Marble Mountain Mules

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Jennifer and Joe


Born and raised in Lodi, California, Jennifer was obsessed with horses from about the age of two.  Her parents signed her up for riding lessons when she was seven since they lived in town, and a horse in the backyard was out of the question (not in her mind).  At 13, she picked beans and peas at a local fruit stand in order to make her dream come true.  Two years later, she was able to purchase her first horse, and as they say, the rest is history.


Joe was raised on a ranch in Mendocino County near Philo, California.  For ten years he tended 22 horses and led one to two trail rides per day for the people that visited.  By the time he headed off to Humboldt State University in 1985 he would have been okay if he never sat in another saddle.  Joe reverted when he met Jennifer and got back the right mindset.

So, in 1997, Jennifer signed us up for a packing course at a junior college in Modesto, California.  One thing noted during class time was that Jennifer seemed to just stare at the mules and try to catch what the instructor was saying once in a while.  We actually found out just how useful horses and mules can be when hunting and otherwise spending time in the backcountry of the Pacific Northwest.  Owning and caring for mules has become a significant part of the activities that we enjoy most.

Hancock Lake

In 1999, we moved to the Scott Valley in Siskiyou County, California.  We own a small parcel and contained therein are the two of us, three Labrador retrievers, several chickens, and plenty of equestrian stock to keep us busy.  We have decided to turn our property and love of mules into a small business.  The name "Marble Mountain Mules" was derived from our living room view of the wilderness and the amount of time we spend exploring those mountains.  Hancock Lake is pictured at right.