It turned out quite well and after sanding her body, she was ready to be primed and painted. I used grey primer for this, I decided to give the grey a go as I have been so used to white primer (I used to pastel my model horses so a white primer base coat is necessary, however when a white base coat is not required and you are using acrylics, might as well use grey!) and then I started to paint! The burnt umber went on first, before I added dapples and shading etc.
And soon the mule was done! All that was left was to add the mohair on the tail...
Now I read when I researched (with the help of some fellow hobbyists who found some useful websites for me!) that as a military tradition, mules' tails were shaven and then had bells from their hair in their tails to mark how trained they were. As Breyer's Mule model seems to be fairly laid back and standard, I went for the three bells, the maximum bells a mule can have; the three bells imply that the mule has had full training and is able to do certain things.
So, after adding the mohair to the tail, I classed her as done... So meet my latest piece! She is unnamed and will be for sale in the near future. If you are interested, get in touch!