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George Washington is called “The Father of the American Mule." President Washington began breeding mules at Mount Vernon after he received a stud jack from the King of Spain in 1785.
In 1786, the Marquis de Lafayette sent another jack and two jennets (female donkeys) to Mount Vernon. A mule is a hybrid cross between a male donkey and a female horse. Washington was very fond of horses, but became convinced that mules worked longer and harder than horses and required less feed. They are very loyal and steady.
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