On the racing mules issue...yes, they are out of thoroughbred mares, at least the ones here(NM) are. A member of our Rio Grande Mule and Donkey Club has the current "fastest mule" in the country. He brought some of the race videos to a meeting for us to see. We thought it was sort of funny that some mules take a scenic tour down the track so it helps if the mule runs straight! He races them in CA. I hear they used to race here at our State Fair years ago but didn't get enough competitors.
Yeh, I'm new here. I have had a great time learning with this site and forum. I got a mini donkey for Christmas. I got the papers to register him and didn't even know he already had papers!! The breeder gave them to my boyfriend and he forgot to tell me
. I never knew there was such a thing as mini donkeys until I openned my present! Now I'm selling some of my big horses to make room for more mini horses. I kinda rescued/bought 4 minis. One pair was extremely overweight and had boats for hooves
. I couldn't turn them down. Then I found another pair almost in the same condition. My donkey was so used to my big horses, he forgot he was small. When I brought the first pair home, he ran through the fence as they were coming out of the trailer. He was so scared of them
. It took him almost a month to get within five feet of them. He finally made friends.
Thanks for making me feel welcome! I'll share as much as I can.