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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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Team Half-Ass and the Week of Jailbreaks

I haven’t done a written update for some time – not since our ten mile weekend at the end of June! To be honest, not a lot has happened. I didn’t ride at all for the two weeks after that; … Continue reading

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Mule Tales: Moti

A slightly different Mule Tale this week – the Brooke have kindly allowed me to reproduce this story of Muhammad and his mule Moti, who live in Pakistan. Life there is very different from how our mules in the UK live, and … Continue reading

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Mule Tales: Raven

This week, we’re back in America to meet Raven and her human, Elaine. This lovely molly is a great example of the effect that a good start will have on a mule; you can’t go wrong with a mule who’s … Continue reading

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Mule Tales: Alula’s import story

Hurrah, a new import story! Alula is actually a double import: initially brought over from the US to Europe, she then travelled from Germany to Sweden where she resides with her current owner, Tina. 1. Why did you decide to … Continue reading

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Mule Tales: Mavis

It’s been a while since I’ve been able to bring you a Mule Tale, so I’m thrilled to return with a long-ear from the UK! As I now spend a lot of time seeking out and editing content for Horsemanship Magazine, … Continue reading

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Xato and the Ten Mile Weekend

Yeh, alright; I know some of you are probably rolling your eyes so hard at the title that you’ve given yourselves retina strain. Riding ten miles over the course of two days is not a big deal … except to … Continue reading

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