I know this is a horse forum, but I'm considering buying a couple mules for pack and saddle animals for a trip on the Great Western Trail. I was hoping to get comments from folks with experience with both horses and mules on the trial as pack and saddle animals. I have very little experience with mules, but what experience I have had has been good. Up until recently I have always packed horses.
Many of you are aware that I am planning a pack trip for 2015 on the Great Western Trail. I have started the process of collecting gear and getting plans laid. I am still not certain I have the right horse for this trip. If I decide she's just not the right animal, I may end up going with a mule as a saddle animal instead of a horse. Having a hard time with the decision, as I have always enjoyed the relationship I have with a horse. I have been told a good mule is like getting the best of a good horse and a good dog all in one. I think I would like that.
Your comments and advice would be appreciated.