Matilda the mule meets her namer after competition

Competition winner Miya Walton (10) to name newborn mule foal Matilda. Pictured with mum Tina Walton, Jacqueline Cavalla and Helen Goldstein NNL-160205-195942009
Competition winner Miya Walton (10) to name newborn mule foal Matilda. Pictured with mum Tina Walton, Jacqueline Cavalla and Helen Goldstein NNL-160205-195942009
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A newborn mule has its own identity after being given a new name in a competition held by Waitrose Brackley.

Waitrose staff member Helen Goldstein, who is currently writing a book about horse whispering, owns a donkey and a horse on her farm in Hinton-in-the-Hedges, which have recently given birth to a mule.

The branch ran a competition inviting the children of staff members to name the mule, which was won by 10-year-old Miya Walton, who named her Matilda.

Miya also won a toy mule and got a chance to meet Matilda.