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My Mules
« on: March 19, 2012, 08:41:10 AM »
Iíve got three long ears, which don't work them enough. We've done some neat rides, hunts, and need to do some more. Active in the Traildusters chapter of BCHW and get out to work on trails some, just haven't rode much for a while. Well hopefully I'm done with surgeries and will be back in the saddle soon, litterally.
Here's the kids, Echo, Cheyenne, and Jack, and a few pics of them out and about.

Myself in the eastern Pasayten.




Goat Rocks area a few years back.




Doing a little packing training, this was her first day with a load. Now she carries me, a bit more of a load.







My son and I on a local Hunt in Snohomish Co.






My son on Gentleman Jack a few years-crap, I guess it was five years ago now. My son is no longer a light load and is riding our Appy mule.  If anyone needs a steady kidís or grandkidís mule, get in touch with me. Jack loves kids and will keep them safe anywhere you want to take them. He is not tall and this guy has been there and done it. He suffered a tendon injury about 7-8 years ago, but with extensive rehab has healed and is sound, but I will still not use or recommend him as a pack mule, only important light loads. Not for sale, but would love to place him in the right spot so he can do what he loves.






Jack carrying my son when he was only four-years old. Jack must be twenty something now, not sure.


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Re: My Mules
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2012, 08:44:47 AM »
Cool  :tup:

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Re: My Mules
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2012, 09:24:43 AM »
AWESOME photos!!!  Thanks for sharing!!
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Re: My Mules
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2012, 09:41:43 AM »
Great photos, thanks for sharing.... :tup:
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Re: My Mules
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2012, 10:21:31 AM »
Great pics! Making me itch to get out there.

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Re: My Mules
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2012, 07:57:24 AM »
cool pics, nice life for a kid! Or big kid!

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Re: My Mules
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2012, 04:31:33 PM »
Are you attending the Traildusters poker ride at Pilchuck this coming weekend, Echo?

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Re: My Mules
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2012, 06:27:43 AM »
Nice pics, good lookin mules :tup:

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Re: My Mules
« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2012, 06:52:59 PM »
Mules are my favorite ?horse?.  Love the long ears, but don't know squat about them except they look like my style.  Post more pics.

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Re: My Mules
« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2012, 12:13:16 PM »
what time of year was that goat rocks picture? alot less snow than im used to there

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Re: My Mules
« Reply #10 on: December 25, 2012, 10:43:24 AM »
what time of year was that goat rocks picture? alot less snow than im used to there

That was late July on a light snow year.



Are you attending the Traildusters poker ride at Pilchuck this coming weekend, Echo?

I was there, not riding, but at the checkpoint that was serving hot cider.

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Re: My Mules
« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2013, 07:35:02 PM »
Here is a couple mules earning their keep.

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Re: My Mules
« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2013, 08:44:26 PM »
Here is a couple mules earning their keep.

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Cool!  Waiting for spring and summer!
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Re: My Mules
« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2013, 08:45:05 PM »
Cool shot!

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Re: My Mules
« Reply #14 on: May 25, 2016, 07:55:21 PM »
FYI, these mules are now for sale in the classifieds.

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Re: My Mules
« Reply #15 on: May 25, 2016, 08:00:42 PM »
Great thread, awesome pics! :tup:

How long can mules reasonably be in service?  :dunno:
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Re: My Mules
« Reply #16 on: May 27, 2016, 07:00:51 PM »
Usually expected mules can work for thirty years. Donkeys can work for forty years.

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Re: My Mules
« Reply #17 on: June 01, 2016, 09:14:43 AM »
Rode my dads old riding mule in rough country in Idaho last year, she's pushing 30 just like me and was out pacing my dads 9 year old mule he's riding these days.

Sorry to see anybody getting out of the long ear game. Mules make the best rides in the rough stuff. 

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Re: My Mules
« Reply #18 on: June 04, 2016, 11:43:16 AM »
Love your spotted mule! The oldest my sister has is 32 and taught all the kids to ride and my grandson. He got injured this weekend and may not recover.  He is the best mule. The spotted one is in his twenties and still goes well. They work a long time.

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Re: My Mules
« Reply #19 on: July 01, 2016, 08:59:14 AM »
Good pictures, cant go wrong with a good mule.
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