Outing the most horrible 'Horse For Sale' Ads on Craigslist with "helpful" commentary :) I will occasionally be delving into other areas of the horse world too.
Do you want to rant and rave about a Craigslist ad you saw? Write up a rant, send me pics of the ad, and whatever pictures are included, and I'll start publishing them as 'guest blogs'. I'm an equal opportunity ranter!
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Meanest Little Mule In Iowa
Gotta be a quick post today, its a day off from work, and 200 things to do of course.
So today we have the Meanest Little Mule In Iowa.
Meanest little mule in Iowa (Chariton)
I ended up the meanest little mule and would really like to find a home for her. Ideally, she would be great guarding someones sheep or calves. The best possible situation for her and her new owner would be to turn her out and never want to catch her again-atleast not very often. I did finally get a halter on her and she is tied out eating grass. Believe me, that is something for her!! She will kick at you with both back feet--several times in a row. She'll even run backwards after you and try kicking you. My husband calls her DB-Double Barrel. She will warn you before she kicks, her tail swishes like crazy. She will turn and face you if she has to, but be careful when you reach out, she will try to bite you. I think it's just a warning though, because she hasn't gotten us with her teeth yet. She will lead, when she decides to. If you think you could possibly "bond" with her, PLEASE give me a call. I have a seven year old daughter who doesn't need to be around her. She is a cute little thing though, buckskin/dun with a dorsal stripe and a few white hairs on her head. Please do not call me if you are looking for a petting zoo pet. Thanks for reading!! (641)---1137 Kelly
My friend sent me this gem. She herself lives in Iowa, and this is one that she's come across. I found it pretty funny, to tell the truth. This is a person that probably has never worked with mules/donkeys before, and this smart little mule/donkey has figured out how to get the best of her.
Most of it is just behavioral re-training (really nothing that some time in a stall, she gets fed only from YOU on YOUR terms, and other such methods wouldn't fix ....and yes, you can 'round pen' in a stall if she won't let you get a halter on ... there are lots of gentle ways to handle this angry animal) but the one line that concerns me a bit is where she says the animal is tied on the grass. Thats a highly dangerous situation just waiting for a broken leg or two.
The ad is recent, within a few days, so if there's anyone that is in the area that might be interested, I have the full ad saved with all the contact information.
No pictures unfortunately, woulda been nice, but no such luck.
I'm off to the library with kids in tow - tomorrow will be the stallion ad I can't wait to put up - have a great day everyone!