Mules can be ideal farm animals to help you tackle tasks on the homestead with ease.
Larry Case

1. Mules live longer than horses.

2. A mule has more stamina and endurance than a horse (hybrid vigor).

3. A mule is more sure-footed than your average horse.

4. By and large, they are more intelligent than horses.

5. Pound for pound, a mule is stronger than a horse.

6. A mule typically eats less than a horse.

7. A mule a much greater sense of self-preservation. They are always aware of their surroundings.

8. Mules are healthier in general and more durable than horses.

9. A mule’s feet are very hard and tough, and they usually do not require shoes in most conditions.

10. Mules have more character. (Horse folks will argue with that).

This article was originally published in The NEW PIONEER™ Spring 2016 issue. Subscription is available in print and digital editions here.

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