Wednesday, October 29, 2008


While reading an article from the Charlotte Observer just now, I came across a new word (to me, at least): hinnies.

Intrigued, I looked it up on Wikipedia. I discovered that a Hinny is a horse/donkey hybrid resulting from the mating of a male horse and a female donkey. (The opposite cross, male donkey/female horse is, of course, a mule.) Being a city boy I'd never sat down and thought out interspecies breeding variations like this.

I did read, once upon a time, that our first President, George Washington, after his retirement was amused by the sexual antics of the mules at Mt. Vernon and wrote to friends describing their prowess.


Anyway, file this under...

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