i had some time to search around on the internet re: donkeys/mules. it was interesting--gaited mules ($5000.00 +), spotted mules, draft mules (go to missouri, i guess-where else!!).
there was an old cowboy i used to talk to every morning out in either MT or WY (see-i'm being careful with my states, fh
) who was big into mules until he got into a BIG wreck with a pair and a wagon, was busted up so bad that he barely made it, then retired and i think went down to florida. i wish i could remember his name-it'll come to me as soon as i start going to sleep tonight probably; some of you knew him, i'm sure. he was a sweetheart.
too bad we lose touch with people...
anyway, i've always been partial to anything with a horse part, including mules, think it'd be an experience to own one sometime..