American Gaited Mule Association

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

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The not-for-profit organization was founded in 1994. Gaited mules, mares, jacks and jennets may be registered. ​It's easy to join AGMA; 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.​​

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. Gaits include single-foot, fox-trot, rack, running walk, stepping pace, ​and paso fino, among others.


Whatever the gait may be called, its primary virtue is smoothness. A
 gaited mule (or horse) can be ridden farther without discomfort from bouncing while trotting, and at a more manageable pace than a canter. A gaited mule is great for trail riding, also.​​