Mule Headstalls For Sale
Below are mule headstalls for sale on Amazon and eBay. A mule is a cross between a male donkey (called a jack) and a female horse (called a mare). Male mules are called johns and females are called mollies. The head of a mule is often larger than the head of a horse of comparable size, which is one reason why many mules need a mule headstall instead of a horse headstall. In addition, mules have long ears and some - but not all - mule headstalls are made to unsnap or unbuckle somewhere in the cheek or crown area to allow putting the headstall on without dragging it over those large, beautiful ears.
Below: A mule headstall on an attractive brown mule.
About Mule Headstalls
As mentioned above, the head of a mule is often larger than the head of a horse of comparable size. While this large head is often considered to be an undesirable trait in a horse, mule heads are accepted and loved by their many owners and fans. The same thing can be said about a mule's ears: They are much larger than the ears of a horse of comparable size, but again, the long, big ears of a mule are considered beautiful by mule lovers.
Because of the differences in their heads and ears, many mules require a headstall made for a mule as opposed to a headstall made for a horse.
In addition to the size difference, mule headstalls may be different in another way, too: Many, but not all, mule headstalls are made to easily come apart during bridling to avoid dragging the crown of the headstall over the mule's ears. A horse's shorter ears can be laid back (or, some people push them forward) during bridling in order to avoid bending or smashing the ears. With a mule's longer ears, though, it's harder to lay them back (or forward). While a mule headstall that easily comes apart for bridling is common, it's not a given. If this is a feature important to you read the description of the headstall carefully and look at the pictures closely to avoid accidentally buying a headstall that isn't what you want.
Below: A mule competing in an obstacle course trail ride wears a double ear mule headstall.
Below: A gray mule with his rider in a ranch rodeo.
Below: A mule headstall with a snap on the cheek piece just above the bit.
Save The Mule Headstall For Later
If you find a mule headstall you like but you're not ready to purchase it right away, you can always add it to your shopping cart so it will be easy to find later.
- In most cases, Amazon.com will keep track of your headstall, and anything else in your shopping cart, for 90 days.
- Later on, if you decide you don't want the item(s) after all, it's easy to click "delete" and remove them from your cart. In the meantime, if you want to check out with other items, click "Save for later" to move the items to a separate, but still easy-to-find list beneath your shopping cart.
Important: Putting a mule headstall in your Amazon shopping cart or "Save for later" list does NOT reserve it! It just makes it easier to find if it's still in stock when you come back.
Below: Screenshot image showing the "delete" and "Save for later" links when an item is in the Amazon shopping cart.
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