Saturday, October 11, 2008

Happy Mule day

Today Stef and I took part in what makes small town America amazing. That's right, today (and every 2nd Sat. in October) was the Pea Ridge mule jump. We were not exactly sure what to expect since neither one of us had been before. While, the earlier divisions (51" & under and over 51") were not super exciting, the pro mule class brought quite a bit of excitement. Before we knew it we were caught up in all of the drama. (yes, it actually was pretty dramatic)

a mule getting pumped up for the big jump

preping for a jump

enjoying the festivities

our mule stamps

one of the "pro" mules

facing the wrong direction

up and over

such athleticism

The winners tied by clearing jumps of 66". Neither one was able to muster one more inch at 67". One of the most entertaining things was watching one of the handlers get his mule "Radar" all pumped up before a jump. Be sure to check out the video below.

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