Monday, April 6, 2009

Athletes come in all sizes !!!!

What an amazing time we had at Mule Days......oh my, I have never in my life experienced something like this. These guys are truly athletes. It is incredible how hard these guys work, and how much heart they have. I have newly gained respect for the mule. Thinking back to the days when we did not have nice big Kabota tractors to plow or fields, or cut our hay. These guys did it day in and day out. Here are a few pictures. Will get some more in the next few days. Just wanted to give you a taste of what I got to experience.

These are small mules, pulling a sled with concrete blocks in them. Of course they did not pull as many as the guys below.
These guys right here were incredible. I think they got up to about 6100 lbs before they were done.

Just look at them digging in:

Now these 2 fellers here were something else. I think Rudy (the mini) was about 30 inches or so, but Shorty (LOL) was 19.2 hands. He was for sale for 7500.00.....(I almost had enough..LOL)

Here is Shorty pulling his wagon. Notice how much taller he is than the wagon. Or heck, even the car...

I thought this little team was too darn cute. This little guy is starting early. He will be as good as his Granddad one day.

I had a wonderful time, and if you ever get the chance to go to Mule Days in Columbia, Tennessee......pleeeeaaaaasssee go. It is awesome.
More to come later......even the picture of the new saddle my sweet Bear bought me. I have been riding horses since I was 3 years old and have NEVER owned a new saddle. I am sooooo excited. More pics to come.
Missed you guys....