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post #1 of 19 Old 10-25-2010, 01:40 AM Thread Starter
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Talking Jumping mules!!!

http://www.sowhatchetmulefarminc.com...yboy/jump1.jpg

If that picture doesn't come up, go to the link!

Has anyone have any experience with mules in english disciplines? I don't know much about mules in general, but I saw the cutest one for sale... so then I started googling
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post #2 of 19 Old 10-25-2010, 01:45 AM
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I have no experience with jumping mules, but I have heard it said that mules are tremendous jumpers and have been known to jump out of their stalls, from a dead standstill!
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post #3 of 19 Old 10-25-2010, 01:47 AM
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go for it!
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post #4 of 19 Old 10-25-2010, 03:45 PM
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They have a whole series of shows for Dressage Mules so they can definetly do English

Myth= Free/Cheap horses are expensive.
Indy was $150 we keep her in a pasture with a shed for free and she is brushed and fussed over dailey. Other then deworming and feet trimming she isn't costing us anything.
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post #5 of 19 Old 10-25-2010, 03:58 PM
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Mules can do everything a horse can do, plus more. The same mule that jumps may also drive, do Western events, be a family's quiet babysitter, etc. They are the most versatile equines on earth. There's nothing they can't do!
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post #6 of 19 Old 10-25-2010, 04:10 PM
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There's nothing they can't do!
There are plenty of things mules can't do. Not every horse is suited to every discipline, and that holds true for mules as well.

I adore mules. At some point I'd love to have a riding mule. Preferably a spotted one, although color is always the last thing I look for when I'm selecting for suitability.
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post #7 of 19 Old 10-25-2010, 04:13 PM
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^^^

I didn't say every mule can do everything. It was a general statement.
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post #8 of 19 Old 10-26-2010, 11:01 AM
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From what I understand Mules are fantastic jumpers. You should check out mule jumping on youtube. They have these competitions (called coon jumping I think?) where they will jump four foot jumps from a stand still!

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post #9 of 19 Old 10-28-2010, 05:49 PM
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I would love to have a mule one day it is one of my life long equine ambitions.

Myth= Free/Cheap horses are expensive.
Indy was $150 we keep her in a pasture with a shed for free and she is brushed and fussed over dailey. Other then deworming and feet trimming she isn't costing us anything.
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post #10 of 19 Old 10-28-2010, 06:03 PM
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I have ridden/helped train a draft mule but my main experience with them is as driving teams. They do make wonderful mounts and are very sensible but I personally prefer horses. For some reason, I just can't understand how a mule thinks. And yes, they can jump, very well, very high, and from the most unusual positions LOL.

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