Jack and Bill
Lately, I’ve become enamored with team horses, mule teams, miniature teams … no explanation, never had any, never been around many, except when they were in parades.
While taking a leisurely browse through the “Horses For Sale” sites, I happened upon … “Jack and Bill”.
It is for sure that I wouldn’t know what to do with them and certainly wouldn’t know where to put them, … but I actually thought for more than a few minutes how much fun it would be to have them.
Here is their ad.
Mule Team Jack and Bill For Sale
Bombproof gentle mule team perfect for kids, parades, wagon trains and companionship. They ride, too!
Jack and Bill are big-kid broke, little-kid broke, car, truck and tractor broke. They’re easy to catch, bridle, harness, shoe and sure love to have their ears rubbed. I’ve ridden them too.
I bought this team from a fellow who owned them 13 years. The only reason they came on the market was he died. Then they pulled his hearse.
Jack and Bill have plowed, cultivated tobacco, pulled a mower, sled and wagon and have logged more wagon train miles than I can imagine.
They would make the perfect team for anyone who wants to hook up to a wagon one weekend and then have their kids drive in a parade the next.
These boys know they’re job.I’ve lit the wood stove in my wagon while they stood quietly in the harness. I’ve shot film footage from the wagon roof while steering them from there down the road. I’ve had kids haul hay with them in a farm wagon and even steer them during Christmas hay rides.
In the past month I’ve done the following with Jack and Bill: towed my wagon 60 miles one week, driven them to the library the next for a presentation, driven them in the St. Patrick’s Day parade. That’s in addition to their regular workouts.
You won’t find a gentler, more loving mule team. Period.
Reason for selling: Last year I rode my mule Woody across America and this was the team I was going to drive across the USA this year.I need a smaller, faster, younger team of mules more suited to the thousands of road miles ahead of us.Driving season is here. Jack and Bill are in shape and ready to hook to your wagon today!
Hummm … I think I’ll take one more look around the barn and see it there just might be room for these boys.