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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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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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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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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 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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Xato and the Oh No, part two

Gosh, this has taken a long time to write. Mostly because I was recently given the amazing opportunity to run Horsemanship magazine (oh yeh, just a li’l thing I forgot to mention … more on that later), and I’ve been … Continue reading

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Xato and the Oh No, part 1

Xato’s steering and brakes have been an ongoing project since he arrived. As I spoke about here, it has been my intention to take him bitless: partly because, due to the confirmation of his mouth, I felt he would be … Continue reading

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Marty and the Bad Day

The mules had a visit from their chiropractor, Celina Harrison, last week. Even though Marty isn’t ridden I still think it’s important to get him checked to make sure everything’s working as it should, particularly after his mystery lameness last … Continue reading

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A Bit of a Question

Five years ago, Ben hosted a UK clinic for an Australian trainer called Ross Jacobs. I had only recently started dating Ben, although I’d known him for years, and so had only recently been introduced┬áto this thing called horsemanship. It … Continue reading

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Team Half-Ass and Two Years of Blah-Blah

On January 2nd, Mulography will be 2-years-old. This time last year the blog had been silent for nearly two months; quite simply, because I was too miserable to write anything. Things with Marty were not going well and, after being … Continue reading

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