Wagons being pulled by horses and mules

Wounds from badly fitting tack (tackle).Learning objectivesAfter studying this unit you should know:

1 What is African horse sickness.
2 Precautions to take against African horse sickness.
African horse sicknessThis is a disease which is spread by mosquitoes and affects mules, horses and donkeys.

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Hinnies and mulesThe father of the hinny is a horse and the mother is a donkey.

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Mammoth Jackstock is the world’s largest breed of ass. They are tall and sturdy, with substantially thick legs and large, well-made massive heads. Their ears are one of their outstanding trademarks often measuring 33 inches from tip to tip. The primary function of American Mammoth Jackstock has always been to produce draft mules. Today, the Mammoth Jackstock have become a rare breed.

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Pepper Ann is an 9 year old beautiful dapple gray Quarter Horse Molly mule. Out of a Hancock mare. She is great on the trail...did I say broke, broke, broke? She has been ridden by an 8 yr old boy up to an 80 yr old man. Will go anywhere you point her. She has been ridden in South Dakota, Colorado and Shawnee and Big South Fork.

Mules, donkeys and horses need to wear collars to pull agricultural tools or carts.

What makes a mule different from a horse

Both the mule and the hinny have more endurance by far than the horse, and are more resistant to parasites and disease, require less feed for good health, have tougher hooves than the horse, and have an incredible sense of self preservation that keeps them safe, which is often mistaken for stubbornness. The horse has a flight reflex when startled and the donkey has a freeze reflex; mules and hinnies can exhibit both the freeze and flight reflexes, depending on their own unique personalities and the situation at hand.

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The hinny, or hinney, is also called a mule. However, the hinny is the hybrid cross between a male horse (stallion), and a female donkey (jenny, or jennet). The hinny is different from a mule in very subtle ways. For instance, the hinny is a somewhat slower and more meticulous mover than the mule. He inherits his way of going from the jennet as does the mule, which tends to be a little faster, more energetic and more agile—like the mare. The hinny, because of his meticulous way of going, is actually better in very steep, rocky terrain and, especially, in loose rock, and will not tire as quickly as a mule. Gaited hinnies are preferable in this kind of terrain where there is little opportunity to gallop because they have a smooth, more ground-covering gait.

The stamina of the horse was not equal to the mule or the oxen and they were more likely to stray or be stolen by marauding Indians.

The best horses were used by the cavalry

When a mammoth jack is bred to a horse, the outcome is an exceptional animal called a mule. A mule is superior in their working abilities and endurance, compared to oxen or horses.

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The hooves of a hinny tend to be more donkey-like—narrow, oval and more upright—where the hooves of a mule will look more horse-like; a little rounder (although still oval), with slightly more angle than the donkey hoof, but not as flat, round and angled as the horse’s hoof. On both hinnies and mules, the hooves should be trimmed more upright and the heels should be left longer than the hooves of the horse.

A mule is the offspring of a male donkey (called a jack) and a female horse (called a mare)

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A hinny resembles a horse more than it does an ass. It looks more like a horse with long ears and looks very much like a mule. The hinny has been used as a saddle animal from antiquity and is more difficult to produce than the mule, because the jennet does not conceive well with the stallion.