Category Archives: things that are scary

Marty and the “How Annoying Can One Mule Be?”

Marty has really got on my nerves the last couple of days. I know we’re not supposed to say that – that it’s always supposed to be rainbows and sage life lessons – but by Odin’s Beard that boy is … Continue reading

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Team Half-Ass and the Not-A-Lot

So what’s been going on with Team Half-Ass lately? Not a lot, to be honest. Well: when I say not a lot, I mean besides the poo-picking, the feeding, the haynet-filling, the fence-moving, the vet-checkings, the feet trimming, the job-working, … Continue reading

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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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Why the tarpaulin?

Originally posted on the Facebook page – go here to see the comments, as there were plenty of interesting ones. I recently read a rant about equines being asked to walk over tarpaulins. The author demonstrated the ridiculousness of such … Continue reading

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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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