Originally Posted by HorsePride
No, I actually rode a Mule once, but they are very cranky and don't usually do what your told. Apparently all Mules are like that... Pity, they would be good if it wasn't for there crankiness streak! Plus, they are only basically used for pack trips.
I definitely wouldn't go as far as to say that.
I've ridden lots of mules (just not in endurance) and they are GREAT. Best "horses" I've ever ridden. They get sour because, I hate to say it, most people don't have any idea how to train them. They use them like horses, which you can't do. And they defiantly aren't just for pack trips.
Oh, and I've been on a few competitive trail rides. Actually, I saw a lot of morgans there. (Well, not a lot... four or five...) And they did really great. I don't know if that has anything to do with endurance potential though.