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why do people stereotype mules so much???

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    04-08-2009, 04:11 PM
I want a browd mule sooooo bad! They are just as good as horses. I have heard that they are best at trail, and parade.
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    04-14-2009, 11:02 AM
Our little, old, gaited mule's name is Sawbuck

We have an adorable little mule. He is 30 years old and we have had him since he was eight. Was too little to keep up with the big boys.

There isn't a mean bone in him. I've ridden him a lot but the most memorable time was five hours, bareback in the mountains with friends. He was a champ! They are smart and cautious.

Our granddaughter has been riding him since she was six and at nine, now, she still rides him.

He is going blind with cataracts in his right eye and really depends on you to be a good leader for him.

What a joy it is to turn him out and watch him do his gaited trot and, sometimes, even canter, and kick out, then go to his favorite spot to roll.
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    04-14-2009, 11:14 AM
Are mules cheaper to keep than horses?
I've heard they don't need anywhere near as much feed, but I do imagine they would still need some.... Hmm.

I'd really like to know, I reckon it would be so rewarding to own a mule.
    04-14-2009, 12:25 PM
They are very easy keepers. And they have awesome hooves.. very strong.
    04-14-2009, 12:29 PM
Originally Posted by kaylodahl    
They are very easy keepers. And they have awesome hooves.. very strong.
Do they eat a lot?
I know it would obviously depend on the size, holding weight and well heaps of things!
But rough idea?

    08-11-2009, 11:51 PM
I would love to own a mule someday.
    08-12-2009, 12:56 AM
I think you should!!
    08-12-2009, 09:46 PM
Green Broke
I've never heard of a mule stereotype, except for the ears, and that's sort of the truth o_O I love 'em though :]
    08-12-2009, 11:31 PM
Around here, I never see a mule under saddle because all the "cowboys" think they are stupid. How little the cowboys know. Mules seem stubborn/stupid because they are actually smarter than horses and you really have to earn their trust and work WITH them on their level. They will not allow you to bring them down to your level. LOL. I have been around mules all my life but only ridden one, he was incredible. Big and strong, but so soft. He was sold to a woman who wanted a saddle mule. Originally, she wanted a QH mule but saw Pete and fell completely in love........... couldn't blame her, he was a big sweetie.

    08-13-2009, 10:10 AM
Oh my. He is big!! And looks like a pure joy to ride. Our little guy happens to be gaited which makes him fun even in a trot. For a lark one time, I rode him in Pole Bending. He took second but perhaps it was because all the other horses had that "what is that" look on their minds.. (get 'em every time!!) Too fun.

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