Monthly Archives: July 2016

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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Mule Tales: Jo

Brie is one of the people who has been there from the beginning with Marty, and has offered me plenty of good and thoughtful advice over the past couple of years. Although she no longer owns a mule, I felt … Continue reading

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Marty and the Great Return

When I wrote my ‘final chapter‘ post a little over two weeks ago, it was with the assumption that Marty would not come home again. The plan had been for him to stay down in Devon with a friend, bills and livery … Continue reading

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Top 10 Mule Instagrammers

If you’re anything like me, you probably love seeing photos of mules. Mules in harness, mules under saddle, mules doing a job, mules doing nothing at all … if it’s a mule, I want to see it! Instagram is a … Continue reading

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Mule Tales: Ulysse

One of the things I really want to do, in case I ever find myself with a reliable mule, is to ride long distance. In the UK it’s not so easy to find lengthy, off-road trails as it is in the US … Continue reading

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Mule School: part four

Ben and I went down to visit Marty last weekend, as Anna wanted Ben’s help to work on haltering. When I was last there, she had me in the round pen with her and Marty, working on being able to … Continue reading

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Mule Tales: Mellie

In September, Natalie and her mule, Mellie, will be embarking on a 200 mile trek to raise funds for the Lancashire Mill Museums. They are a great partnership and I look forward to seeing their progress! All images are copyright © … Continue reading

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Mule School: part three

At the beginning of the month, I took a couple days off work and made the journey down to Devon to visit Marty. As I don’t drive, this was a fairly epic trek that involved six hours of train and … Continue reading

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Equine enrichment at Lockwood Donkey Centre

We’d planned to go and visit Marty this weekend, but circumstances beyond anyone’s control meant that we had to postpone. So instead we went to see the donkeys (and mule!) at Lockwood, our local RSPCA centre. Ben and I have visited … Continue reading

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Marty and the final chapter

I want to preface this by explaining that this is a decision I have spent the past year deliberating on. It occurred to me, after making the announcement earlier this week on my personal Facebook page, that only a handful of … Continue reading

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