The Chronicle of the Horse
MagazineNewsHorse SportsHorse CareCOTH StoreVoicesThe Chronicle UntackedDirectoriesMarketplaceDates & Results
 
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 26
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec. 12, 2004
    Location
    Massachusetts
    Posts
    6,603

    Default Broke, Trail-safe, Adorable 9yo Mule (MA/New England)

    Through no fault of his own, my 13.2-ish pony mule is coming home after two years out on lease.

    He is solid for any confident, advanced beginner out on the trails. He clips, ties, trailers, bathes, stands for vet, farrier, etc, etc, etc. Very well-mannered. He's barefoot and sound as a rock.

    His leaser has mostly trail-ridden him, but has done some general western riding/lessons with him in a ring setting. He's a genial guy and will go along with almost any plan.

    He is 100% safe with me, but I have another young project horse and he likes being busy. (Initially why I sent him out on lease.)

    I will get videos/updated riding photos as soon as he's home with me, but here are some photos of the cute guy:

    https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...27826488_n.jpg

    https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...11362075_n.jpg

    https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot..._2351115_n.jpg


    Lease terms and length of time are negotiable. He will NOT leave my ownership at any point, and goes with a firm contract which is reviewed yearly. (You can speak to his current leaser if seriously interested...I am 100% hands off, and no silly regulations in the lease, but he was plucked from a bad situation and won't end up there again.) But for the right home I will cover some costs/be negotiable.

    He needs to stay in the New England area unless you've got some great references and are in a warm sunny place where I'd like to vacation.
    Last edited by GoForAGallop; Mar. 12, 2013 at 09:06 AM.



  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec. 12, 2004
    Location
    Massachusetts
    Posts
    6,603

    Default

    Bump.

    I've had a few inquiries about him for a pasture pet, but I'd really love for him to DO something....he'd particularly adore a confident child, but anyone will do at this point!

    Just to clarify: the contract is firm, but nothing crazy like keeping his mane a certain length. It's just common sense stuff, like letting me know when his "permanent residence" changes if you swap boarding barns. The rest is just two pages of what happens if he disappears under your watch, which no DECENT person needs to worry about.

    I saw him twice in two years, at the contract renewal, and his current leaser will undoubtedly be glad to talk to serious parties about how not-crazy I am.



  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec. 25, 2006
    Location
    Overland, MO
    Posts
    1,354

    Default

    He's adorable. I'm a sucker for longears, and he looks like a real sweetie.



  4. #4
    Join Date
    May. 7, 2008
    Location
    NH
    Posts
    73

    Default

    Sent you a pm !

    --nhhaflngr



  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov. 29, 2008
    Location
    MD
    Posts
    83

    Default

    If I were in New England, I would apply. He looks like the perfect size for a driving mule. But we are south of the Mason-Dixie Line, sigh!



  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct. 6, 2004
    Location
    central New York State
    Posts
    2,847

    Default

    What a cutie. Let me who him to my daughter and we may be interested. We're in NYS-about 20 miles from Cornell.



  7. #7
    Join Date
    Oct. 6, 2004
    Location
    central New York State
    Posts
    2,847

    Default

    Hey, sent you another PM, waiting to hear from you.



  8. #8
    Join Date
    Dec. 12, 2004
    Location
    Massachusetts
    Posts
    6,603

    Default

    Gah, sorry, didn't get the notification for the first! (I browse on my phone, mostly.)

    Will respond ASAP, in the middle of purchasing a car today so it will probably be later this evening.



  9. #9
    Join Date
    Oct. 6, 2004
    Location
    central New York State
    Posts
    2,847

    Default

    Hi Gallop, it's been 5+ days and I have not heard from you. IS he still available? We are interested but if we find other horses we may have to pass. I don't want to put the pressure on but I need to move forward. Please email me so we can get the ball rolling. Thanks



  10. #10
    Join Date
    Oct. 6, 2004
    Location
    central New York State
    Posts
    2,847

    Default

    Thanks Prowling COthers. You should be patting yourselves on the back now. Sad how Cowardly you all are but that's the way society is today. Hide behind a keyboard. Everyone has faults, even me, even YOU. But I own up to mine and work to correct them. Every farm has flaws, just like every horse owner (and I've seen many off them who are HARDER to deal with than the horse).

    I don't crucify others you all are doing a such great job doing it and I hope you feel sanctimonious about all this. Good job. You can find a new target now. I have nothing to hide and welcome a visit by any of you, for the first time or again. First cup of tea is on me.



