Category Archives: mule whispering

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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A positive-negative entry!

I have been extremely lax about writing here; I had planned to do a big, New Year post to sum up what we’d done and where we were going, but I constantly found myself staring at a blank page and trying … Continue reading

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Trust and Trackways

Marty and I have been pootling along rather nicely for the past month. I think this is partly due to the fact that I’ve finally decided to stop over-analysing* and, more importantly, stop worrying about what other people think. I’ve … 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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A therapeutic afternoon with the herd

Marty had a visit from Stacey Bevan this afternoon. I actually contacted her on the same day that we had the bolting incident, as soon as we were back at the yard and he was safely returned to his paddock, but … Continue reading

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He’s lucky he’s cute…

Long time no post! I had a couple of bad days with the mule that resulted in me seriously questioning whether or not I wanted to persist with this. There was a lot of soul searching and wondering whether he … Continue reading

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Quantum Savvy mulemanship

Last month Ben and I attended an open forum hosted by the Holistic Animal Network, whose guest speaker for the evening was Monica Andréewitch. Monica is an instructor for the Surrey branch of Quantum Savvy horsemanship, and she also runs … Continue reading

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In which I have a bright idea.

I was very tempted to take the mule out again today, bad back be damned, but I had the strong feeling that after Monday’s anxiety it would not be wise to continue pushing him. Instead, I decided to keep it … Continue reading

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Catching, simplified.

This past week, I’ve mostly been working on liberty stuff with the mule – hanging out with him, being friends, and asking him to walk with me around the paddock. This is something we’ve done before, although he was always … Continue reading

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The mule and his therapist, part 3

Saturday was the mule’s final session with Stacey. As with last week, it took place at liberty in the field and the mule was very eager to take part (although as the field sessions have mostly involved me giving him … Continue reading

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