Ive always wanted a mule but around here mules are looked down upon, which I don't mind, I like being different, :P but I ride dressage and dressage judges don't even like paints!! Ugh, dressage is such a racist sport, the only real ones excepted are warmbloods, and mainly hanovarians! But once I have a name in dressage and have grown up and own a ranch or barn or something I think I wil definitely have somme warmbloods...but show some mules in dressage too!!!! :P
I had a Mule named Tommy that was rescued right off the truck going to Slaughter. He was the Sweetest darn thing. He had no idea how to do anythign but plow. He was a Quick learner though. With in a month we taught him to lung in the Round Pen, He was WT&C undersaddle. He didnt turn very well he just knew to go straight but he tried. He wanted to make you happy. He was the best to ride Bareback. He was a Big guy. We think a draft Cross he was so darn huge and wide. He was the best I was able to ride him until I was 8 months Pregnant! He would go byt the fence to let me up and when we were done with our walk he went right back and made sure I was off and safe before he moved.
The only problem we had with him was picking up his feet. The Amish had him and they used to Flip him on a board and do all 4 feet at one time. He was doing good with learning to pick up his feet. I sadly had to find him a new home shortly after my son was born. I couldnt afford both. He has a happy new home and is Very loved!