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  1. #1
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    Default (what is "mules only group"?? post 16) 16h 2001 mule gelding -- DFW, TX

    We have a green broke mule gelding that we have been trying to sell since last summer.
    He was on dreamhorse for 3K, then 2.5K, then 1K. And is listed on a mule site for 1.5K.

    I have not even had anyone come TRY him!
    A few phone calls or emails and then no follow up.

    Coppertop was my dad's mule and poor ol' pop has lost interest.
    I need the pasture space for a client's horse.

    We are at the point where we would consider giving him away to someone who would use him.

    green broke.
    SAFE. My dad and his sons do not really know how to ride and Copper packs them around.
    We've been on many 10+ mile trail rides.
    Copper is also the mule that teaches my young event horses to run and play in the water.

    He's a great guy. Really big and well put together.
    He just has no life at our farm and I'd like him to have a person. : )

    I'm riding him in the videos. I'm 6' tall.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ieg-oVTMxIk

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8R6g...eature=related

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEiXM...eature=related

    pics:
    http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p...oom/copper.jpg
    http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p.../headshot1.jpg
    http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p...m/facemask.jpg
    http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p189/xckaboom/r1.jpg

    please email only.
    kwertz7@yahoo.com
    Last edited by purplnurpl; Jan. 28, 2011 at 08:53 AM.
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    Very nice mule! I'll pass the info along to a couple of friends.
    Save lives! Adopt a pet from your local shelter.



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    OMG! I want him! Can you get him to PA?



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    Quote Originally Posted by spacehorse View Post
    OMG! I want him! Can you get him to PA?
    I think COX could ship him there for about $450.00.
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    I just wanted to say that's a really nice mule!



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    Quote Originally Posted by gallupgirl View Post
    I just wanted to say that's a really nice mule!
    everyone says that, yet in 6-7 months of marketing I could not get anyone to come try him!

    grrrrr.

    : )
    Hopefully via COTH and facebook I can find a nice place for him.
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    OMG...he's adorable! Is he comfortable to ride? I always wanted a mule....
    "A little less chit-chat a little more pitter-pat"



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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRuss1996 View Post
    OMG...he's adorable! Is he comfortable to ride? I always wanted a mule....
    he's OK.
    not more comfortable than the western pleasure bred horse that I train. Now THAT is some butter that will make you fall asleep in the tack.


    he's just a big donkey that you can sit on.
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    I sent you an email. Copper is really handsome!

    Kim



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    Quote Originally Posted by asb_own_me View Post
    I sent you an email. Copper is really handsome!

    Kim
    Please go be his person - my husband said a rather strong "No way!" when he saw me looking at the videos (and he really likes mules).
    Hidden Echo Farm, Carlisle, PA -- home of JC palomino sire Canadian Kid (1990 - 2013) & AQHA sire Lark's Favorite, son of Rugged Lark.



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    he is EXACTLY what I have been looking for! if you were remotely closer to Michigan I would snap him up. and I have GREAT references too.... grr! actually I even have his twin, but, she is still a baby, but, they would make a gorgeous team one day

    how is he for the farrier?



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    He's excellent for the farrier.
    we have had him for 5 years now.
    He started out very donkeyish and shy.
    But with continued work he's become the best of our three equines to trim.

    The first time our vet came out they had to put a war bridle on him for coggins and shots. Now he stands nicely. They also do a lameness exam on him twice a year and he's great for flexions and jogging with them.

    I don't know a ton about mules but this guy seems to learn really quickly.
    He just needs a teacher and I don't have time.

    I put a handful of rides on him in October and the difference in one week was night and day.

    He could probably be taught quite effectively to pull in a team.

    My fellow Area V eventer was going to take him this weekend but it looks like her empty trailer spot has been filled by a friend also attending the same clinic in the area. (she was going to be in my area for a jumping clinic).

    I have two inquiries next in line but please keep the interests coming. Things sometimes just come up and fall through. So waiting lists are not all that bad to be on.

    Also, I've used COX for transport:
    http://www.wizbanghorse.com/

    a decade ago they were $450.00 to haul from NJ to TX. They still have good rates from what I hear.
    I referred a friend to them 2 years ago and she was also very pleased.
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    He's gorgeous!! In another life, I want him.

    Good luck, I can't believe no one has snatched him up yet!!



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    Quote Originally Posted by purplnurpl View Post

    Also, I've used COX for transport:
    http://www.wizbanghorse.com/

    a decade ago they were $450.00 to haul from NJ to TX. They still have good rates from what I hear.
    I referred a friend to them 2 years ago and she was also very pleased.
    ummmm.......

    do you know about his mama?

    yea, muleys learn VERY fast, in fact, they dont like to drill over things, once they got it... they got it.. no need to go over and over things... unfortunately, thats why you have to be very careful what you "teach" them...

    my yearling mule learns new things 1000 times faster, and has more retention of "things learned" than any other horse ive ever owned, at any age.

    the coolest thing about them, is that they constantly excel at work.

    hes actually quite beautiful and could probably do ANY sport. from driving, cattle work, trail to dressage and jumping. skies the limit with these guys.

    they are very hearty, dont break down, have great feet, and minds..

    purrr! I want him... bad.... going to that shippers site now.



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    Default WARNING

    Coppertop is the king of halter tag, airy halter tag, and steal the fly mask (as shown).

    and I have jumped him. He jumped over that little X in the videos out of a canter.
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    OK, WHAT is mules only group?

    (small rant/vent)

    Somehow this add made it to something called mules only group and I have been flooded by people begging me for this mule.

    From here on I will only respond to people that have posted FIRST on this thread. --as of now it looks like Copper has found a new spot with a COTHer.

    I had one person calling me obsessively last night after I was in bed (10pm).
    Really? REALLY? Three calls and two messages in 15 minutes.

    COTH is a wonderful environment and I blindly trust anyone who frequents THESE boards. Everyone who has posted on this thread and emailed me from COTH has been really wonderful--once the word was posted around the internet--sheesh! what a bunch of yahoos!
    http://kaboomeventing.com/
    http://kaboomeventing.blogspot.com/
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    Purp:

    I am coming to learn that mule peeps are a bit crazed!

    Am glad Copper found a good home - it is amazing that when he was for sale there were no takers, but now that he is free, the crazies come out of the closet!!

    If the first deal falls thru, I am still interested!

    Sue in LR



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    all interests are noted and saved in my email box or [naturally] on this thread.

    He will most likely be shipping cross country so it's not over until he walks up the ramp onto the express line!

    I'll close the moment he leaves.
    http://kaboomeventing.com/
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    Horses are amazing athletes and make no mistake -- they are the stars of the show!



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