I want to go to NC State, which is in the Raleigh area. It isn't 5 hours away, more like 3-4 but last time we went into the Raleigh area it took us 5 hours. I get confused really easy with directions, no one should ever get lost with me.
My mom and I talked about this for a long time tonight, actually. She is the one who talks my dad into anything horse related, so the mule was her doing lol. I wouldn't want to sell it if I did get a mule, but letting it sit in a field after I put hours and hours of work into it would be so unfair to the animal. I am super particular about my horses, and it takes a lot for me to let someone just hop on one of them and ride without me there, so I doubt anyone in my family would ride it while I was away. It's a different story with my 13hh pony because my sister is only 8, and she is an old, been-there done-that type so she would be perfect for her to learn on.
I am pretty sure that I have made my decision. No mule, unfortunately. I would rather wait until I am done with school, and have the time and place to keep it. Mules are something I will have one day, that is definite, but waiting seems to be the better option. I would rather put all of my time and energy into Skipper and have him come with me. I know I would regret selling a mule if I had one, but knowing they aren't sitting around for years while I am at school would make me feel 100% better. Plus I could get a nicer car with the $800+/- we were going to spend on mule. Maybe even one with electronic windows!(I don't have very high hopes haha)
This thread went off on a crazy tangent lol. But at least I learned a lot about mule halters and mule saddle trees :)