The 1st Cavalry Division Horse Cavalry Detachment’s faithful mule Tina is now available for adoption.
Tina was foaled in 1999, and has been a Horse Detachment mule since 2006. They say she was a fully operational draft mule until 2018, and has participated in countless Cavalry charges, mounted weapons demonstrations, civic parades and color guards.
Tina has spent countless hours in harness, both quietly standing or pulling their M1878 Escort wagon and could always be counted on to be steady and dependable.
Tina rides and pulls – however, pairing with another mule should be approached with caution and a very experienced hand.
Tina has only ever been paired with her sister Dolly, who was lost to bone cancer last year. Tina has adjusted to the loss and will be suitable for light work alone.
Tina has been shod every six weeks on the fronts and has been barefoot on the rears. Tina is sound and does not have any chronic health issues, nor does she have any special dietary concerns and is currently fed free choice Coastal Bermuda hay with lots of pasture grass.
If you wish to apply, you can send a written request and any questions to 1CDHorseCavalryDetachment@gmail.com within the next 15 days. You will receive an application packet and full instructions on how to become Tina’s new owner.
Source: 1st Cavalry Division Horse Cavalry Detachment