Monthly Archives: June 2015

Bootcamp for Marty

Marty has been on bootcamp for the past week. I’m afraid to say that I reached the point where I was about ready to give up entirely; even keeping in mind that he is of an age where rebellion is … Continue reading

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Mule wrangling

On Friday, I was able to halter and unhalter the mule within five minutes. He snorted and backed off when I initially tried to bring the halter over his neck, but he didn’t run; and after a murmured word and … Continue reading

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Marty McForgottenEverything

As far as I can tell, the mule spends his time gently oscillating along the spectrum between feral and tame. He can be domesticated for weeks, sometimes months at a time, and I start to feel like we’re making progress; … Continue reading

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