Even while we adore all equines, we must acknowledge that we tend to overvalue other equines, such as mules, which are just as valuable and deserving as horses. Mules need greater appreciation, not only from the equestrian world, but from everyone who doesn’t know much about them and simply knows the expression “stubborn as a mule.”
The reality is that mules have inherited the finest characteristics of horses and donkeys. They are quicker and bigger than donkeys, yet they need less food and are less expensive than horses.
Although they are not as popular as horses, mules have demonstrated their abilities in a variety of disciplines such as guiding, driving, riding, and, last but not least, dressage. We recently told the story of a very smart mule who made history by becoming the first mule to compete in the US Dressage finals.
Unfortunately, mules are infertile, so if you want to breed them, you’ll have to start at the beginning with the horse and donkey pairing. The video below shows an extremely unusual spotted mule. It’s not something you see every day, and we’d never seen such an unusual mule before.
We don’t know what kind of hybridization this mule is, but we do know that his distinctive coloration makes him quite unique and intriguing! His looks are very intriguing, and it’s difficult not to gaze at him. Check out the video below to see this gem!