Draft Mule - Version 2

Draft Mule - Version 2

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A mule is the hybrid that results from mating a female horse (mare) with a male donkey (jack). The five common classes of mule today are named according to the ways mules are used: (1) Miniature mules—sometimes called "pony mules" because they are bred from pony mares, stand 40" to 48" at the withers. (A mule standing less than 40" is called a "small miniature.") Miniatures are teamed for pulling small wagons and used as trick mules by rodeo clowns. (2) Saddle mules—usually 54" or greater in height. As their name implies, they are used primarily for riding. (3) Pack mules—strong, sturdy, and usually short legged. They weigh 1,000 pounds or more, making them capable of carrying a good deal of weight. They have no height limit, but packers prefer short mules to tall ones because they are easier to load. (4) Work mules—may be any weight, but they usually range between 900 and 1,300 pounds. They are strongly built and are used to pull wagons and heavy equipment. (5) Draft mules—large and heavy animals standing 56" high or more, weighing 1,200 pounds or more and used to move heavy loads. This model depicts a Draft Mule standing 14 hands (56 inches) high at the withers (shoulders). #draft_mule #miniature_mule #mule #pack #pack_mule #saddle #saddle_mule
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