Category Archives: feet

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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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 Dem Bones

Marty and Xato’s tumultuous love affair has been interrupted due to the fact that I’ve taken out restraining orders against them both. A little under a month ago, the herd moved over to the front paddocks in order to graze … Continue reading

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Xato and the Littlest Nope

Xato is off work at the moment because I’m a little concerned that he may still be having issues with his back. He has a chiropractor booked to come and see him in just under two weeks time and I don’t … Continue reading

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Team Half-Ass and the Half-Ass Scoreboard

It seems to me that the boys are trying to one up each other in as many trifling ways as possible. For example, last Wednesday we had our EP, Emma, out to trim the herd. As I mentioned last week … Continue reading

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Don’t do that with your foot, Xato.

Xato arrived during a particularly cold, wet week in the UK, but this week the climate is a lot more clement for our Mallorquin expat. I’ve actually left him naked for the last couple of nights because it’s been dry and … Continue reading

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Mules in Ancient Rome

In Ostia, an ancient harbour city situated around 20 miles South West of Rome, there are the remains of a 1st century bath-house known as the Baths of the Cisiarii. The name comes from the mosaic in the frigidarium – a … Continue reading

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Marty and the Busy Week

Marty has been feeling quite sassy this past week. If I’m honest, I do not like Sassy Marty. Sassy Marty is kind of a jerk. However, Sassy Marty is who I’ve got, so he and I will just have to … Continue reading

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A list of mule-savvy professionals in the UK

It occurred to me recently that it might be useful to have a web directory of mule-savvy professionals in the UK. I know firsthand how difficult it can be to find someone who has had any previous experience of mules! Those … Continue reading

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