We all see the working mules in the summer on trails, packing gear, or helping in their many different roles. But what do they do during the winter when they are not working? Well, I think I have spotted a few in Gardnerville, Nevada taking a deserving break. They appeared so happy, content, and friendly. There were even a few horses amongst the resting herd. I am so sad I didn't have any treats for them. Of course, the owners may not be too pleased with me if I fed them... but I secretly promised I would return with a few carrots. They are truly beautiful!
Trail mules looking for treats.
Gardnerville NV, is next to Minden, east of Lake Tahoe, south of both Carson City, and Reno NV.
I would love to hear from you! What are your experiences with working mules? Share your stories, please! Thank you, Linda
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My love for animals comes from my parents when they use to buy me play horse statues and later my first pony when I was five. The pony was kind of mean, so I then got a horse. One horse later grew to a whole stable of many horses, cats, and a dog.