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Old 10-22-2009, 09:04 AM  
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Extreme Mule Video!

You have to check this out! Amazing!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1sfDlLluJY
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Old 10-29-2009, 06:15 AM  
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I have often thought it would be fun to ride a mule.
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Old 10-29-2009, 07:19 AM  
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Absolutly NOT !!!!!!!!!

YES, I am a chicken when it comes to that
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Old 10-29-2009, 01:11 PM  
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Amazing! Those are some bad A$$ mules
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Dang!!! I want one....
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Old 10-29-2009, 07:18 PM  
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All that jumping and clambering around on Rocks, and not a helmet to be seen. Tsk!
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Old 10-30-2009, 06:06 AM  
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T - they're mules! More surefooted than horses. Probably think that means they don't have to worry about their brainpans....
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Old 10-30-2009, 11:56 AM  
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Pretty awesome!!! Mules are def more surefooted and can pack ALOT...but boy are they stubborn! We had a rescue mule once...he was beaten...and boy oh boy was he hard to work with....you def have to EARN their trust. He was a good boy though. A real sweetheart.
Great video! I love the cliff jumping...pretty crazy! I def would want a helment though Just incase...I just LOVE those big ol ears!
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Old 10-30-2009, 01:16 PM  
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Girl in white shirt, black hair at 1:07? My horse Eric and I have done some of our "off road" extreme trails where I was in the saddle like that as he climbed down stuff.

Talk about STOMACH IN MOUTH! Whew, and he's a big 16.1 Saddlebred. He's amazing.


These mules are too.

I am curious though. They have the basic shape and build of horses. Their hooves look about the same. Really beyond the ears they look so simliar. So what about them makes them so fearless and surefooted? Why are they so different?
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Old 10-30-2009, 04:00 PM  
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Man I wish I owned a mule, they are my dream equine
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Old 10-31-2009, 04:46 AM  
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I would also love to have a riding mule but I think those people are nutz!

I can't help but wonder if some are injured attempting some of those things.
Mules are not goats after all. Personally, I wouldn't want to risk my mule.
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that was a lot of fun to watch!! Almost makes me want to do that...........Amost
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Old 11-04-2009, 03:33 PM  
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Yeah boy!

I have a draft mule out of a Belgian and a Mammoth Jack, 17.2 and about 2000 lbs. He is the best thing, never refused anything, he neck reins like power steering. No way I'd try any of that stuff in the video, too chicken! Every time I see the old man we bought him from he tries to buy him back, nope, Jake is here forever.
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Old 11-06-2009, 05:23 AM  
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Every mule I've had on my farm, I've definitely had to earn their trust. They made me work for it! The mule I have now (Prince) was so hard to catch. I am finally able to catch him after a long, hard road.
I don't know if all mules are like this but Prince can jump 6' from a standstill. He's never jumped the fence here (I think he likes it here) but the guy I got him from said he used to jump their equipment in the pasture. My trainer has jumped him 3' but I'm not a H/J or show jumper person so I have no interest other than on the extreme trail competitions that I do.
I would love to do some of the riding in that video but I'm not so sure bending back that far with the back of my head touching my mule's butt wouldn't hurt my back! I'd probably be in traction for months! lol
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I am curious though. They have the basic shape and build of horses. Their hooves look about the same. Really beyond the ears they look so simliar. So what about them makes them so fearless and surefooted? Why are they so different?
I have heard that they are able to see all four feet. Which makes them know where they are placing each foot.
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Old 11-07-2009, 06:24 PM  
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Sure footed mules

Mules are awesome. Just ask Miss Tilly
They are incredibly smart - you can't MAKE a mule do anything - you need to let them think they thought up whatever it is you're doing and go from there. They will also never put themselves in danger. Mules can do whatever horses can and more. Check out "coon jumping" competitions.
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