Monthly Archives: September 2016

Mules Tales: Mules at the Plough

This week we are, once again, covering multiple mules! Multiple multi-purpose mules, in fact. Marvelous! Sorry, I’m a sucker for alliteration. I asked Ethel to write about her wonderful working mules after my mum snapped some pictures of the team … Continue reading

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Marty and the Monster

Due to a combination of extra work and a bad back, I haven’t had much time to play with Marty during the week. Saturday was ruled out because my back gave up and I spent what should have been mule time … Continue reading

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Places to meet mules in the UK and Europe

I thought it might be useful to gather together a list of places where you can at least meet, if not ride, mules in the UK and Europe. I haven’t visited them myself (yet!) so I can not personally vouch … Continue reading

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Mule Tales: Flash

Eagle-eyed readers may recognise Flash from this article, in which I attempted to showcase some of the many different types of mule. He certainly is a good looking boy! Not only has Dorinda written about him here, in the standard … Continue reading

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Marty and the Dressage Test

Marty had a busy day on Sunday. I took him out for a walk in the morning (on our own! The confidence coaching is working!) and in the evening we did an in-hand dressage test, just for fun. The walk … Continue reading

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Mules in Mallorca

As I mentioned in my second Introducing Xato post, Xanthe was kind enough to take us to meet other mules during our stay in Mallorca. The first two mules we met were the gloriously spotty Tomeu and Jordi. Xanthe had rescued them … Continue reading

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Mule Tales: Muffin

I was wondering when we’d meet a Muffin! This little guy looks a bit like a Marty mini-me, don’t you think? He lives in Wales with his human, Sarah, who runs Shoreline Trotters – providing donkeys for beach rides, birthday parties, hospice visits, … Continue reading

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Planning for the Future

I’m feeling quite excited at the moment, as it seems like I might – at long last – be approaching the stage where I stop talking about all the cool stuff other people are doing / all the cool stuff … Continue reading

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Introducing Xato, part 3

On our second day in Mallorca, we made another evening visit to Xato and Tally and this time I was dressed to ride. I took Xato out for a short walk in hand first, and was thrilled to see how … Continue reading

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Mule Tales: Tizanes

Nathalie runs a small trekking business in Belgium with her four mules, and when I saw a photo of Tizanes I just had to ask for a Mule Tale. What a cool looking mule! Nathalie says that her other three mules … Continue reading

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