Maybe I can give you an example of what I like about the mules we have here - that are good-minded to begin with and get a nice quiet training program. After we got home this summer from travelling with some other mules, I got "Sky" up to ride, she hadn't been ridden since last fall. She stuck her head in the halter, stood quietly at the trailer where I tied her, no pawing, no nervousness, even as I had to go back to the house to make a few phone calls. She stood still when I went to swing the saddle up, no dancing and flouncing around. Took the bridle nicely and followed me out to the pasture. I got up on her and she rode like she did last year. That's what I like about these good mules here and she's a great example of that!
She has exceptionally good withers and just really has an attractive look to her under saddle.
"Western Sky" is a nice five year old molly out of a percheron/thoroghbred mare. We have had several full sisters to this mule and they all broke out easily and ride quietly.
She is well-started under saddle, has trailriding experience and we are concentrating on exposing her all we can and getting some hauling experience on her now. "Sky" loads in the trailer great, is used to dogs, the hotwalker and also has been ponied quite a bit.
She's a nice black color with lights points - very shiny coated! Plenty of bone to her but is not coarse.
She will make someone a great trailriding partner, could go on to do many things! One of her full sisters has already made a successful dressage competitor.