Breyer® Buckeye Dressage Mule
Generally, when thinking of mules, images of stubborn pack animals come to mind. This is not the case with Buckeye, a flashy 2018 leopard Appaloosa John mule owned by Christina Gregory, who is making a name for himself in the dressage arena.
Buckeye is trained and shown by Sammi Majors, who shares "that wonderful thing about dressage is that any breed can do it". When it comes to training mules, Sammi points out that not much differs from horses execpt that mules don't care for repetitve exercises and that they retain their training well.
The pair also does a lot of cross training, including over fences classes at mule shows. Currently competing in Open 2nd Level and Open 1st Level Freestyle, one of their proudest achievements to date was scoring a 70.3% in their 1st Level Freestyle at the 2017 National Dressage Show in Tryon, NC under an "O" rated judge.
While their appearance may differ from that of their typical dressage competition, Sammi and Buckeye are happy to share the mule love and some fantastic floppy ears with the show world!