For his story, I found out about him through a friend. She has rescued three colts in the process of moving. A big thing to take on in itself, she couldn't afford him anymore so he ended up with me! (: As to before her though, he was found in a bad breeding situation. Which could explain how he became or was born a mule. He was kept on a farm with stallions, donkeys, mares and anything in between. The lady basically ran a "horse mill" that's the only way to describe it. Someone finally kept reporting them and all the animals were rescued and auctioned. When it was said and done, there were 43 colts, 21 mares 13 of which were pregnant, 7 stallions and I'm not sure of the rest! Breeding was allowed uncontrolled and and conditions were disgusting! We have NO idea of who his parents actually were we can only guess. He's a good healthy weight now, and I'm so glad he's mine. (:
Thank you for the input, after looking up some more pictures and reading up on them. I'm pretty sure he is, but I'll still love him just the same! Also, with the grulla trait I was thinking he may have it, in the pictures you can't really tell (sorry, bad quality) but he has some leg barring and a dorsal stripe. That could be a mule trait or grulla, he also has the "mousy" appearance if you're actually looking at him. He looks brown, but up close and in the sun it's very different. I got a few more pictures of his front and back legs, the side and his head. He was so excited to be out he wouldn't stay still! And he's very dirty, we haven't had a chance to bathe him! It's been raining constantly until today. (:
This is his head, obviously. The last people who had him had a halter for him about three sizes too small! ): So I only put a halter on him when we're outside of the corral or paddock.
Back legs, two white hoofs.
Front legs, two white hoofs.