So what's the deal? I don't know much about them so did some looking on the internet. Mule owners claim they're better than horses, so why aren't there more around? I'm not sure that I've been closer than 50 yards to a mule and I sure don't know anyone who has one. Anyway, my buddy is a know-it-all horseman and hates mules although he admits he doesn't know much about them. It would almost be worth spending the money to have something that could outperform his horses (which would be hard to do) and see him eat crow. Is this possible or should I just stick to buying from my buddy?