Have to out do my friend Rob and his horse Tuesday. LOL. This is Buddy our 4 year old mule. He is 16 hands (each hand is 4″) tall to his back and was a racing mule that didn’t make it on the race circuit. A mule is a cross between a horse and donkey. He is a thoroughbred, mammoth donkey cross. He is supposed to be my husbands but I am currently riding him, to get him a little more broke (trained).