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Stoddard 07-07-2012 01:13 PM

So, weird question on mules.
 
My friend who sold me April has this equine. I call him a mule, but he tells me that's not what he is. Supposedly, he's called a hennessy, if I even spelled that right.

Apparently, a women informed him that, because his breeding was a stallion bred to a jenny, he was simply related to a mule. Honestly, this makes no sense. Just because the breeding is one way and not another doesn't make it a different beast... right?

JustDressageIt 07-07-2012 01:20 PM

A mule is a male donkey to female horse. Hinny is a male horse to female donkey.
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Stoddard 07-07-2012 01:27 PM

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Originally Posted by JustDressageIt (Post 1585343)
A mule is a male donkey to female horse. Hinny is a male horse to female donkey.
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Alright, so I guess you do learn something new!

I love Sam. He's so goofy and when he tries to "neigh," it sounds like a sick and dying cow that's choking.

barrelbeginner 07-07-2012 01:52 PM

oh that made me laugh^^^

Stoddard 07-07-2012 02:14 PM

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Originally Posted by barrelbeginner (Post 1585403)
oh that made me laugh^^^

Maybe I'll get a video of it.

muumi 07-07-2012 02:56 PM

Yes PLEASE get a video of it!
I have a mule too that I suspect might be a hinny, so I'd love to compare sounds!
Plus I love mules/hinnies, I would love to see him.
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Stoddard 07-07-2012 03:11 PM

How about a picture for now? :P

http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/2559/111yrn.jpg

muumi 07-07-2012 03:41 PM

Ah bless him! He is so awesome looking! He does kind of remind me of mine...
How tall is he? I wish I could come abduct him.
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Stoddard 07-07-2012 08:48 PM

Not very. He's large pony sized at best. I'll take a picture next to him sometime. He's a packer though, and a lovely ride. First time I took him out, he was so eager that I had a hard time getting him to walk and not trot (trot was so smooth). So, we were going above a walk most of the ride, the ride was an hour, and he still only had a little sweat under the saddle and just behind the ears. He hadn't been ridden for 3 months before I got on him.

xJumperx 07-07-2012 10:52 PM

Oh yes, the Donkey crosses have amazing stamina. It's really quite incredible. It is odd that just a little switch up makes it a totally diffirent type, but sure enough! I love hearing the Mules bray - would love to hear a hinny :p


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