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Team Half-Ass and the First Sentences Of 2017

Back in ye olde days of LiveJournal, there was a popular New Year’s meme that involved going back through your previous year’s entries and copying down the first sentence of the first post for each month. I say popular … … Continue reading

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Marty and the “How Annoying Can One Mule Be?”

Marty has really got on my nerves the last couple of days. I know we’re not supposed to say that – that it’s always supposed to be rainbows and sage life lessons – but by Odin’s Beard that boy is … Continue reading

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Team Half-Ass and the Not-A-Lot

So what’s been going on with Team Half-Ass lately? Not a lot, to be honest. Well: when I say not a lot, I mean besides the poo-picking, the feeding, the haynet-filling, the fence-moving, the vet-checkings, the feet trimming, the job-working, … Continue reading

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Team Half-Ass and the Prancing Ponies

Oof! I need to get back to regular posting. To be honest, I just haven’t done much that’s particularly interesting …¬†other than the International Pack Meeting* and the Joe Wolter clinic that I still haven’t written up completely. But apart … Continue reading

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Why the tarpaulin?

Originally posted on the Facebook page – go here to see the comments, as there were plenty of interesting ones. I recently read a rant about equines being asked to walk over tarpaulins. The author demonstrated the ridiculousness of such … Continue reading

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Xato and the First Gotcha Day

Xato’s 1st Gotcha Day* was on the 9th November, meaning he’s been with me a whole year! I’d planned to put together a little video compilation, but unfortunately my video maker kept crashing and, to preserve my sanity, I gave … Continue reading

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Marty and the Groundwork Lesson

The current issue of Horsemanship Magazine features an article and a cover photo from Lucy Chester (you may know her from her Instagram, @haflingeratliberty). I was put in touch with her as a potential contributor via Jenni Winter, who came … Continue reading

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Xato and the Thinning of the Veil

Eek! Nearly two months since my last update? Oh dear! I haven’t even written about our trip to Austria last month, where Ben and I went to attend the third International Pack Animal Meeting. I don’t know where the time … Continue reading

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Team Half-Ass and the Hackathon

I apologise for the lack of written updates recently; gone are the days where I could wax lyrical about the minute intricacies of my mule days, boring you senseless with my blow-by-blow view of what happened/what might have happened/why what … Continue reading

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Mules in songs

I love music. My favourite genres are metal and folk, although I have a fairly eclectic taste. I’m currently obsessed with the new album from Swiss folk-metallers Eluveitie – here’s an equine-themed song from it (maybe don’t watch the video. … Continue reading

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