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    Default Two Mules in CO Fires Follow Their Friend Being Evacuated in Trailer

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    Oh my word!!!! WAIT FOR US!!!
    That really got a tear in my eye. Please tell me they got them!!
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    Comment below the photo says they're ok. -whew-
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    Well, the caption says that they are safe, but will need new homes, as their owners have lost everything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Louise View Post
    Well, the caption says that they are safe, but will need new homes, as their owners have lost everything.
    I know how awful, Apparently the rescuer has taken them all in for now.
    Adorable mules!
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    That is awesome!

    When I was visiting my family in Colorado last year and there was a story of a mule that led horses to safety in the High Park Fire.
    Where the short cows roam.

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    I wonder why all three weren't loaded in the trailer in the first place.


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    They're mules. My guess is they were using mule discretion regarding being loaded in a stranger's trailer.

    Or, there may not have been room.
    Where the short cows roam.

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    that's why mules often make such good pack animals-they bond with a horse leader and then loyally follow...

    poor things-I hope it all turns out for them.



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    Quote Originally Posted by DancingArabian View Post
    I wonder why all three weren't loaded in the trailer in the first place.
    Me too. I'm going to give AC the benefit of the doubt for now, but it doesn't make sense.

    Quote Originally Posted by microbovine View Post
    They're mules. My guess is they were using mule discretion regarding being loaded in a stranger's trailer.

    Or, there may not have been room.
    The mules not loading in a strange trailer isn't "mule discretion" it's lack of training on the part of the owner. However, even that doesn't make sense, because if they are that bonded with the mare, they should have followed her right in.

    I'm going with the thought they knew the mules would be smart enough to follow the trailer out, and if the horse were left behind, she would panic and not know what to do.
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    I hope to never be in that situation. How on earth do you decide who to take and who to leave?
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    You can't see how many animals are on the trailer. It might have already been full. I don't know of too many facilities that have enough trailers to evacuate all the animals at once. It would involve multiple trips or a reliance on rescue crews. Maybe some private owners have a trailer that can hold all of their animals, but a large breeder or a trainer with many show, lesson, or training horses is unlikely to have enough slots. I also know lots of people who board and don't own a trailer at all.



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