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post #21 of 35 Old 01-17-2009, 07:16 AM
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Let me see if I can find those pics. Apparently mules make great jumpers!

**edit** found some!

The first 2 are of jumping mules and the last one is a dressage mule (who knew!).

Im kinda curious about what the guy in the first picture was going to do to control that donkey after it landed
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post #22 of 35 Old 01-17-2009, 12:03 PM
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My BO and his uncle love mules so I have gotten the chance to work with some. When I was 10 they had a shire mule. I loved him to death! I went to the barn one day and the BO has always told me i could ride any of the horses if I wanted (hes like my grandpa, I have been at that barn sence i was 4) So I saw this mule and I went up to him while he was eating grass and broght him to the barn. One of the people helped me out because he was just to tall! And I jumped on him and rode around the barn. The BO got there and started laughing. He told me and my sister that he has never had anyone on his back before he never even and a saddle on!! He bought him for driving and that was it. By this time I have been riding for 30-40 min. He never once tried anything with me on his back! Still doesnt! My BO still has him and wont let anyone but me ride him!! I wish I could get him but the BO is so fond of him.
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post #23 of 35 Old 01-17-2009, 12:18 PM
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Oh DUH! (banging my head with my fist) -- yes, of course. I was getting Mules confuzzled with Donkeys! A Mammoth Jack is a Big Donkey and, therefore, has good juice!

Sorry Vidaloco!

And what a cute, cute photo!
No problem It made me go "Huh?" though


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post #24 of 35 Old 01-17-2009, 02:14 PM
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For any of you in the area, Tennessee has anual Mule Days, driving, riding and anything else donkey, and mule related. I've see these guys there and people love them. Looking up an event like that may be a great source of info. Hope that helps

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post #25 of 35 Old 01-17-2009, 04:48 PM
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For any of you in the area, Tennessee has anual Mule Days, driving, riding and anything else donkey, and mule related. I've see these guys there and people love them. Looking up an event like that may be a great source of info. Hope that helps
I know!!! Its so funny to see! Have you been to the mule races in...Pikeville I think...Its so funny to watch the gaited ones
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post #26 of 35 Old 01-18-2009, 12:50 AM
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If anyone has a mule that they would like to donate to me I promise to take good care of it! I just really really want a mule! Joe needs a big ear to teach him some manners! And to be his body guard since joe is scared of everything!

The rider casts her heart over the fence, the horse jumps in pursuit of it.
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post #27 of 35 Old 01-18-2009, 01:01 AM
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No problem It made me go "Huh?" though
I was just checkin' to see if y'all were paying attention!
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post #28 of 35 Old 01-20-2009, 10:28 AM Thread Starter
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A cool little but of info I got from the ADMS.

There is one particular aspect where the mule actually outshines the horse, and that is high-jumping. Mules have a particular sport all their own called the Coon Hunter's Jump. It stems from the raccoon hunter moving his saddle and pack mules through the woods. Wooden or stone fences could be taken down, but wire ones could not. The hunter would flag the fence with his coat or a blanket, and jump his string of pack mules over one by one. In the showring, mules jump a single rail standard to increasing heights. The last clean jump is the winner. Mules only 50 inches tall at the withers have been known to clear jumps of up to 72 inches. These jumps are not from a galloping approach, like Puissance, but from a standing start inside a marked area. Truly a remarkable feat.
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post #29 of 35 Old 01-21-2009, 09:03 PM Thread Starter
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OMG! Haha I soo want to be able to do this one day with my mule. How adorable! =D
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post #30 of 35 Old 01-21-2009, 09:16 PM Thread Starter
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LMFAO You cant help but laugh when you hear them

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