Yesterday I went riding with a very nice lady who owns racing mules. I met some champions and met the first cloned equine, and I rode a retired race mule. He isn't really all that speedy anymore, even though he's only 11 years old. He's a show mule now, with a pretty spotted appaloosa butt.
Today I finally had a decent ride on my own mule! It lasted more than 5 minutes and we worked on basic communication. He is a very mobile boy, and he seems to be happier when he's moving, although he doesn't really have trouble standing still either. I had no problem mounting up using the mounting block, and off we went! He did well in the Myler bit.
He looks kinda goofy in all my mismatched, cheap tack. But if you ignore that, he's darn cute!
Everyone got their nasty dewormer today too. They didn't love me for it, but they didn't give me any real trouble.
I can't wait for tomorrow! More nice weather and muleplay! :)