Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Arlene - RIP
Folks, I got some bad news today. My good friend Alan Lackey in New Mexico, Mountain man, mule skinner, hunting guide and pack master Delux – Informed me that my grand old saddle mule Arlene died over the winter.
That old girl carried me over countless miles of New Mexico and Colorado wilderness trails, in all types of weather, day and night. To me she was my original 4 wheel drive…
She was about 17 hands high, had good withers, was broke to ride or pack, had a good disposition and perfect confirmation. I loved her and will mourn the loss of Arlene for some time to come. My relationship with Arlene is the longest relationship I have ever had with a female!
A few winters ago Arlene went blind in one eye so Alan retired her to the green pastures on his ranch near Roy, NM.It is a pretty ranch near the Canadian river where Arlene could graze to her hearts content.
Sadly, I do not have many pictures of her but here are a couple of them id like to share.
I hope Arlene is up there now in Mule heaven rustling up grub in tall clover.
Tomahawk – Scouts out!