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Steadfast-Mule

Working with Mules

Stubborn, obstinate, headstrong — all words that have been used to describe mules. And calling someone “mulish” or “muleheaded” has never been intended as a compliment. Mules have a reputation for being difficult to work with. Stories abound about mules simply refusing to work for ...

mammoth

The Mammoth Jackstock Donkey: A Presidential ‘Stomp’ of Approval

Despite a long history of livestock breed development in America, few breeds can claim they originated from the vision of a U.S. president. The American Mammoth Jackstock, however, can. George Washington believed that the growth of the U.S. would require superior draft animals, such as the ...

The History of Donkeys in America

In Donkey (Reaktion Books, 2011) Jill Bough champions the donkey as one of the most useful domesticated animals throughout history. The book takes a look at the cultural history of the donkey to demonstrate why this humble creature is deserving of our respect and appreciation. The following ...

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