Category Archives: saddling

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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Always a pleasure never a chore, Xato.

Working with Xato continues to be a pleasure. He had nearly a whole week off over Christmas, which I think is the longest he’s gone without doing anything since he arrived! We¬†tried his breeching on a few days ago because … 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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Mule School: part three

At the beginning of the month, I took a couple days off work and made the journey down to Devon to visit Marty. As I don’t drive, this was a fairly epic trek that involved six hours of train and … Continue reading

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The Shaping of the Mule

Oops – I have been very lax about updating, lately! This is a problem because I tend to forget a lot of things and when I eventually sit down to write, my mind goes blank and all I can think … Continue reading

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Term-time continues

Marty has had a second week of working with Ben, and it has been a really good thing for him. He is doing so well – once again I’m seeing that steady, thoughtful mule behaviour that I love! He still … Continue reading

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Bootcamp for Marty

Marty has been on bootcamp for the past week. I’m afraid to say that I reached the point where I was about ready to give up entirely; even keeping in mind that he is of an age where rebellion is … Continue reading

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Here are a couple of mool-vies…

It’s been a week since Marty and I went skijoring in the Punchbowl and, apart from that short foray into the village, we haven’t been back out. This is mostly due to wimpishness on my part, but to be fair … Continue reading

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Desensitisation

Marty’s had a little bit of a holiday for the past week, as unfortunately my back has been too sore to do much with him beyond his daily care (feed and scratchies are all that Martys need, anyway). He is … Continue reading

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More work with the saddle

On Wednesday I decided to pick up where we left off with saddling, now that Marty’s issue with the halter¬†seems to be under control! He’s been lovely to catch and, on Wednesday evening, was particularly good as I entered the … Continue reading

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