Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Mules, Mules, Mules

Look at this little mule. Isn't he cute with 4 white legs!! Unusual to see a mule this color. I got to see this a couple of weeks ago when I took a drive in the country with my neighbor and we stopped by a barn where there were several of these.

The man that owns the place was just getting ready to go for a ride on this mule. This one also has the 4 white legs and appropriately was called "Stockings." This mule is 2 years old and this was going to be the 3rd time that it had been ridden. They were all so gentle.

This is the Papa. He decided to have a roll in the dust!

You have probably seen those bumper stickers that say "I stop for yard sales." I should have one that says, "I stop for horses, mules, goats, you name it!"


Anonymous Jerry said...

And you should stop for horses, mules, and goats. Especially if they are in the road.

10:30 PM  
Blogger Miki said...

Good for you Rachel, somebody needs to stop for them! Glad it is you, we get to share the experience! Thanks for the pictures!

3:36 AM  
Anonymous happy and blue 2 said...

Those are really good pictures. I want a mule now..

6:56 AM  
Blogger Sue said...

I've never seen them rolling in the dirt like that, but then I've seldom even seen mules! LOL

8:01 AM  
Anonymous Leslie said...

I don't think I've ever met a mule before. They're such beautiful critters, too.

10:49 AM  
Blogger Doug Bagley said...

Now, an Ass is not a Mule, right? But a Mule can be an Ass--sometimes. ;)

1:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I go on my Kentucky road trip tomorrow! I'll be updating my blog during my trip! I'm so excited!

3:50 PM  
Blogger Fred said...

Nice mules!

3:56 PM  
Blogger Tan Lucy Pez said...

These are usual-looking mules! But aren't all mules sterile?

4:33 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

TLP, you are right they are sterile, so if you cross a mule with a mule you get nothing! That's why they are bred with horses everytime to produce offspring! Amazing isn't it?

5:39 PM  
Blogger PEA said...

Mules are not something we see around here except at zoos! How fascinating to see them with 4 white legs...love the name Stockings! lol

5:52 PM  
Blogger Mountain Mama said...

He is cute! I haven't seen one marked like that either.
I also love animals, most of them anyway. However I didn't like the cougar that visited my back yard a few years ago.
It scared me out of my wits and traumatized my big old dog!

9:07 PM  
Blogger Motherkitty said...

The only time I ever came face-to-face with a mule was the time, many years ago, when I was young and stupid and someone talked me into riding a mule. That sucker threw me over his head and I never wanted to get back in the saddle again.

Cute mules with white stockings!

5:30 AM  
Blogger Abandoned in Pasadena said...

I think mules are interesting looking...You can always tell them apart but I don't know why.
I think the little one with his socks on is cute.

6:06 AM  
Blogger Linda said...

I love those pictures, especially of that little guy. It reminds me of the times we've driven around Amish country in Lancaster county. The farmers use mules to do the plowing, etc. We love to watch them.

8:56 AM  
Blogger GP said...

Our neighbor up the road (5 miles that is) has 6 mules and he loves 'em. Here in Mt, we have 4 horses, two of which are mine Great Picken a thoroughbred mare - can you say "Kentucky Derby" and Etched by Stone (Alle) a showhorse/quarterhorse and way slower. Two different animals; two different teachers.

Whether you're hiking, running or driving; it's safest for everyone to brake for them.

Happy trails from the Fish Creek House

10:38 AM  
Blogger Britmum said...

They are so cute. Awww did you get to ride one?

Nice post.

Take care xx

1:16 PM  
Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Gosh these Mules are sweet, Rachel...! I LOVE that you stop for all of these wonderful animals and that take photos of them and post them for us!!! Fabulous My Dear! Is there a reason some people prefer to ride mules? Are they gentler than horses?
I don't think I ever met a mule, in person! Hmmmm. They really look so very dear, especially these with the white stockings on...lol.

5:00 PM  
Blogger Cheyenne said...

Looks like they got into the flour. I've never seen mules with white stockings. They are cute though.

10:26 PM  
Blogger Tammy said...

Now, that is a cute and unusual mule!!

6:09 AM  

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