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Not 100% for sure on the breeding of most of them, as we’ve purchased all our current mules young and unbroke, and trained them ourselves. You never know what you’re getting for sure unless you buy directly from the breeder. But anyway, the white paint mule (Rusty) is most likely from a paint/quarter mare, not sure on if he is from a standard or mammoth jack; he is 54 inches (13.2) and the perfect size in Aubrey’s opinion. I do know our Jackson mule is from a quarter horse mare and the late General Pershing, a mammoth jack. Jackson has all the strength and athleticism you could want; he is 58 inches (14.2) and in Aubrey’s opinion, a little on the big side. He would handle a 300-350 pound person easy. Polly is about 52 inches and is a real nice size for an average size person. Easy to get up and off of. Not sure what she is out of, but guessing a gaited mare (maybe a Kentucky Mnt. Or Rocky Mnt. Saddle horse?) as she is gaited. Laura is only about 46 inches tall, but can handle an average size person (200 lbs or less) with no problem. She is obviously out of some type of pony mare.
Personally, we are not interested in draft cross mules because they are too big for going through the timber. I would say a mule out of a quarter horse mare (or a similar sized horse) would be big enough for most people. If you’re much over 350 lbs, I’m not sure how easy it would be to get up and down off any mule, let alone a draft. Aubrey and I are both 6 ft, 150-165 lbs, and our Jackson at 14.2 is plenty big to be getting up on.
walkerrunnersc - You can hunt all night, or you can just go for a couple hours. Either way, the mules really take the work out of it, not much walking and no packing out coon.
Jim, yes, I would say it would be easier to find a good broke horse than mule. We’ve had and trained both, grew up with horses all our lives. Problem is most people don’t know how to handle a mule properly, so a lot get ruined/bad habits that way. Mules are a lot smarter than horses, never forget anything, and can’t be forced/bullied into anything like a horse can.
Scott, that was a fun night.
left to right: Rusty, Bill & Clovis, Carl & Jackson
Carl & GRFCH GRWCH GRCH PR Red Fever Worlds Foxxy Lady and Aubrey & GRNITECH GRFCH GRWCH GRCH PR Red Fever Hot Iron Ox with Rusty & Clovis in the truck
Aubrey pleasure riding with Jesse & Crystal
Going squirrel hunting
Marvin & Jackson
Red Fever Redbones
Aubrey and Ann Butler
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