Ruby- SOLD to Julie Horsch and Dave Glenn in Wyoming
Ruby is a 9 year old 15hh stunning sorrel mule with white stockings, an dun stripe down her back, white on her tail, and lots of chrome. She is touch control, has a one rein neck rein, she has a great motor, great brakes, and a nice disposition. She is good with her ears, and good for the farrier. She backs up very well, has a nice lope, and very smooth trot. Her color and conformation are to die for. She has been used to work cattle, trail rides beautifully, packs, and crosses water. She is the type of mule that generally makes you walk after her for a couple minutes before being caught but we would definitely not classify her as difficult to catch.
She did have a minor coronary band injury that causes one hoof to grow thicker below the scar. She will always grow a thicker hoof there and because of this regular hoof care is important. We spoke with her original owner and he said this was caused by a barbed wire injury when she was young and had never caused any lameness. Both her veterinarian and farrier agree that with regular hoof maintenance this injury should not cause any lameness and will be cosmetic.
We initially sold her to a family with kids and she was not a good fit for them as she took advantage of the kids by testing her boundaries and trying to get away with doing things her way. She was great for the adults and she has been great with all ability riders on her other than complete beginners. With her lovely handle and experienced rider will enjoy this mule much more than a beginner anyway. Even after 6 months post purchase we agreed to trade them another mule that would be a better fit for them. That is how committed we are to our animals and our clients.