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Team Half-Ass and the Hackathon

I apologise for the lack of written updates recently; gone are the days where I could wax lyrical about the minute intricacies of my mule days, boring you senseless with my blow-by-blow view of what happened/what might have happened/why what … Continue reading

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Introducing Xato, part 3

On our second day in Mallorca, we made another evening visit to Xato and Tally and this time I was dressed to ride. I took Xato out for a short walk in hand first, and was thrilled to see how … Continue reading

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Marty and the Birthday Expedition

It was my birthday on Saturday and I had no idea how to celebrate. Ben had suggested that we go away somewhere, but to be honest I’ve spent so much money on mules this year that I couldn’t face the … Continue reading

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Marty and the various attempts on his life

It feels like summer has suddenly bloomed. A bridleway, which I last cycled down five days ago, has impetuously lined its already narrow track with handlebar-height nettles – prompting me to perform a one-handed balancing act as I wobble my way … Continue reading

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Spring is here – and so is a happy mule.

Marty has had a good week, which I think is a combination of nice weather and the days getting longer. I was already aware that winter is his worst time, particularly in these early, gloomy months of the year, but … Continue reading

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One does not simply walk into Mor-dogs.

Three weeks ago Marty and I encountered a couple of loose dogs, this time barely a few metres from our yard gate. Since the Punchbowl Incident his dog phobia has not gone away, despite my various attempts to understand and deal with … Continue reading

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Causing a headache

A friend of mine suggested that Marty’s reluctance to be caught could be due to headaches. Headaches in equines is something I must admit I’d never considered, but I did some research and the symptoms include: being averse or hyper-reactive … Continue reading

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An amalgamation of mule happenings

I keep putting off updates because I feel like I don’t have much to write about; this is in part due to the fact that I am not being very proactive at the moment when it comes to mule training. … Continue reading

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A silly day with the herd

Marty was practicing being a grown-up mule today. They were all due to have their hooves trimmed this afternoon, and to make it easier for me and quicker for our trimmer, I decided to bring Cash and Marty in at … 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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