So, weird question on mules. - Page 2
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Horse Breeds, Breeding, and Genetics > Other Equines

So, weird question on mules.

This is a discussion on So, weird question on mules. within the Other Equines forums, part of the Horse Breeds, Breeding, and Genetics category
  • Riding a hinny
  • Pictures of hinnies

Like Tree13Likes

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    07-07-2012, 10:58 PM
  #11
Trained
I love Hennys!
When I was akid a friend of my folks had one. They used to let me ride her for playdays. I used to get the strangest looks or even scoffed at...until I was the one with the ribbons ;)
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    07-07-2012, 11:25 PM
  #12
Weanling
I'm almost tempted to ask both of his owners (he's co-owned) if I could purchase him later down the road. I believe he's around 14 years old and hasn't had much done with him. I'd honestly love to use him for my sisters and cousins since he's such a good boy.
     
    07-08-2012, 12:12 AM
  #13
Yearling
So is there any real difference between a hinny & a mule? I mean, if you were looking at two side by side, would you be able to tell the difference?
     
    07-08-2012, 02:35 AM
  #14
Weanling
From what I have been told, hinnies tend to be smaller, with shorter ears. But I don't really know.
     
    07-08-2012, 07:53 AM
  #15
Yearling
In general appearance a hinny will look more like the horse sire and a mule will generally look more like the donkey sire.
     
    07-08-2012, 10:48 AM
  #16
Trained
^^^ that's what I thought too. And the one I used to ride wasn't big. She looked more like horse rather than a mule.
     
    07-08-2012, 02:40 PM
  #17
Weanling
Hinnys look kinda wierd, like really pudgy ponies with funny ears. They have more horselike heads and ears. Their awkward conformation makes them not good for competitive riding, which mules seem to preform just as good, if not better sometimes, than a horse. But I would imagine they would be just as good as anything for things like driving, packing, and livestock guarding.

There's also something with uneven chromosomes that makes breeding for hinnies less productive than breeding for a mule. So you're chances for breeding a hinny are slim compared to a mule.




     
    07-08-2012, 09:31 PM
  #18
Trained
Cool!

I have heard that one other reason that hinnies are so rare is that most stallions won't breed a donkey. A male donkey will breed anything he can catch.........
candandy49 and Stoddard like this.
     
    07-08-2012, 10:17 PM
  #19
Weanling
Quote:
Originally Posted by Celeste    
Cool!

I have heard that one other reason that hinnies are so rare is that most stallions won't breed a donkey. A male donkey will breed anything he can catch.........
AI is the answer in that situation.
Savvy Debonair and Celeste like this.
     
    07-12-2012, 04:51 PM
  #20
Foal
A henny is a mule that has a jenny for a mother and a stallion for a father and they are generally smaller in size. But they are still considered a mule. It goes like this: A jack is an uncut male donkey. A jenny is a female donkey. A mule is a cross between a donkey and a horse. It doesn't matter which one is mom and which one is dad, it is still a donkey. However a henny is donkey mom, horse dad. A john is a gelded male mule, and a molly is a female mule. And mules are awesome.
Back2Horseback likes this.
     

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Weird mare question... QHDragon Horse Health 19 12-22-2009 09:47 AM
Weird question for the men.. :O Zab Horse Riding 10 09-25-2009 03:41 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:19 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0