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Daniel Buck
who is being mulish?
Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:12am

Riding a mule in the Bolivian Andes was common for a variety of reasons. Your arguing that Cassidy and Sundance would have been foolish to ride mules in the Andes flies in the face of the evidence about why people did ride mules in the Andes. The bandits made a rational decision.

If they had not had the bad luck to bump into a patrol coming from another direction, they might well have escaped. Dan

  • Two Mules for Two FoolsChrisV, Thu Apr 12 5:37am
    Vince you act like horses can't do anything. I live in pretty rocky harsh terrain, horses get up the mountain just fine. Let me ask a serious question for Dan. Was the posse that was looking for the... more
    • Horses-Mules: hard countrySimon Casson, Sun Apr 15 5:59am
      Bones was a horse lent by Tom Klumker, an old friend/packer/outfitter from Glenwood - neighbors to the McKeens at the Wilson-Stevens (WS Ranch). A tremendous mare, with huge stamina and an excellent... more
      • Re: Horses-Mules: hard countryChrisV, Sun Apr 15 7:30am
        What a great name lol. Again, I agree mules are great for packing. For riding and specifically escaping, depending on the terrain, a horse would be better in certain situations. best, Chris
    • who is being mulish? — Daniel Buck, Thu Apr 12 6:12am
    • Re: Two Mules for Two FoolsDaniel Buck, Thu Apr 12 6:00am
      Chris, there were a number of posses looking for the Aramayo bandits, but no information that I recall about what kinds of mounts the members of the posses were riding. Could have been mules, horses, ... more
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