Last Tuesday morning I attended a Mule Theory Training Course at Paccombe Training Centre with Ben Hart. I was in my element, being an avid mule fan. Ben said that someone once told him that mules are like marmite, you either love them or you hate them and this is so true! Some people find them difficult and stubborn and prefer the simplicity of donkeys or horses/ponies.
About the mule
We have been having a busy week in the vet projects department as a research study that we have recently published has caught the attention of the media, including BBC Radio Devon and BBC News Online.
A 3 year old mule called Syd was relinquished to the Sanctuary earlier this month. Although he's friendly, he is very nervous.
Yakof is an 18 year old grey mule who will be leaving the Isolation Unit today to go and live at Little Buffalo Barn here at the Sanctuary, where our team will keep a close eye on him due to a neurological condition that he has.
A mule is the result of breeding between a male donkey and a female horse. It is said to have the body of the horse with extremities of a donkey. Mules can range in height from 36 inches up to 17 hands, depending on the size of the mare and stallion used.