This antique book contains a comprehensive treatise on the breeding, training, and uses of mules. It was written with the intention of working toward much needed reform in the breeding, care, and management these animals, and is based on the author's thirty years experience working with mules. Although old, much of the information contained within this volume is still very much relevant today and will prove a valuable resource for those with an interest in the subject. The chapters of this book include: 'Best Method of Breaking', 'Value of Kind Treatment', 'How to Harness', 'Injured by Working too Young', 'What the Mule can Endure', 'Colour and Peculiar Habits', 'Mexican Mules and Packing', 'The Agricultural Committee', 'Working Condition of Mules', 'Spotted Mules', 'Mule-Breeding', etcetera. This text was originally published in 1869, and we are proud to republish it now complete with a new introduction.