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Xato and the Fall

Confidence is a funny thing. I haven’t ridden by myself since Xato bolted with me, back in March. This was a choice, initially, because it seems to me that whenever I do stuff without Ben around things go horribly wrong. It then, … Continue reading

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Team Half-Ass and the Second Agility Playday

A couple of weekends ago, our Friends From Down The Lane invited us over to have a go on their agility set-up. I roped Ben in as well so that I could bring both mules – agility is a fabulous … Continue reading

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Marty and the Milestone

Alright, get ready for a big photo spam because Marty just reached a milestone – a proper one this time, not a “oh wow my mule just managed to eat a carrot without comparing me to Hitler” kind of a … Continue reading

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Xato and the Punchbowl Expedition

For the past two weekends in a row, Ben and I have been enjoying exploring the Punchbowl with our respective steeds. I prefer the Punchbowl over the common at weekends, because it is a lot quieter – few horse riders venture … Continue reading

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Mule Tales, Revisited: Buckshot

Back in April last year, I interviewed Joan about her 15.3 mule Buckshot and it quickly became one of my favourite Tales. Go check it out if you haven’t already, or if you want to refresh your memory! Buckshot is a … Continue reading

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Xato and the Joe Wolter Clinic, part two

Xato and the Joe Wolter clinic Part Two: Leading, Leaving and Loops So now I’ve told you all about our (mostly self-inflicted) lorry troubles, I guess I’d better crack on with writing about the clinic itself – which was totally … Continue reading

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Q&A with Team Half-Ass: part two

The second half of the questions sent in via Facebook! You can read the first half here. 6. How does caring for a mule differ to horses and donkeys? I’ll have to answer this as a mules vs. horses question, … Continue reading

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Xato and the Joe Wolter Clinic: part one

Xato and the Joe Wolter Clinic Part One: The Lorry Joe Wolter made his UK debut in April, at the Crescent Arena in Devon. The Arena, which is the largest in the south west, was a perfect venue – as … Continue reading

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Team Half-Ass and the Great Big Catch-Up!

Whoops, time for a catch-up! Every two months, things get a little busy here as I finish putting the magazine together and get it sent to the printer. We were particularly busy this time because of the clinic last month, and the … Continue reading

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Team Half-Ass and the Hill Track

Last weekend, Xato and I attended Joe Wolter’s first UK clinic down in Devon. I will be doing a write-up of that very soon, but it requires a certain amount of brain capacity and I am running low on that … Continue reading

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