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Daniel Buck
editing lapse corrected
Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:59am
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if you read up on mules in high mountain terrain, you'll find that they are a better choice than horses. That's why horses are preferred in the Kentucky Derby, and mules are preferred in the Bolivian Andes.

As well, if one is escaping across the Boundary Waters, a canoe is preferred to a horse or a mule. The English Channel, lots of choices, swimming, ferry, etc. But not a horse or mule.

Mount Everest, on foot. A Ducati on Mount Everest would be faster, up as far as the first wall. On foot is preferred. Dan

  • Re: Your rightDaniel Buck, Thu Apr 12 6:39am
    Chris, if you read up on mules, especially mules in high mountain terrain, you'll find that they are a better choice than horses. That's why horses are preferred in the Kentucky Derby, and mules are... more
    • editing lapse corrected — Daniel Buck, Thu Apr 12 6:59am
      • Re: editing lapse correctedChrisV, Thu Apr 12 7:13am
        Your Ducati example is poor. Both a horse and a mule are capable of climbing rough country. Horses have the advantage of speed if needed
        • on Mount Eerest, the Ducati comes in secondDaniel Buck, Thu Apr 12 7:24am
          Actually, the Ducati is a great example, faster than all get out, except on certain terrains. On Mount Everest, foot power is preferred, not to mention faster. As well, speed is not an infinite... more
          • Its a two wheel drive vehicle on a mountain. To say a horse is a two wheel drive animal only meant for speed is stupid. Come out to my ranch and Ill show you what horses can do on a steep mountain.... more
            • Re: on Mount Eerest, the Ducati comes in secondDaniel Buck, Thu Apr 12 10:18am
              Chris, You raised the speed issue. Speed is not everything. Sometimes a canoe is preferred to a horse; on foot to a Ducati. It all depends. Sure-footedness and stamina are important in high altitude... more
              • "You raised the speed issue. Speed is not everything. Sometimes a canoe is preferred to a horse; on foot to a Ducati. It all depends." Your absolutely right it all depends. In this case escaping... more
    • Re: Your rightChrisV, Thu Apr 12 6:49am
      There should be a law against horses in the Andes. You might want to contact all the businesses that have horse riding excursions in Bolivia. Tell them immediately to switch to mules. The tourists... more
      • Re: Your rightDaniel Buck, Thu Apr 12 7:06am
        Chris, That's because there are very few mules left in Bolivia. (I've only seen two ever in multiple trips over 50+ years.) Mules were done in by the internal combustion engine. In 1800s and early... more
        • Re: Your rightChrisV, Thu Apr 12 7:15am
          Add up all the other evidence and the two fools on mules was not Butch and Sundance.
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