Wynonna is a 15.2hh 11 year old gaited palomino molly mule. Wynonna is coming from a friend and fan of the ranch that wanted to see her used and go to a great home. Our friend runs a rescue operation and with 22 animals and Wynonna was not being ridden regularly. Wynonna was the animal they put their less experienced riders on. Gwen says “She is a wonderful girl if not somewhat opinionated at times and will take the occasional grass breaks on the trail from a less experienced rider. Other than that, her personality is a 10!!! Unfortunately we currently have 22 horses at our rescue and Wynonna is very under utilized.” We have taken Wynonna out on several rides already and into the high country and she has been fantastic. She barely needed a tune-up after almost a year off. Nothing bothers this girl and she is an intelligent, sure-footed, and calm mount. She is a smooth ride and his a nice forward moving mule that likes to ride out front but she’s fine in the middle and the back as well. She is not a poke along mule that constantly need prodding but she’ll go whatever pace you ask her to. Her color is awesome and she has little white spots and roaning in her coat when she shed out in the summer and a pretty white star on her forehead. She has great feet and we’ve had no trouble riding her barefoot in the rocky mountains. She is a willing partner, good for the farrier, good with clippers, and easy to catch. She has a sweet, goofy personality and is looking forward to being someone’s baby. We will be even more selective about her home than usual as we promised Gwen this awesome girl would go to a fantastic home. She does great packing but she is not the right fit for a hunter because she does not like to pack dead animals.
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.
Turbo is one of the friendliest mules you’ll ever meet. He has a puppy dog personality and is more disappointed to not get caught when we leave him behind than any mule I’ve ever worked with. He really loves to go on adventures and be around people. He is also remarkably calm and nothing seems to bother him. He’s never offered to kick, bite, or even buck during round pen sessions. Bred by Five Mile Farm this stunning 5 year old dun mule comes from champion bloodlines. He is the last colt out of champion jack Jethro who sired 4 National Halter Champions – 2 Mules & 2 Donkeys. His dam is a working cow horse and a registered quarter horse. He’s 15.1hh, with a nice stocky build, and the sweetest disposition, and his color and markings are to die for. Everyone thinks he is part zebra! He tail is very nice as well, he just lost a hunk while being shipped but is is growing back quickly. He is almost pink in color in the summer and his dun factor is out of this world! He truly loves people and runs to meet you at the gate. Turbo was in a pasture for his first 5 years when we purchased him but 5 is truly the ideal time to start a mule and he has been incredibly calm and easy to work with. He received a lot of human interaction but just wasn’t started under saddle. He saddles calmly, will stand calmly while groomed, and picks up all his feet well. We have ponied him for miles and nothing bothers this boy! He hasn’t spooked once, not even on busy roads. He ponies beautifully and we e have put his first rides on him now with no drama. I expect him to be green broke by late summer. I (Katherine Grand) will be riding him in Ty Evans mule clinic in July and we will be taking him into the high country soon.