Miss Kitty, our beloved 40 year old molly mule, has had dozens of careers in her long lifetime.
While no one’s quite sure where Miss Kitty originally came from, she was donated to our ranch by our farrier a few years ago. He used Miss Kitty in his packing and outfitting business, where she faithfully guided trail rides, packed out big game, and reassured nervous riders on treacherous Rocky Mountain trails.
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When her mountain-climbing days were over, she got a new lease on life here at 51:10 Ranch. She is our representative of the mule breed, and everyone loves to hear her bray at morning feeding time. Even though she has lost 90% of her eyesight in recent years due to uveitis, Miss Kitty is our go-to gal to teach students how to catch, lead, groom, and tack a horse (or mule!) She is a steadfast presence in our herd.
– R. Sheriff
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