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i would like ta fine me a mule

Posted: Sat May 31, 2014 7:58 pm
by HAY MAKER
that don't bite kick or buck that I can do some team ropin off of heelin preferably if you have one let me no.
good luck

Posted: Sat May 31, 2014 8:01 pm
by Big Muddy rancher
Maybe give Soapweed a call he got that Half Fast Tinactin mule that looks pretty sharp. :D

Posted: Sat May 31, 2014 8:03 pm
by HAY MAKER
no he don't call him tinactin for the hale of it, I don't want any mean mules.
good luck

Posted: Sat May 31, 2014 9:23 pm
by Soapweed
I have dabbled with mules most of my life, looking for that "one in a million" real good one. They are very hard to find; I sure haven't found one. If you do find a good one, they can't be in a pasture with cattle or baby colts, because they will kill calves and colts. There is a saying that kind of holds water, "99% of mules give the rest of them a bad name."

My advice is stick with horses. :cowboy:

Posted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 11:11 am
by Faster horses
I've heard that "those who ride a mule are too poor to ride a horse and too proud to ride a cow."

Don't think that's true necessarily tho......... :wink:

I agree with Soapweed. And my grandfather raised mules.

Posted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 9:22 am
by WHR
It seems to me that some people just have to try mules and get them out of their system. I've seen it happen to others and it even happened to me. I think that a lifelong mule project like has happened to Soapweed is unusual! I'm not sure if I should admire him or feel sorry for him :-)

Posted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 6:22 pm
by Soapweed
WHR wrote:It seems to me that some people just have to try mules and get them out of their system. I've seen it happen to others and it even happened to me. I think that a lifelong mule project like has happened to Soapweed is unusual! I'm not sure if I should admire him or feel sorry for him :-)


I am a pretty slow learner. Probably the sympathy would be more in order than admiration. :wink:

Posted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 7:20 pm
by Denny
Kawasakii makes one that seams user friendly.

Posted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 10:39 pm
by WHR
Soapweed wrote:
WHR wrote:It seems to me that some people just have to try mules and get them out of their system. I've seen it happen to others and it even happened to me. I think that a lifelong mule project like has happened to Soapweed is unusual! I'm not sure if I should admire him or feel sorry for him :-)


I am a pretty slow learner. Probably the sympathy would be more in order than admiration. :wink:
How about a little of both? :wink:

Posted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 5:42 pm
by Brad S
I'd call major or cy cokely down at haven Kansas. Mules is their thing.

My brother in law is a vet in the flint hills, and a very accomplished horseman. He also likes to keep a couple mules around. He says you must train a mule the way you should train a horse. So he has a nice big mule that my niece rodeoed on - she could call Willie from well over a mile away if the wind was in her favor. This mule is easily the nicest mule I've been around, and Drogie is the kind of horseman I wish I was. Willie bucked Drogie off this spring, and Drogie can stick to a bronc. I don't know much about mules, starting with why you'd want one.

Re: i would like ta fine me a mule

Posted: Thu Apr 07, 2016 5:55 pm
by Nycmules
Look up Tom Jones in eastern ne he's got good mules and knows where to find em. Soapweed I looked up a mule I got from Tom on Google and I think I have found a picture of you on him in this forum back in 2007..his names Willy he's Chesnut and fast lol you know him?

Re: i would like ta fine me a mule

Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 7:09 pm
by Soapweed
Yes, I know that mule quite well. We owned him for a few years, and got along well with him. He has a little bit of a Dr. Jekyll-Mr. Hyde type of personality. When he is on his good behavior, he is top of the line. Once in a while something will set him off, and then he goes somewhat bonkers for a spell. At times like this, he gets kind of dancey and prancey, and nervously works up a sweat. His name at Jake Clark's Mule Days was "Willy," but I renamed him "Tanactin"--half-fast actin' Tanactin. I have done a lot of sorting on him, and he kind of watches a cow. I have also used him to drag calves to the branding fire. Had I not got West Nile and screwed up my riding ability, I would probably still own Willy (Tanactin). That and the fact that every year at calving time, he had to be far away from newborn calves. He killed at least one baby calf, and he got his head under a gate and dragged another calf through. Fortunately I saved the calf's life that time. Maybe with more age and more experience, he will turn into a top steed yet.