Welcome to Windy Hill Mule Farm, home to the St.John family and their long ears!
Our small family owned farm of almost 30 acres is located in Ronda, NC. We can be easily accessed off Hwy 421, exit 272 (Somers Rd/Clingman Rd). If you are new to the area, we are right between Winston-Salem and Boone, NC.
Michael has been riding since he was a teenager and I fell in love with the equine breed at a young age. Our children have been riding since they were about one month old. Michael and I carried Clay and Ruth Grace in papooses, on the saddle in front of us, and later in buddy seats on the back of our mount. Clay and Ruth Grace eventually graduated to their own mounts and there is not much scarier than entrusting an animal with something as precious as your child.
Riding mules is our family's most favorite past time. All our free time is spent with our mules and we camp with them as often as possible. When out on the trail or camping it is not uncommon to answer lots of questions about why mules are the right animal for our family, especially once you see how much our children enjoy what we do. We enjoy sharing stories and helping others find a mule that would best suit them. In fact, finding the right animal is why we started carrying extra mules. When Michael and I started looking for an animal for our kids we realized how hard it is to find a "family friendly" animal. Family friendly animals are what we try to keep and as you know there are a lot of horses and mules out there that aren't. Until you have had kids one does not realize how important SAFE is!
We are fortunate enough to live in an area where our mules can be ridden several hours right here at home as well as locally. We do trailer them as often as our work schedule will allow. Camping is the best way to spend a relaxing weekend! We have met some wonderful people camping and always enjoy seeing friendly faces on the trail.
Hope you enjoy your visit with us and best of luck with your mule. If you find a mule you are interested in on our site...call us/email us...better yet, come visit and ride with us. If you find one somewhere else, maybe we will meet you on the trail and share "long eared tales"!
Mike, Janet, Clay and Ruth Grace St.John
336-902-0081 or 336-902-0043
1567 Somers Rd
Ronda, NC 28670
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