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post #21 of 30 Old 01-02-2014, 04:56 PM
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gdolapp--I love him .___. So handsome!

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post #22 of 30 Old 01-02-2014, 11:38 PM
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Thank you. He was rescued out of an auction in August of 2012. When I say rescued I mean rescued. He was a couple hundred pounds under weight and the guy that took him to the sale told the lady that bought him that he should've just left him home in the back 40 for coyote meat.
In Feb. 2013 The gal that had gotten him fell on hard times and asked a friend of hers to help rehome him. I fell in love with him the second I saw his picture. I had lost my horse in Feb of 2012 and really hadn't looked to much for anything. But Moose just jumped off the computer screen right at me. Things didn't work out on my end for me to get him in Feb. So she placed him with someone else. When she found out they weren't paying attention to him she went back and got him. She then posted him again. I had looked at a molly mule about a week before his second posting came up. I actually was going to call the guy and take the molly but for some reason I got on FB instead and there he was. 48 hours later he was in my pasture. He brought the spark back out in me. The horse I lost was my "Heart Horse". But ol Moose has been just a blast. I am so happy things worked out the way they did.
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post #23 of 30 Old 01-10-2014, 03:56 PM
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Today we finally had a nice enough day to take the blankets off! So I had to get a current pic of Rocco. He's now 4 1/2 months old.


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post #24 of 30 Old 01-10-2014, 04:35 PM
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I was lucky to have been able to ride with a woman who worked free range cattle around Crested Butte Colorado. She mostly rode mules as horses just couldn't keep up with the miles and miles she covered every day. She also had some of the best trained heelers who helped in the work. She often covered 30 miles in a day.

She would say that it took several more years to adequately train a mule, but then they were good forever. I know I had trouble keeping up with her. She covered those miles at a brisk trot.

Her name was Barbara East and she is a fantastic artist who does her painting on cigarette rolling papers!

http://www.barbaraeast.com/73259/bio/
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post #25 of 30 Old 01-10-2014, 05:06 PM
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I have a friend who has mules. I have always wanted one because they are so sure footed on the trails and they are just way to darn cute. My friends mules, if you lay a blanket across their pasture fence, they will jump right out with no struggle at all, and that fence is at least 5ft. They are amazing creatures for sure!

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post #27 of 30 Old 01-12-2014, 02:15 AM
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I love all theese pictures. After my accident (broken back in fall of 07) I got back on my horse 7 months later. People asked me how I could get back on a horse that threw me and hurt me so badly. Well, he was my heart horse. I found that after getting back on him that I could ride for short periods but if long ride I would be so sore I could hardly move. Then a friend offered to let me ride their extra mule wich was non gaited but so much smoother than my horse. Then as I mentioned I lost my horse and Moose brought the I want to ride again back out in me. I never in the 40+ years of riding and owning horses pictured myself as a mule owner. I still shake my head at myself. But I wouldn't give my mule up for nothing.

Seeing everyones mules makes my heart smile with it being winter there isn't to much I can do with my boy.
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I was lucky to have been able to ride with a woman who worked free range cattle around Crested Butte Colorado. She mostly rode mules as horses just couldn't keep up with the miles and miles she covered every day. She also had some of the best trained heelers who helped in the work. She often covered 30 miles in a day.

She would say that it took several more years to adequately train a mule, but then they were good forever. I know I had trouble keeping up with her. She covered those miles at a brisk trot.

Her name was Barbara East and she is a fantastic artist who does her painting on cigarette rolling papers!

http://www.barbaraeast.com/73259/bio/

Mrs east does wonderful work. I appreciate you sharing this link. Outstanding.
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post #29 of 30 Old 01-12-2014, 10:29 AM
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gdolapp--That's fantastic. (: I'm so glad to hear everything worked out well for you both.

Usandpets--Such a cute baby :o I think he might want to come live in CO :O

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post #30 of 30 Old 01-12-2014, 06:53 PM
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Thanks Zexious. He might be cute but he's also a PITA at times. I've been working with him so he can have his hooves trimmed next weekend. He doesn't like it at all.
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