A Horse's View: Is the long-eared guy a 'mule'?

Dear Diary,

I can’t decide if I was more surprised yesterday or today.

Yesterday we went for a ride. It was fun…until we got near these GIANTS. At least that is what I thought they were at first. But then I figured out it was just a huge wall. I think it was a can-yin like my mom told me about when I was a foal. I kept expecting to see some relatives but I didn’t. There were little bits of grass that were REALLY tasty – and – a couple that I wish I hadn’t tried. They were pokey and tasted bad.

Newt trying not to stare at the long eared guy.

Newt trying not to stare at the long eared guy.

Then today was a totally different kind of strange. Mom put me in a trailer that was great because it had alfalfa hay. I love alfalfa hay. Then some, well, strange looking guy jumped in beside me. I tried not to stare at him. I know it is rude…but his EARS WERE HUGE! I finally snuck a peek at him and found that he was staring at me. I guess he is OK. He didn’t mess with the alfalfa so I was happy.

Well, time for bed. I’m still tired from yesterday.

I wonder what will happen tomorrow.


Newt saying hi to his new friend, the mule.

Newt saying hi to his new friend, the mule.


  1. bernquist on January 15, 2015 at 10:08 pm

    Newt and the mule look like real great friends! Does the mule have a name?

    • Stacy on January 17, 2015 at 2:20 pm

      His name was Pistolero:)

  2. Faye Bryan on January 13, 2015 at 11:17 pm

    Seeing a mule cannot even compare with Janeece seeing his first camel; it was bad enough smelling it, but when he saw that camel, he was never the same; he didn’t miss a thing in the trail class, did everything just exactly as he was supposed to, but he did not take his eyes off the camel. The judges were laughing, I was laughing, and said; “go ahead and mark him off, he just say his first camel.

  3. Jenny Northcott on January 13, 2015 at 1:10 pm

    That did say “crack me up” until my smarter than me auto correct changed it! Lol

  4. Jenny Northcott on January 13, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    Oh Newt, you car me up! Lol

  5. johanna on January 13, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    Newt, I sure hope you’ll fill us in on comparison training notes with your new friend! ..waiting with bated breath 🙂

  6. Darlene on January 13, 2015 at 11:04 am

    I love Newt’s stories….he is just a all round interesting when he does a commentary.

  7. Robin on January 13, 2015 at 10:38 am

    The horse I am leasing hates mules. I didn’t know this until we came across them on a trail ride. The only way we got past them was sticking his nose into his friend’s butt. He still snorted long after we were past them.

  8. Susan Riedy on January 13, 2015 at 9:05 am

    Newt says..Holy crap what is that…love the first pic..see you you can’t judge a book by it’s cover….

  9. Bonnie M. Butler on January 13, 2015 at 9:04 am

    That was so cute…………

  10. Lisa Alton on January 13, 2015 at 12:01 am

    Newt, you are a hoot… would toss you a peppermint if I could…

  11. Snickers on January 13, 2015 at 12:00 am

    Newt, your expression in the first pic is too dang funny!

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