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Mule School: part one

Last week, Marty loaded neatly onto a brand new, immaculate box from Kent Horsebox Hire & Transport and made his four hour journey down to Devon where he was to attend boarding school with Anna Bonnage. Considering he hadn’t been on a … Continue reading

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Marty and the heroic rescue

The herd moved fields again yesterday, and as Ben is away this weekend – and all our fencing was already in use – that meant I had to play musical equines. I caught Iris first and put her in a stable … Continue reading

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Marty and the regular workload

One of the benefits of Marty being in a separate pen is that I’m actually working him more. This is partly me attempting to assuage my guilt about leaving him in there in the first place; I figure that the least … Continue reading

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Marty and the week of weirdness

Oh dear! So, Marty has not had a great week. In fact, he’s had a very weird week. After Saturday’s escapade, I thought we’d maybe turned a corner and were finally figuring out how to get along. As always, it … Continue reading

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Marty and the bid for freedom

As I’ve said, Marty hasn’t had much to do lately other than vet visits. On Saturday, he took matters into his own hooves by gleefully bursting out of his paddock like a cork from a champagne bottle. Cash, who was in the process … Continue reading

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Marty and the All-Clear

So, after three vet visits, an xray, and an ultrasound, I’m pleased to say that there is nothing physically wrong with Marty besides the muscle tension that Gavin, our osteopath, detected. Good weather and a new field = one happy, … Continue reading

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Longears on lock down

Marty’s haltering issue continues to be a perplexing one. Since his explosion on Saturday, he has been catchable; I hesitate to say that he’s “fine” to catch, because he checks out while I’m doing it. The shutters come down and … Continue reading

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Marty and the osteopath.

Marty had a visit from Gavin Scofield, a cranial osteopath, on Tuesday morning. I’d seen Gavin work before on a friend’s horse, and thought that he would be ideal for my twitchy mule as his manner of working is very low energy. … 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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Marty the pasture puff

Marty has had the past few weeks off, as our weekends have either seen Ben busy or myself elsewhere. My mule pen is no longer as useful as it once was because I’ve taken the track down in preparation for … Continue reading

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