Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Just wanted to add a few more pics from Mule Day...my favorite is the chunky, chocolate mule with the lady and dog riding. The mule is 22 years old and she's had him 10 years...I think he's out of a Paso Fino mare. One shows another mini, in full harness and the grey mule was one, of a pair of wagon mules, that camped next to us. The spotted saddle mule belongs to a friend and is gaited...there were several gaited classes this year and all had great entries! For those that are surprised to hear that there are gaited mules...ALOT of folks nowadays are breeding the best jackstock to Walking Horse, Paso Fino, Foxtrotter mares and getting mules that are as smooth as silk to ride. The annual Columbia Mule Sale was held on Tuesday and we were amazed to see gaited, riding mules going for $4500.00 & up...especially when in todays market, horses are being given away! I guess that's what happens when hybrids are "in"!!