what about mules?
I have been looking into horses and horse breeds a lot recently and I was wondering why mules aren't used more often... I know most people think they are ugly, but... they are strong, clever and they seem to be hardy... I am not gonna buy or own any horse soon (not enough money nor experience), but I was considering if later in life a mule would be a good match...
Are there any riders that have experience riding western on a mule and doing trails, jumping, endurance with them?? How do they perform? What would be the benefit of a mule in your opinions? Just really curious to hear any opinions on this matter! :) I would like to try and ride a mule soon (just to experience the difference with a horse), I hope I can find a bigger mule because I am tall... :p (but I don't weigh much though)
The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding go out and meet it. (-Thucydides)