Managing Mules

More people today are turning to mules to take advantage of the temperament and work ethic of these horse/donkey crosses.
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Managing Mules
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More people today are turning to mules to take advantage of the temperament and work ethic of these horse/donkey crosses.

The population of mules in the United States is growing, although their numbers are still calculated in the thousands, while horses are in the millions. However, more and more people are discovering that this lovable hybrid can be a joy to ride, pack, or just have around as a family pet.

Since these numbers are growing steadily, owners and prospective owners are seeking to learn more about mules.

Horse and mule fans alike are aware that there has been great progress in the world of scientific research, especially as it relates to caring for equids. New procedures have been developed and sophisticated diagnostic equipment and treatment options are now considered the norm at many veterinary clinics and hospitals

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Les Sellnow was a prolific freelance writer based near Riverton, Wyoming. He specialized in articles on equine research, and operated a ranch where he raised horses and livestock. He authored several fiction and nonfiction books, including Understanding Equine Lameness and Understanding The Young Horse. He died in 2023.

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