This is the city slicker (sometimes horseback rider who took 'Horsemanship' in college many moons ago) who comes here for help with facts about horses etc. for her historical novel, On the Edge of Sunrise (which just got picked up by an English publisher-yea!). I am now working on the mystery sequel set in late Ancient Rome and Gaul. So, there is a lot of horseback riding and travel.
My question today is about mules. In my story, there is a servant who is approaching an inn on a mule (he fell behind his master's traveling party to do something and now he is rejoining them).
I want to signal his approach and I don't know how to say in words the mule making a neigh sound. It can't be 'Hee-haw' ...the mule hee-hawed... ? Also, I want the mule to trot-- Is this correct? Do mules trot like horses? How do they move faster than a walk?
Please remember I'm a city girl, especially if these questions sound real dumb. LOL