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Mules and horses share many similarities, and a few differences. Many ranchers rely on mules for their daily chores and workload. These crosses are able to keep up with the demands of farm life. They’re versatile, hard working, and easy keepers.
Once you experience riding a mule, you’ll be hooked!
They come in a wide range of sizes and colors. A miniature mule is 50″ or less, standard is above 50″, and a draft has draft horse breeding.
A mule is a cross between a male donkey and female horse, whereas a hinny is the offspring of a female donkey and male horse.
They’re known for their incredible strength, patience, endurance, and sure-footedness. These animals also have the ability to recognize danger, but don’t usually panic.
Training one is similar to a horse, but handlers should be consistent and respectful. They do not response well to force or abuse. You’ll have to take your time and slow down with them.
Are you ready to add one to your ranch? You won’t be disappointed! You can learn more about them at the American Mule Association. There’s a large community that enjoy these animals. You’ll find various shows and events to attend.