why do people stereotype mules so much??? - Page 2 - The Horse Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 33 Old 04-08-2009, 04:11 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: At my house, or stable, duh!(Michigan)
Posts: 2,479
• Horses: 3
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.
morganshow11 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 33 Old 04-14-2009, 11:02 AM
Foal
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Spokane, WA area
Posts: 38
• Horses: 5
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.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Sawbuck.JPG (38.0 KB, 147 views)

"My life is full of adventure, romance, excitement and dustballs the size of cattle!
Website Blog
kaylodahl is offline  
post #13 of 33 Old 04-14-2009, 11:14 AM
Banned
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Melbourne, Australia.
Posts: 112
• Horses: 1
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.
trashcore is offline  
post #14 of 33 Old 04-14-2009, 12:25 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Spokane, WA area
Posts: 38
• Horses: 5
They are very easy keepers. And they have awesome hooves.. very strong.

"My life is full of adventure, romance, excitement and dustballs the size of cattle!
Website Blog
kaylodahl is offline  
post #15 of 33 Old 04-14-2009, 12:29 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Melbourne, Australia.
Posts: 112
• Horses: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by kaylodahl View Post
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?
:P

Thanks.
trashcore is offline  
post #16 of 33 Old 08-11-2009, 11:51 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: West Central Wisconsin
Posts: 176
• Horses: 2
I would love to own a mule someday.
Deej is offline  
post #17 of 33 Old 08-12-2009, 12:56 AM
Foal
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Spokane, WA area
Posts: 38
• Horses: 5
I think you should!!

"My life is full of adventure, romance, excitement and dustballs the size of cattle!
Website Blog
kaylodahl is offline  
post #18 of 33 Old 08-12-2009, 09:46 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Brokenheartsville, just north of Styxtown :)
Posts: 2,577
• Horses: 1
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 :]

Most people are like Slinkies; they serve no real purpose, but they bring a smile to your face when you push them down the stairs.
When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on for dear life.
Sunny06 is offline  
post #19 of 33 Old 08-12-2009, 11:31 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Higgins, TX. YeeHaw!!
Posts: 22,201
• Horses: 24
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.




Always remember that feeling of looking at a big, open country over the ears of a good horse, seeing a new trail unwind ahead of you, and that ever-spectacular view from the top of the ridge!!! Follow my training blog: http://robertsontraining.blogspot.com/
smrobs is offline  
post #20 of 33 Old 08-13-2009, 10:10 AM
Foal
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Spokane, WA area
Posts: 38
• Horses: 5
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.

"My life is full of adventure, romance, excitement and dustballs the size of cattle!
Website Blog
kaylodahl is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
BtB on Mules Sara Horse Breeds 9 08-27-2008 03:46 AM
Mules geewillikers Horse Breeds 10 08-10-2008 05:57 PM
All About Mules!! mlkarel2010 Horse Breeds 6 04-11-2008 11:48 PM
Mules.... Jr_lover Horse Breeds 16 01-23-2008 09:56 PM
Mules... Jr_lover Horse Breeds 15 04-24-2007 09:51 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome