Category Archives: things that are scary

Team Half-Ass and the Week of Jailbreaks

I haven’t done a written update for some time – not since our ten mile weekend at the end of June! To be honest, not a lot has happened. I didn’t ride at all for the two weeks after that; … Continue reading

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Xato and the Ten Mile Weekend

Yeh, alright; I know some of you are probably rolling your eyes so hard at the title that you’ve given yourselves retina strain. Riding ten miles over the course of two days is not a big deal … except to … Continue reading

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Vlog: Week 3

What?! Farts are funny. Anyway, this week is mostly a compilation of riding video and a little bit of rabid mules at the end. S’all good.

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Xato and the Fall

Confidence is a funny thing. I haven’t ridden by myself since Xato bolted with me, back in March. This was a choice, initially, because it seems to me that whenever I do stuff without Ben around things go horribly wrong. It then, … Continue reading

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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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Team Half-Ass and the Second Agility Playday

A couple of weekends ago, our Friends From Down The Lane invited us over to have a go on their agility set-up. I roped Ben in as well so that I could bring both mules – agility is a fabulous … Continue reading

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Xato and the Joe Wolter Clinic, part two

Xato and the Joe Wolter clinic Part Two: Leading, Leaving and Loops So now I’ve told you all about our (mostly self-inflicted) lorry troubles, I guess I’d better crack on with writing about the clinic itself – which was totally … 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 Unicorn

April 9th was National Unicorn Day, and as a lifelong devotee to the noble beast, I naturally had to celebrate in some way with my mules. I thought their reaction was very interesting, particularly when compared to Cash pony (our horse, … Continue reading

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