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How to Outfit your Mule... by CyborgSuzy How to Outfit your Mule... by CyborgSuzy
...for the Coming Post-apocalyptic Nuclear-Military-Coup-Zombie-Pandemic-Wars:

1. Gas mask. For safety, wear while traveling through low-lying areas, box canyons, and abandoned industrial zones.

2. Bit-less bridle. Allows mule to graze while on the move, and leaves more room on the muzzle for quick and easy gas mask attachment.

3. Tinted goggles to protect from dust, bright light, caustic gases, etc.

4. Keep your mule's mane trimmed to avoid tangling with reins/guns/crossbows during the heat of action. This has the added benefit of keeping your mule stylishly ';punk'.

5. Air filtering system for gas mask.

6. Weapon in easy-draw holster with pockets for extra shells. You may want to have a pair and keep one on each side.

7. Saddle with a horn of some kind will allow it to double as a pack saddle when you've got a lot of baggage to move.You may wish to add extra padding to the seat for long distance travel.

8. Extra blanket/jacket/cloak/towel/scarf/bullet proof vest/chain mail. Be prepared for any weather, even if it's raining zombies.

9. Saddles bags to store anything else you might need while traveling. A matching pair should easily fit binoculars, first aid kit, emergency rations, Geiger counter, hoof-pick and curry comb, water purifier, trade gold, small radio, lock-pick, extra throwing knives, and medium-sized aviator hat and gloves. For your mule's comfort and balance, be sure to distribute the weight evenly on each side.

10. Breeching. Provides extra protection against saddle slippage. Will also provide hand or foot holds during high speed chases when trick riding may be required, and/or assist in performing a running mount maneuver.

11. Breast collar to keep saddle from sliding back during long rides and/or high speed pursuits. Note that the air filtering system attaches to it.

12. Stirrups. Be sure to wear heeled footwear when riding. Knee high leather boots are best.

13. Leg wraps

14. Well-cared for hooves. When you're constantly on the move and trying to avoid the gangs of rogue-para-military-nuclear-zombies, it's easy to overlook your mule's hoof health. But, as the saying goes, 'no hoof, no mule'. Be sure to keep up a regular trim schedule, or you'll find yourself stranded and clod-hopping in the middle of zombie country. Shoes are optional, but you may consider some well-fitted rubber hoof covers, as this will provide grip even on wet pavement, stone, or metal surfaces and will protect against cuts and punctures.
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Madamelupe Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
HAHA, Me and a member from the barn I ride at were talking about what we would do at a end of the world, WWIII zombie attack situation and I said I would gas mask and googles my mule and pack her like this and I log in to deviantart and this was sitting there. I was wondering if I could referance to thios when I DM on my next D&D night?
CloverFlowers Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow this is really original. ovo Like the idea and the concept. c: Very awesome~!
tigerbreath13 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's what I would ride on a time like that
medievallass Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Great work! I love the WW1 diesel punk. It's really well thought out, I love the detail.

Hayley :floating:
gothicwolfcorpse Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009
Nicely illustrated and well thought out, excellent!
chili19 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009
very original i must say. i've never before seen a mule, or any other horse or pack animal for that matter, fit and ready for a zombie film. very well done in the descrition of it as well. i like this image a whole lot ^^
CyborgSuzy Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. I think equines are under-represented in the zombie apocalypse genre. :D
chili19 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009
donkeys and mules most of all yeah. horses you can see but never a mule/donkey
Erevanur Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009
lol, you've obviously put a lot of thought into this. =D
CyborgSuzy Featured By Owner May 9, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This is important business!
xXOdakotaXx Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009
l.m.a.o. FABULOUS XD
CyborgSuzy Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
xXOdakotaXx Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009
^^ great job haha
Dombrus Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008
I'll have to make sure I remember that stuff when traveling across country by mule after the zombies attack XD
Zayda Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008  Student Writer
That's awesome. =D Great idea! b^.^d
CyborgSuzy Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I think about this type of thing all the time. It's always good to be prepared... :D
runninghorsespirit Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
lol wicked
CyborgSuzy Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
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