Monthly Archives: April 2015

Playtime

Marty was noticeably happier today. Perhaps being able to handle yesterday’s situation so well was a much needed confidence boost for him? Instead of flinching and bracing and being worried about the halter, he came straight up to me and … Continue reading

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A series of odd behaviours

The mule has seemed a little bit subdued since the incident on Monday. When I went back up to the stables that evening, he was incredibly gentle and cuddly; very clingy and attention-seeking, but not in his usual brash, bold … Continue reading

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A Punchbowl Adventure

Monday is my day off, and as I woke up this morning with only mild back pain, I decided that I was damn well going to go out for a walk with my mule. The weather was gorgeous, after all. … Continue reading

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Desensitisation

Marty’s had a little bit of a holiday for the past week, as unfortunately my back has been too sore to do much with him beyond his daily care (feed and scratchies are all that Martys need, anyway). He is … Continue reading

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More work with the saddle

On Wednesday I decided to pick up where we left off with saddling, now that Marty’s issue with the halterĀ seems to be under control! He’s been lovely to catch and, on Wednesday evening, was particularly good as I entered the … Continue reading

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Happy 1st Gotcha Day, Marty!

Exactly one year ago today, after a grueling five hour journey, we brought a little dun mule home to live with us. Of course, the journey wouldn’t have been so bad had a certain mule not decided to jump the … Continue reading

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He’s lucky he’s cute…

Long time no post! I had a couple of bad days with the mule that resulted in me seriously questioning whether or not I wanted to persist with this. There was a lot of soul searching and wondering whether he … Continue reading

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The glass is half-empty, and so is my halter

So, I’ve had an interesting few days with Marty since Monica’s visit. On Friday, the day after, I went out to the field with rope in hand and the intention of getting to a place where he would allow me … Continue reading

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