I feel your pain about the mule, I used to own a sweet little gaited mule, and when I'd show up to a roping or trail ride people would think it was open season , til she oputworked everyone of their durned horses.
My biggest pet peeve, is one we are living thru right now. Some do-gooder tree hugger decided to call animal control because our horses didn't have hay in the pasture. Our horse are all fed in their run in, and that's where the hay is. Now mind your own danged bidness.