One of my favourite past-times involves combining my love of mules and history, and going in search of the role played by the humble longear in centuries gone by. For example, only today I learnt that holding your lady parts over the smoke of a burning mule hoof was considered to be a viable contraceptive in medieval Europe! We, er, weren’t very advanced compared to the rest of the world at that point in history.
During my searches I often come across interesting depictions of mules in art – the best finds are when I’m looking for something that isn’t even mule-related, and I still find a mule (#7 on this list was one of these). I thought I would put 10 of my favourite pictures into a post for you to enjoy.
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Sari was raised by cats which accounts for her solitary nature, occasional mania, and attraction to shiny objects. After riding and being around horses for 22 years, she discovered that she was, in fact, a mule girl and fell hopelessly in love with these extraordinary creatures. She lives in Wales and is married to Ben, who is potentially the best Ben who ever Benned.