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Is this a mule?

kiyotekiyote Posts: 4,933 ✭✭✭✭

Is the animal on this proposed New York dollar coin a mule or a donkey? I keep getting them confused.

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  • ParadisefoundParadisefound Posts: 7,571 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It looks shorter than a donkey .... is it for real? One mule power pulling the raft?

  • SmudgeSmudge Posts: 5,049 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Mule. One mule could pull a raft through a canal as the water is moving slowly or not at all. Canals made it much easier to move goods.

  • davewesendavewesen Posts: 3,130 ✭✭✭✭✭

    looks like a horse

  • SmudgeSmudge Posts: 5,049 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @davewesen said:
    looks like a horse

    Pretty big ears for a horse, but an artist’s rendering so could be meant to be a horse, but mules were bred as draft animals

  • emeraldATVemeraldATV Posts: 901 ✭✭✭

    Now i'm confused.
    The design reminds me of a
    National Park called Assateague.
    Not New York.


  • ParlousJoeParlousJoe Posts: 380 ✭✭✭

    It looks like a horse but if can only choose between a mule or a donkey, it would be a mule. Donkeys are much smaller and usually (but not always) have a stripe going from side to side on their front shoulders.

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  • panexpoguypanexpoguy Posts: 909 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 27, 2020 1:26AM

    ‘I‘ve got a mule, her name is Sal, 15 miles on the Erie Canal....’

  • rickoricko Posts: 72,551 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Both horses and mules were used to pull craft along the Erie Canal. That image appears to be a melding of the two...Cheers, RickO

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