The Natural Superiority of Mules: A Celebration of One of the Most Intelligent, Sure-Footed, and Misunderstood Animals in the World, Second Edition

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Mules are hybrids within the animal kingdom—the infertile offspring of male donkeys and female horses. Baby mules are more playful and curious than their other equine cousins, and the mature mule is one of the most fascinating, yet often underappreciated, creatures in the world. In the first paperback edition of The Natural Superiority of Mules, distinguished rancher John Hauer celebrates these magnificence of the mule through essays, articles, stories, and over 150 beautiful full-color photographs.

The pieces in this collection draw attention to many of this hybrid’s most impressive characteristics, including its strength, grace, and loyalty. Other sections are dedicated to mule genetics, mule training, and mule history. Contributors to this distinct collection range from recognized professionals in the equine community to those who have recently purchased their first mules. These experts and aficionados include Janet Lowe, Betty Robinson, Robert M. Miller DVM, Sena Hauer, and more than two dozen others!

Mule lovers will be enchanted--—and horse lovers just may be converted—--by these tales of the stamina, intelligence, loyalty, and common sense displayed by the average mule.
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John Hauer is the owner and operator of two ranches, a 1,400-acre ranch in the Black Hills of South Dakota, and a ranch located on the banks of the Colorado River north of Moab, Utah. John and his wife, Sena, buy, sell, raise, and ride mules on their "Back Country Mules" ranch north of Moab. His articles about mules have been published in the Saturday Evening Post and in Mules and More. He resides in Moab, Utah.

Sue Cole is the senior editor of Mules and More. She has been an avid mule rider for more than forty years and purchased Mules and More in 1990. She enjoys riding mule trails with her thirty-seven-year-old mule, Star, and her children and grandchildren.
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Simon and Schuster
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Published on
Jan 7, 2014
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Pages
240
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ISBN
9781628738841
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Language
English
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Genres
Nature / Animals / Horses
Pets / Essays & Narratives
Pets / Horses
Pets / Reference
Sports & Recreation / Equestrian
Sports & Recreation / Rodeos
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