Let me make it clear before anyone jumps to any false conclusions that I have admired mules for a long time. For the last few years, my admiration has increased, because I have been able to witness first hand the versatility and talent that many mules possess.
My sole reason for suggesting mule owners have sufficient training is for the sake of the mules. It seems to me that they are often misunderstood and underappreciated.
Through the years, I have attended mule shows and seen these equine perform all manner of skills from western pleasure to coon jumping to driving. At my county fair, “mules” is one of the categories permitted to exhibit in the senior fair equine show.
During my participation in my county fair, I have become friends with a man who shows a team of mules. As I have watched his team perform. I have often envied him.… Continue readingRead More »