  11. #11
    Join Date
    Sep. 18, 2007
    Location
    FL
    Posts
    681

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by classicsporthorses View Post
    Thanks Prowling COthers. You should be patting yourselves on the back now. Sad how Cowardly you all are but that's the way society is today. Hide behind a keyboard. Everyone has faults, even me, even YOU. But I own up to mine and work to correct them. Every farm has flaws, just like every horse owner (and I've seen many off them who are HARDER to deal with than the horse).

    I don't crucify others you all are doing a such great job doing it and I hope you feel sanctimonious about all this. Good job. You can find a new target now. I have nothing to hide and welcome a visit by any of you, for the first time or again. First cup of tea is on me.
    Did I miss something?? I don't get this post at all???



  12. #12
    Join Date
    Nov. 16, 2004
    Location
    NE Indiana
    Posts
    5,530

    Default

    Huh??? Me either!



  13. #13
    Join Date
    Sep. 18, 2007
    Location
    FL
    Posts
    681

    Default

    Did you try posting on Equinesite?



  14. #14
    Join Date
    Jan. 10, 2010
    Posts
    1,005

    Default

    sounds as if the OP was given "inside info" about the individual interested in the mule, and that the info contained negative opinions of potential adopter's farm situation........
    makes one recall the parable about glass houses and stones



  15. #15
    Join Date
    Dec. 12, 2004
    Location
    Massachusetts
    Posts
    6,603

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by tallyho392 View Post
    sounds as if the OP was given "inside info" about the individual interested in the mule, and that the info contained negative opinions of potential adopter's farm situation........
    makes one recall the parable about glass houses and stones
    Long story short: I have decided to keep Henry close to me (under 2 hours) so that I can keep an eye on him, and csh is over 4. Why the need for a post on this thread, I have no idea.



  16. #16
    Join Date
    Nov. 24, 2002
    Location
    Northern KY
    Posts
    4,468

    Default Henry is adorable

    I had no idea a small mule could be that refined. I'll have to widen my horizons a bit.



  17. #17
    Join Date
    Dec. 12, 2004
    Location
    Massachusetts
    Posts
    6,603

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by 2ndyrgal View Post
    I had no idea a small mule could be that refined. I'll have to widen my horizons a bit.
    He is easily one of the most gorgeous mules I have ever met. Everyone comments on it. I suspect his momma was something cute and little, like a Morgan or Arab. He came out of PA (New Holland) so it's quite likely Morgan..



  18. #18
    Join Date
    Dec. 12, 2004
    Location
    Massachusetts
    Posts
    6,603

    Default

    Also, Henry is still looking for the perfect spot, and I get more re-attached to him on a daily basis!

    I know his ad sounds almost too good to be true, but he really is as described in terms of manners and ability. He is such a good character to have around, literally no trouble.

    I really, really want to keep him with me, but he's already bored and unhappy. I work 50+ hours a week and I see him twice a day when I bring the hay out. He glues himself right to me to beg for pets and attention, which he gets for like five minutes before I disappear again. Poor guy.



  19. #19
    Join Date
    Feb. 25, 2012
    Location
    Montana
    Posts
    2,556

    Default

    Where are you? I am in vermont, and at the moment am in the process of getting ready to put down my beloved elderly donkey who has been the BFF of my AQHA. May not be what you are looking for, I am here (but not always) and I do ride and love anythign with long ears! But....this is southern vermont and that may be too far anyway!! If you are still looking and I am in the two hour range i would be happy to "chat" more! He is absolutely gorgeous!



  20. #20
    Join Date
    Sep. 18, 2007
    Location
    FL
    Posts
    681

    Default

    litigator - your 'location; is shown as Montana



Similar Threads

  1. anyone trail ride on a MULE?
    By lovemytbs in forum Endurance and Trail Riding
    Replies: 35
    Last Post: Apr. 2, 2012, 03:31 PM
  2. Few Photos of a perfect New England Fall trail ride.
    By Huntertwo in forum Endurance and Trail Riding
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: Dec. 16, 2011, 11:21 AM
  3. Adorable Pony Mule Gelding -- MA
    By GoForAGallop in forum Giveaways
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: Apr. 11, 2011, 11:50 AM
  4. Replies: 0
    Last Post: Jul. 30, 2010, 01:14 AM
  5. *Adorable Mule* at Loudoun County Shelter
    By Milocalwinnings in forum Giveaways
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: Aug. 2, 2008, 08:44 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •