Mule Makes Mark as an Athlete

Arco Rudy, a cross between a Quarter Horse mare and a Mammoth jack, recently won the "Best Condition Award" at the American Endurance Ride Conference's National Finals in the 50-mile division. The finals were held Oct. 15, 2001, in Salt Lick, Ky. Rudy was the only mule in the finals of a sport typically dominated by the hardy, metabolically efficient Arabian horse.

The mule and his owner

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