brave.  After being gelded and many months of consistent, rewards-based, positive reinforcement training, he has made huge progress. He loves people now! In September 2020, Vanilla eagerly participated in a trail challenge course at the Double C Farm in Clarksburg, MD. He loves to work and train, and we are super proud of this young mule and his willingness to learn and trust.