Matilda the mule has worked countless live performances with rodeo clown and bullfighter Leon Coffee, her partner for 40 years. She has performed at the top rodeos in Texas including: Fort Worth; San Antonio; Houston; San Angelo; Pecos; The Super Bull at Del Rio; and so many others over the years. Around the rest of the U.S. and Canada, Matilda has worked the Cow Palace in San Francisco, CA; Kansas City Royal, KS; Calgary, Canada; Denver, CO; Albuquerque, NM; Omaha, NE; St. Louis, MO; and Regina, Saskatchewan. Matilda came back to perform at many of these rodeos several years in a row. Also, Matilda has worked Bull Riders Only events back in the 90’s and Professional Bull Riders events. She has performed at the College National Finals Rodeo, American Junior Rodeo Association Finals, and Texas High School Finals Rodeo.
Matilda retired in 2006 at the age of 36. She may be one of the oldest mules alive now. She has appeared in several commercials including Metropolitan Life Insurance and a few beer brands. Matilda has also made an appearance at the Denver Nuggets half time show.