dwalton wrote:I raised mules for years, I love them,used mostly for elk hunting and riding, had some great ones. Every time I got hurt from them [ crushed pelvis, smash vertebra, concussion] it was my fault I got on them. You had better have a good older mule or stay with a good mountain horse. Walking is not that bad. Dewey
Iâ€™ve been pretty lucky as of yet with my mules. Havenâ€™t had too bad of a wreck so far, even when it should have gone really haywire. All my mules are very calm and respond to disaster pretty well. I use them for packing during my guide season then use them for the rest of year hunting lion and bear.
The main thing I have always looked for in mules other then confirmation is their disposition. I love a mule that wants to be right in my hip. It shows his trust in you. If your mule doesnâ€™t trust you thatâ€™s when ALL the problems start. A mule can absolutely refuse to do anything he thinks will hurt him and thatâ€™s when you get in the wrecks. a trusting mule is so much more willing when things get hairy.
I will likely never take a horse behind the dogs again. I have a Percheron mule that has been the most comfortable ride Iâ€™ve ever had. Heâ€™s been my go to this year so far.
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