A horse and rider could cover more distance in a day that the mules could pulling the heavy freight wagons.
She fed and hobbled the mules and then started a fire to cook supper.
Get those mules inside the circle of wagons and be ready for trouble.
Fritz and Royce were watching the mules in a makeshift corral outside the wagons.
15o,ooo horses and mules are maintained on a peace footing and oo,ooo on a war footing.
On the other hand, if you abandoned the wagons and rode the mules, you might be able to keep ahead of the Indians.
Coal was brought down from the hills on the backs of mules, and iron carried in two-ton wagons.
We visit the horses and mules in their stalls and hunt for eggs and feed the turkeys.
Feeding and harnessing the cantankerous mules wasn't exactly the highlight of her day.
You and your mules have a lot in common, you know that?
Farmers of the Piedmont Plateau formerly kept large numbers of horses and cattle from April to November in ranges in the Mountain Region, but with the opening of portions of that country to cultivation the business of pasturage declined, except as the cotton plantations demanded an increased supply of mules; there were 25,259 mules in 1850, 110,011 in 1890, 138,786 in 1900, and 181,000 in 1910.
In 1392 a law put an end to riding in the Merceria, on account of the crowd, and all horses and mules were obliged to carry bells to warn foot-passengers.
Indian corn, flour, cattle, horses, mules and hides are exported to the neighbouring states.
The mules were lathered - a condition that could be dangerous in the desert.
Grabbing an armful of the hay they had packed around the supplies in each wagon, she dropped it on the sand and the mules eagerly began devouring it.
Get those mules in here!
The Indians were stealing the mules left outside the wagons.
That left only a dozen mules and the bay.
Or, we could throw our saddles on the mules and use the rest for pack animals.
Saddle a mule for each person; pack all the supplies you might need on the extra mules and burn the rest of the supplies.
By then the mules will be rested.
They packed as much as they could on six mules and left the other six for riding.
The morning was getting hot by the time they managed to water the mules and fill their canteens.
They've got mules to eat now, why would they want to follow us?
Let's give the mules a rest while I look over our back trail.
I Includes horses, mules and asses.
The tax on property in mortmain, dues for the verification of weights and measures, the tax on royalties from mines, on horses, mules and carriages, on cycles, &c.
The native breed of mules is remarkably fine.
Mules are universally employed for animal traction, and narrow gauge lines with single-mule trams are generally used where the traffic is light.
The hardier mules are generally employed for draught, carriage, and saddle purposes in every part of the country, and their breeding is a lucrative industry in the southern states.
Next in value came wool (£226,000), horses and mules (£110,000), skins, hides and horns (£106,000), tobacco (£89,000), tin, coal, copper and lead.
Shawnee is situated in a fine agricultural region, is a shipping-point for alfalfa, cotton and potatoes, is an important market for mules, and has large railway repair shops, and cotton-gins and cotton compresses; among its manufactures are cotton-seed oil, cotton goods, lumber, bricks and flour.
The neighbouring country is devoted principally to raising horses, mules and cattle; and in addition to hides and leather, it exports rubber and other forest products.
In 1858 it became the headquarters of a great freighting-firm that distributed supplies for the United States government among the army posts between the Missouri river and the Rocky Mountains; in seven months in 1859 this one firm employed 602 men, used 517 wagons, 5682 oxen, and 75 mules, and shipped 2,782,258 lb.
The number of mules increased steadily from 2259 in 1850 to 43,000 in 1910.
Either mules, ring frames, cap or flyer frames, the choice of machine being determined by the size or count of yarn intended to be produced.
According to this report, which is not strictly trustworthy, there were in the republic 5,142,457 cattle, 859,217 horses, 334,435 mules, 287,991 asses, 3,424,430 sheep, 4,206,011 goats and 616,139 swine.
A few mules are sent to Central America, but the home demand usually exceeds the supply.
The remount depot is maintained; horses and mules thrive here.
In the Blue Grass Region many thoroughbred shorthorn cattle and fine mules are raised.
The numbers of horses, mules, cattle and sheep increased quite steadily from 1850 to 1900, but the number of swine in 1880 and in 1900 was nearly one-third less than in 1850.
The mule path descends on the south side of the pass by an extraordinary series of zigzags, made accessible for mules (though no rider is now allowed to descend on mule-back) by a band of Tirolese workmen in 1740-1741.