Category Archives: half-ass mulemanship

Team Half-Ass and a Difference Between Mules

Work with Xato continues to go really well. He’s just so quick to learn – and then retains what he’s learnt, too! What a bonus! During my more challenging times with Marty, I did have a few people who seemed … Continue reading

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Team Half-Ass and the Agility Play Day

I think I’ve mentioned my interest in horse agility on here before; Marty and I have played with “wild agility” in the past, back when we were still going out for walks, and once it became apparent that he was … Continue reading

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Don’t do that with your foot, Xato.

Xato arrived during a particularly cold, wet week in the UK, but this week the climate is a lot more clement for our Mallorquin expat. I’ve actually left him naked for the last couple of nights because it’s been dry and … Continue reading

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Team Half-Ass and First Contact

My first weekend as a dual-mule-owning-fool has been pretty great. Saturday was a bit of a wash-out (welcome to England, Xato!), but luckily the rain paused long enough for Xato and I to have our first groundwork session before I … Continue reading

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Marty and the Cursebreaker

In this week’s edition of making the most out of a bad situation, I decided to turn the Haunted Field concept to my advantage. Since that Saturday night when all hell broke loose, our herd have been extremely wary of the … Continue reading

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Marty and the Ground Poles

A couple of weeks ago, I finally bought some much longed for poles so that I could liven up our groundwork and start practicing for agility. I’d been looking at showjumping poles online, but they were very expensive – particularly as I … Continue reading

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Marty and the Dressage Test

Marty had a busy day on Sunday. I took him out for a walk in the morning (on our own! The confidence coaching is working!) and in the evening we did an in-hand dressage test, just for fun. The walk … Continue reading

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Marty and the Busy Week

Marty has been feeling quite sassy this past week. If I’m honest, I do not like Sassy Marty. Sassy Marty is kind of a jerk. However, Sassy Marty is who I’ve got, so he and I will just have to … Continue reading

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Marty and the Good Life

Marty continues to settle in well to his new lifestyle. We’ve gone past the clingy stage, where he began to panic if I tried to leave or would run to greet my return, braying as loud as he could; now he’s in … Continue reading

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Longears on lock down

Marty’s haltering issue continues to be a perplexing one. Since his explosion on Saturday, he has been catchable; I hesitate to say that he’s “fine” to catch, because he checks out while I’m doing it. The shutters come down and … Continue reading

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