"Tough, intelligent, always ready to do the job. Riders, drivers, packers and mule traders know his secrets and sing his praises. From Missouri to California, he was the long-eared hero of the Old West."
To most people, the mule is a mystery. They make fun of his long ears and raucous voice. Declare authoritavely how "stubborn" he is. Even confuse him with the fuzzy little burro.
What makes mule people such staunch advocates on this long-eared critter?
Thousands of mules carried trade goods between Santa Fe and California on the twelve-hundred-mile Old Spanish Trail. He was worth ten times the price of a horse and men went any length — even stealing and risking their lives — to get one.
They knew that with the mule's superior intelligence, sense of self-preservation and amazing endurance, he was a breed apart. And when the job was tough, you couldn't have a tougher more willing partner.
"The Long-Eared Hero of the Old Spanish Trail."
- J&S Productions
- DVD Video
- 98 Minutes