Today is Mule Day, marking importation of the first Spanish jack to the U.S., a gift from King Charles III of Spain to George Washington, on October 26, 1785. Washington, a mule enthusiast, named his donkey Royal Gift and went on to breed him to the mares of the finest families in the Confederate of the United States.
In case you’re interested in this fascinating subject, a mule is the sterile offspring of a mare (female horse) and a jack (male donkey or scientifically the domesticated ass.) The opposite combination (a jennet, a female donkey) and a stallion (male horse) produces a hinny. If you’re wondering why there are more mules than hinnies (and I know you are,) you can get more info here
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