• Yeah they're eyes are set at the side of their heads so they can see where all of their feet are so they don't mis-step.
  • No. A mule's eyesight is precisely the same as a horse's eyesight, but mules are nevertheless generally more surefooted than horses. They inherit surefootedness from their donkey ancestor, and it does not have to do with where their eyes are, but with their psychology and how their hooves and bodies are shaped. A shorter, boxy straight-up-and-down hoof shape (as opposed to a horse's backward-slanted hoof shape) contributes to the mule placing its foot more precisely than a horse can, and the mule's hoof is generally thicker and stronger in the outer cuticle than a horse's hoof -- not as brittle -- which means that they can catch themselves better on stony ground without hurting their feet. Also, the mule generally has a narrower body than a horse of the same size, giving it more flexibility. Finally, a mule will trust its own judgement over a human's judgement any day, and rather than simply follow a human's directions as horses will, they stop, look and assess a trail for themselves -- leading to fewer missteps and accidents.
  • it sounds true, i never heard of that

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