Category Archives: dogs

Team Half-Ass and the Prancing Ponies

Oof! I need to get back to regular posting. To be honest, I just haven’t done much that’s particularly interesting … other than the International Pack Meeting* and the Joe Wolter clinic that I still haven’t written up completely. But apart … Continue reading

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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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