What is a 

Gaited Mule?

A gaited mule is any mule that

has a smooth gait other than a

walk, and one which is distinct

from a trot. Some gaits are 

single-foot, fox-trot, rack,

running walk, stepping pace,

paso fino, and other smooth gaits.

Whatever the gait may be called, its primary virtue is smoothness.  The gaited mule (or horse, for that matter) can be ridden farther without discomfort from the bouncing one experiences at a trot, and at a more manageable pace than a canter.  A gaited mule is great for trail riding.




What is the American Gaited Mule Association?

The American Gaited Mule Association  is a group of people who have gotten together to:

  • Promote the joy of owning and riding gaited mules
  • Sponsor shows or classes within those shows
  • Form a registry of gaited mules, jacks, jennets, and mares
  • ​Train and supply judges for gaited mule shows
  • Interact with other horse and mule organizations and enthusiasts
  • Educate the public on the virtues of gaited mules

The not-for-profit organization was founded in 1994. Gaited mules, mares, jacks and jennets may be registered. ​It's easy to join AGMA. Simply print and complete the membership form, checking the level that fits you best. Membership levels include Founding Charter, Family and Single.  Find out more in FORMS & RULES.

American Gaited Mule Association

It's Show Season!

Show season starts soon and, boy, we can hardly wait! Read Keith Holley's newsletter on the News page to find out more.

April 2 - 8:  Mule Day, Columbia, TN

May 12:  Middle Tennessee Mule Skinners Mule Show, Woodbury, TN

July 11 - 14:  27th Great Celebration Mule and Donkey Show,

                      Shelbyville, TN

July 11:  AGMA Youth Show at the Great Celebration

August 11:  Missouri State Mule Show, Sedalia, MO

August 24:  3rd Annual AGMA Tennessee State Championship Gaited

                     Mule Show, Lebanon, TN

September 8:  ​1st AGMA Gaited Mule Show, Nashville, Tennessee State

                          Fair Show