Monthly Archives: May 2016

Marty and the things to be brave about

Earlier this week I was disappointed to see a house in the village with a whole bunch of helium balloons bobbing outside – disappointed, because it would have been an excellent thing to introduce Marty to. But by the time I came … 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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A date with Henrietta

Last weekend Ben, myself and our friend Debbie made a day-trip down to the New Forest to meet Sarah Weston and her mule, Henrietta. You may remember Henrietta as the first to be featured on Mule Tales! I love the … Continue reading

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Marty and the various attempts on his life

It feels like summer has suddenly bloomed. A bridleway, which I last cycled down five days ago, has impetuously lined its already narrow track with handlebar-height nettles – prompting me to perform a one-handed balancing act as I wobble my way … 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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Mule Tales: Muuli’s import story

This week we’re in Finland, with Kaisa and her Spanish molly, Muuli. Kaisa maintains Muuli Projekti, her beautiful blog (and, I think, the blog with the best banner image!). I’ve really enjoyed watching her journey with Muuli, and I think the … 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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Mule Tales: Zorro

When I first stumbled, partially-educated, into owning Marty, I sent out a plea for help on a horse forum I was part of: was there anyone out there who knew anything about mules? One of the people who responded was Megan, … 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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