March 20, 2009
According to Webster: "A mule is a hybrid offspring between a mare horse and a male ass or donkey." Mules are born male and female but sterile and cannot reproduce an offspring other than by a mare as described above.
Mules were big, beautiful and strong animals with long ears, a sharp back bone and huge muscles built for field work. They usually are deep red or black with manes cut short. A mule's hoof was different from a horse being a bit smaller and thinner and required a different type shoe.
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Posted by Guest Contributor at March 20, 2009 09:26 PM