Hinny vs. Mule: 11 Facts You Need to Know

We are always looking for different varieties of horses and donkeys to best suit our needs – so what happens when you breed a horse and a donkey?

The resulting animal is a mule – or a hinny!

Here are some interesting facts you may not know about these hinnies and mules.

1. Mules and Hinnies Are Not the Same Animals

Both mules and hinnies are “hybrid” equines. Hybrid offspring are the products of breeding two different species: in this case, horses and donkeys.

2. However, They Often Look Identical

In general, hinnies are smaller in stature than mules. The height of a mule or a hinny can vary widely, depending on what breed of horse or donkey it comes from.

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