Thursday, March 13, 2014

Horses, no, they're mules

I had to laugh, TexWis Girl pointed out that these are mules and not horses.  Ah well, I know now.   A Mule is half horse, half donkey so I guess I was half right, and yes I am still chuckling.  Thanks for the correction TW :)  I thought of removing the poem but I like it so decided to keep it as is.


"Somewhere in time's own space
There must be some sweet pastured place,
Where creeks sing on and tall trees grow



Some paradise where horses go.
For by the love that guides my pen,
I know great horses live again."

~Stanley Harrison~


It's those long ears isn't it?  Now I look at their expressions, they look a little disgusted that I confused them with horses. Mules can be beautiful too.

20 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

these are actually mules. :)

Indrani said...

They make good photo subjects!
Nice to see them free.

Sandra said...

so we will just say some paradise where mules go... i love them as much as horses. i just stopped and asked google is a mule a horse and found someone said they are hybrid horses. i like that and it also said
It has been claimed that mules are "more patient, sure-footed, hardy and long-lived than horses, and they are considered less obstinate, faster
plus they are darned cute

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

Thank goodness for Texgirl. She is and avid observer when it comes to animals, birds, geese. She saves me from silly names I think they are many times. Grateful for her.

I think I know a robin, bluebird.
The rest I call pretty birds.

I thought we had a deer on the road one day running. Turned out it was a baby Mose.

What do I know.

So I like your not horses. But Mules.

Enjoy your day.

Gail Dixon said...

I have made that mistake before, too! I'm not a horse person, so I don't know the difference. Still, nice photos and poem. :)

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Not sure I would have known whether they were mules, donkeys, burros or a type of horse so glad others know the difference and can provide helpful info.

Betsy Adams said...

Hi There, We are home from George's fabulous birthday trip. I will blog about it tomorrow. It was truly a trip we will be talking about for a VERY long time!!!!

I'm sure the mules don't mind being called horses!!!! ha

Great photos.
Hugs,
Betsy

SquirrelQueen said...

Haha, TexWis Girl knows her horses and mules. Those guys still make wonderful photos.

Linda Gross said...

Reminds me of the blog post in which I identified a critter as a squirrel but it was actually a chipmunk .. or was it the other way around.

RoeH said...

Yup. Mules don't have as much pleasing personality as horses do. Though they're not far from it. I still love 'em. I've thought for years about taking a mule ride down into the Grand Canyon, but have been told so many times that it is very uncomfortable.

Em Parkinson said...

They do! I love mules and I guess, like a mongrel dog, they have less of the inherent problems some horses can have.

Willow said...

They are half horse, half donkey thus makes ~ mules :) Looks like one is pregnant for a late SPring baby perhaps :))

SeagullSuzie said...

I love the poem. The mules seem to be saying "oh not another photograph...say cheese dear"

William Kendall said...

They're quite photogenic mules!

Elephant's Child said...

My father told me I was being mulish when I sulked as a child. I hadn't realised he was paying me a compliment...

Michelle said...

They make great subjects for photographs!

genie said...

I didn’t grow up in the country so I can really relate to your story. Still the photos are so nice.

Adam said...

I think most picture them as gray and ugly. They look much better with the different colors

Valerie said...

I confess to ignorance.... however, now I know they are mules! Lovely ones, at that.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I'm sure good mules go there too! Greaet pictures.