Category Archives: the way mule thinks

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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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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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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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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Xato and the Joe Wolter Clinic: part one

Xato and the Joe Wolter Clinic Part One: The Lorry Joe Wolter made his UK debut in April, at the Crescent Arena in Devon. The Arena, which is the largest in the south west, was a perfect venue – as … 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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Marty and the Somatisation

A couple of weeks ago I was poo-picking the fields at work. The fencing is powered by a small energiser, and in order to pass from one field to the next I needed to turn it off. Now, my brain … Continue reading

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Team Half-Ass and the Many Things

Alright; first of all, I apologise for how quiet things are getting on here. As some of you may know, Ben and I are now running Horsemanship magazine which is a fantastically fun project but requires a lot of work! As … Continue reading

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Xato and the Oh No, part two

Gosh, this has taken a long time to write. Mostly because I was recently given the amazing opportunity to run Horsemanship magazine (oh yeh, just a li’l thing I forgot to mention … more on that later), and I’ve been … Continue reading

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