Blogtober: Three Top Tips For Surviving Autumn

Yes, I know we are now very much into winter. But please humour me: we are moving house this weekend AND we have the print and digital versions of the magazine to get out AND I suddenly realised I didn’t have a blog post lined up for this week. I haven’t done anything with my mules for ages (besides the usual daily chores) as I’ve been so busy with work and the house move; I find myself daydreaming of a time when I’m not running around like a headless chicken 24/7.

So in case you missed them, here are my top three autumn related tips from the Equestrian Blogtober month which I took part in on Facebook.

#1: Beware the fae

As we know, during October the veil between worlds is at its thinnest. Clad yourself in iron to repel the fae.

#2: Running water is your friend

If you find yourself pursued by witches, vampires, nuckalavee, zombies or kelpies, make your way to the nearest stream of fresh running water and jump clear over it. It’s a well-known fact that these creatures can not cross.

Marty demonstrates this knowledge in an old photo taken about four years ago, when we first introduced him to a water crossing. Of course, he may have just been trying to prove that he was not a malevolent spirit himself. The jury’s still out on that one.

#3: Dead languages are dead for a reason

During this month of liminal places where the boundaries between worlds are more easily crossed, try not to talk to your mule in Latin in case you accidentally summon a demon. With some mules this transition may not be obvious straight away, but trust me – it’s not worth the risk.


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