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jinglejoys

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jinglejoys says:

The one with the MULE!

Yep thats me the Mule owner

 

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Too much Horse for Donkey people,too much Donkey for Horse people...You've got to be a MULE person

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highlander

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highlander says:

Re: The one with the MULE!

dont they have huge jacks over in the states and have a sport called jack jumping or something like that? so whats the differences you find between your mules and horses?

It has been calculated thay any two thoroughbreds picked at random will on average have more than 13% of their genes in common.

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jinglejoys

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jinglejoys says:

Re: The one with the MULE!

Its called coon jumping and is done by Mules.It was started by racoon  hunters in the Southern States where they hunt at night.They would callop up to the barbed wire fence,get off,sling heir coats over,as tthe mules to leap over,retrieve heir coats,mount and on  to the next fence.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OaMSvccpgUU&feature=related

and yes they do jump conventionally too

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XUOY10rUpE&feature=related this ones 20yrs

Most of the Mules are bred using Mammoth Jacks descended from the ones presented to George Washington by the King of Spain if youwant to see any in this country there are a few here also

http://www.valeholidays.co.uk/donkey.php

http://www.hamertondonkeystud.com/home/

Susannah Powel bred her big mules with semen from this  fellow

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y190/jinglejoys/Odds%20and%20sods/Bms.jpg

...and the differance between mules and horses?You should treat a mule the way you OUGHT to treat a horse :)

  They are more sceptical than horses but once they trust you they are like a big dog and are yours for life,they can do anytthing a horse can do but better and with a sense of humour!...and I want an animal that thinks before it acts :)

 

 

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highlander

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highlander says:

Re: The one with the MULE!

brilliant thanks for the info. So how'd you end up with a mule, I'm sure a few years ago a person on here had a mini mule (not sure what it would be called) it was a shety cross donkey. so cute!

It has been calculated thay any two thoroughbreds picked at random will on average have more than 13% of their genes in common.

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jinglejoys

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jinglejoys says:

Re: The one with the MULE!

Unfortunately mini mules are two a penny and  people think they're cute untill the novelty wears off and they get bored and out of control and end up in some sanctuary or other where they aren't really wanted...donkeysanctuary has 50 and of coarse insists they go in pairs when most people can't cope with one.

 There's a few bigger ones around (there's a 13hh black pony mule on Dragon Driving at the moment)but very few people bother starting them properly before selling hem because if you can do that you never want to let it go!.

Too much Horse for Donkey people,too much Donkey for Horse people...You've got to be a MULE person

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highlander

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highlander says:

Re: The one with the MULE!

I'm not allowed onto dragondriving as I hate seeing the horse prices there. I didn't realise there was such a problem with people and mini mules. I know theres a problem with shety now being two a penny.

It has been calculated thay any two thoroughbreds picked at random will on average have more than 13% of their genes in common.

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rhapsody

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rhapsody says:

Re: The one with the MULE!

Your mules are so cute, they look really loveable!  I've seen a couple at the Royal Highland Show a few years ago where there was a class for them, I think they're gorgeous!

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oldmare

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oldmare says:

Re: The one with the MULE!

what lovely photos . well they say  you learn something new every day .   very interesting to read of your mules and some of the history and what they can do.  first time I've heard of this 'coon jumping'  and looking at the photo   was surprised how high they can jump.   look forward to hearing lots more about them.

you never choose the horse, the horse chooses you

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cookiecrazy

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cookiecrazy says:

Re: The one with the MULE!

wow thanks for sharing i think mules aren't appreciated enough mainly because not many people own or promote them. they look great

Merlin<3

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Wiesl

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Wiesl says:

Re: The one with the MULE!

Oh, hello!

I'm new, and I found this Thread!

Your Mule is great! I love that "sort of horses" :D They look so individual and they are as well as horses!

Greetings....

 

 

[Sorry for my english, it isn't the best, and i hope it will be better soon....]

:-(

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jinglejoys

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jinglejoys says:

Re: The one with the MULE!

 Anyone who says...I love that "sort of horses" ....speaks perfect english inmy book! :D

Too much Horse for Donkey people,too much Donkey for Horse people...You've got to be a MULE person

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