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    Posted: 14 June 2003 at 06:08
i know that this one's been run around so many times you could fall into the rut and never get back up, but which do you guys prefer?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 June 2003 at 04:53
Mules is smarter an' has more personality than horses.  For conversation, mules is tops.  They can be a lil' stubborn and slow, but they cover rough country with heavy loads much better, and mosly without shoes to boot.  I prefer a horse to ride, they jus' set a better pace.  Mules also don't git hurt as often as horses (part of bein' smarter I suppose).  A mule thinks things out more before he does 'em.  LIke when they come to a narrow spot in the trail with obstacles on both sides.   A pack horse will usually jus' blunder on through with his load, spookin' hisself an' knockin' the load about.  A mule will size up the opening with his load in mind.  If its too narrow, he'll jus' stop cold.  The packer is supposed to watch out for thet kind of stuff, but I gotta confess to daydreamin' at times an' gettin' too involved with my ceegars.  Nice to have a mule lookin' out  fer me.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 June 2003 at 05:09
Talking to horses is a normal thing.  But I only talk to cows when no one ain't around.  Now I ain't never said a word to a pig... and folks who talk to mules ain't no better'n folks who talk to pigs! 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 June 2003 at 08:53
Good to see you 'round, Lane.  You ol' sidewinding tater haid.  Shed them whites an' get a decent pair of boots an' you'll be chasin' them horses down like an' injun.  You shot up all that ammo yet?  Plannin' a trip into the Winds for the 4th.  Like to go into the park, but we ain't got the horses moved to ID yet an' its too far to haul for a 3 day trip.  You able to get into the mountins over yonder yet?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 June 2003 at 11:37

Still got some ammo left.  I've got all the used brass boxed up and ready to send you, just ain't mailed it yet.  At least that's some progress.  Figgered I better check with you where to send them... Ideehoe or big wonderful Wyomin'?  I'm going to send you a couple boxes of 250's, but they've been out of stock last couple times I checked.  Send me a PM with the address where you want these. 

The mountains around here are really just foothills.  We've taken the cattle up.  The new horses shined.  Been workin' like a dog... putin' up hay.  Ain't had a chance to ride the new horses for a few weeks.  Been anxious to ride again.  You could problee talk me into a ride through the Park sometime. 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 June 2003 at 12:30

I still got my address in P-dale.  Ain't gonna lose my Wyoming residency.  Best to ship there.  The wife can pick it up and I'll take it back with me on Monday.  Been lookin' at land here (we got none with our house).  Its dam expensive.  $10,000 an acre around home.  May look for a tenant to care for my stock for reduced rent.  This is a real city place.  Even got a lawn an' sprinklers to boot!  Ain't never had sprinklers in the ground before.  Get funny looks when I park my horsetrailer on the road.  Ain't sure I want to hunt round here.  Too many people.  Gotta haul 2 hours for a wilderness unit (near McKay).  Hell, I can go home quicker than that!  Ideeho may jus' have to be my "seasonal home" like them big wigs from Californy what buy up all the land to build summer homes they never come to.  Besides, I ain't too fond of state income tax.  Reckin' I ain't gotta pay it if it ain't my main home.

Jus' send that brass on down.  Got my reloadin' bench set up in the garage.  Bort a 44mag for bear protection.  Can stuff it in the saddle bag when I enter the parks.  You can bet it'll be unner my pillow at night though.



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 June 2003 at 14:39

Most people are smarter  than horse. Few are as smart as a mule. Burros will outwit you everytime.I usually cuss the horses, talk to the mules, if I talk to the burros, thye ignore me. I guees the conversation is a high enough grade for them.

Don't discount those pigs though, they are one smart animal. Probably the smartest on the farm.

My cousin had an old sow down in New Mexico that had it's little ones in Feb. She was killling all of them and they saved one.The boy brought it into the house and fixed up a bed by the potbelly stove. In about a week that thing was house broke. As it got to be about 20-25 lbs, it decided it needed to take over the old chair that my cousin sat in. There was a couple of big fights with a lot of squealing. They final chucked the pig outside. It ran straight through the screen door and dove for the chair.

The only way out was a pig roast that following weekend. It sure went dwon hard , but tasted so good everybody allowed that it was worth the sacrifice, except the boy.

Selway: My mules might not talk to you, unless you take soem ploitical sciences courses and bone up alittle

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 June 2003 at 04:32
Okay Saddlesore, maybe them mules is purty intelligent.  But I don't like to talk politics, so I still ain't gunna talk to no mules!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 June 2003 at 15:38
boy, i just noticed that there sure are a lot of GREENHORNS in here!!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 June 2003 at 04:23

Tash - If you'd've grandfathered me in from the last forum, I might've been a tenderfoot right now.

Mule - To get outta the wind and away from the hords of tourists with cameras around their necks, I'd gladly pay my 8% to the state.  'Sides, these funeral p'taters we got around here ain't bad eatin'.  I hit as many funerals as I can... whether I knowed the fellers or not!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 June 2003 at 07:13

SP, Those lads over on the other site kept giving me flames about feeding my mule jelly donuts. All those healthy types run jog, tread mill , all that stuff to get in shape. Me and the mules eat jelly donuts to get in shape. You know round is a shape too.

Mule refers to my type of hunting as ride by shooting. I don't get more than 100 yds away from the mule. Most of my elk are killed  when I'm standing right next to the mule. If I can throw a saddle up and pack a sawbuck, I'm in shape.

Plus it leaves me more time to talk to my mules.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 June 2003 at 12:19

Which cost the least, horses, mules or burros? I was thinking about getting a horse, so as to use that as transportation in the woods rather than an atv, but they are just too damned expensive.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 June 2003 at 02:01

Hell, buying them is the least most expensive part. Feeding and taking care, tack and trailers get up there fast.

Burros are probably the cheapest, I would pay a lot more money for a good mule vs a good horse. Of course I'm predjudiced. I figure the only thing a horse is good for is making a good mule. Every time I'm around  one of those ding a ling horses, I think how lucky I am to be riding and packing my mules. However, a bad mule is ten times worse than a bad hore

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 June 2003 at 04:26

Onliest thing more expensive to keep than hosses is wives.  It could be said that a smart man avoids both, an' holds on to his money for huntin' trips.  But I ain't gonna say it.

NH, the best thing you can do would be to join a saddle club.  Learn a lil' 'bout equines an' see if its sumthin' you wanna get involved with.  Takes a lot of time to keep a horse healthy an' sharp.  Once you get 'em, you cain't go on vacations at will, an' it makes you more of a home body.  Best to go into it with open eyes.



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 June 2003 at 06:44

Mule. By God your'e right. My first wife cost me $72000 to get rid of, plus the house, a new car and the credit crad bill she had racked up.

If it weren't for the one I have now, I would have died  of starvation.

Every man deserves one good wife, one good mule and one good dog. I'm still trying to figure out how I got all three.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 June 2003 at 00:55

I got the good dog part, and i am too young to marry, and i dont have the money to buy a mule, so i have 1/3! and a lot of money left over too!

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