Category Archives: track system

Vlogs: week 1 and 2

Oh right, so I recently decided to start vlogging. The topic was raised in a business group I’m part of, and it was explained how Facebook prioritises video, how vlogging adds a personal element that people appreciate, and so on. … Continue reading

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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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Team Half-Ass and the Great Big Catch-Up!

Whoops, time for a catch-up! Every two months, things get a little busy here as I finish putting the magazine together and get it sent to the printer. We were particularly busy this time because of the clinic last month, and the … Continue reading

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Team Half-Ass and the Hill Track

Last weekend, Xato and I attended Joe Wolter’s first UK clinic down in Devon. I will be doing a write-up of that very soon, but it requires a certain amount of brain capacity and I am running low on that … Continue reading

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Team Half-Ass and the Face-Pulling Contest

In lieu of anything constructive to say, here is a big ol’ photo dump of the boys being … well, boys. They’re a good bunch. Iris is still on restricted movement and therefore confined to a seperate pen, so they’ve … Continue reading

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Team Half-Ass and Mucking About in Fields

Lately, Marty has been objecting to using his pen for evening feed. This has been quite frustrating, bearing in mind that he has gone into the same pen to be fed twice a day, every day, since he came home … 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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The Track, version 2.0

I thought I would write a little bit about our track at the moment. This is the second year that we’ve run one over winter, and I’m trying to learn from the mistakes we made last time! The idea behind keeping … 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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Planning for the Future

I’m feeling quite excited at the moment, as it seems like I might – at long last – be approaching the stage where I stop talking about all the cool stuff other people are doing / all the cool stuff … Continue reading

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