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Have you ever used a pack mule?

Discussion in 'Trails' started by Onatah, Oct 29, 2015.

  1. Onatah

    Onatah Novice Camper

    We enjoy trail riding as well as hunting trips. Both scenarios would lend themselves well to using a pack mule. We don't own a mule but I do have my 'love burro' as I affectionately refer to our BLM burro, Zen. Zen's job is only to look cute and give love. I say she's a herd guardian (as burros are known to excel) but she's never had occasion to prove herself on this.

    I would love to buy her a pack and get her started. It would be handy, yes. But I do confess to selfishly just wanting a reason to take my lil' love burro with me.

    Hard to believe she was wild caught when she was 5 years old (she's now 7).

    Have you used a pack mule/burro? How would you advise I go about doing this for the first time with Zen? I'm clueless on even what type of pack to search for. I have no need for putting a lot weight on her. Heaviest thing would be if I used her to pack out a whitetail deer (not super long distance, would still be on our property). With that, I think I'd want to set her up to drag it (sled).

  2. campforums

    campforums Founder Staff Member

    @Northern Dancer's dog I believe carries his own stuff, does that count?

    I have never used a pack mule though.
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