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post #1 of 6 Old 02-04-2014, 05:02 PM Thread Starter
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Determining Breed in a Mule

Obviously, he's half donkey, but I'm not sure what breed his other half may be.
Any guesses?
I'm thinking something shorter and stockier.
Maybe quarter horse or mustang.

He's 6 years old, and about 13hh (maybe a little taller).
He's not gaited - normal W/T/C.
He wears a horse size bridle with a 4.5" bit, to give you a better idea of his head proportions.
His number one quirk is that he loathes walking on a lead rope, but will follow perfectly at liberty. Great personality, such a sweetie.

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post #2 of 6 Old 02-04-2014, 05:14 PM Thread Starter
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post #3 of 6 Old 02-04-2014, 06:12 PM
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I may be way off, but could he be part Haffie?

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post #4 of 6 Old 02-04-2014, 06:32 PM Thread Starter
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Oh! Hadn't thought about that!
Maybe so... I'd call that a definite possibility.
They are reasonably common in this area.
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post #5 of 6 Old 02-04-2014, 08:04 PM
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He could be a hinny. They are shorter because their dams are donkeys. So he will look more like they donkey than the horse.
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post #6 of 6 Old 02-04-2014, 08:25 PM
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Out of a fjord maybe?
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