What are your opinions on mules as opposed to horses? I've heard that mules are cheaper and easier to care for than horses, but are harder to train because of their intelligence, and also less forgiving than horses. Some of the pros I've heard about mules makes me wonder why horses are so much more popular, but there must be a reason (besides horses being 'prettier' than mules). Does anyone have any experience with mules?
Thanks!! Just curious.
(Truthfully with the state of the economy, and the profession I've chosen, I don't foresee myself ever becoming very wealthy, yet I still eventually want to have horses. I know this shouldn't be a reason to choose any animal over another one, but I was just wondering if that might be a good alternative to think about. Of course I can't tell my own future--something I do may take off and money may not be an issue for me, but I doubt it. However I don't want to give up on my dream of owning some kind of equine.)