Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Wednesday Whinnies - The "Others"

Vidock: Studly Neighs, EveryFriend. The Big V here. After my big show last week, I got a whole week off and now, Mr. JP is mainly taking me for fun rides in the woods because I was such a good boy. Here is a pic of me setting out yesterday with three of my pals, Diego, Rezhao and Bibou:

And here is Miss Violette in her field, shooing away some flies:

That aside, though, I thought I would show you a few photos of some of the other horses that took part in the big event last week.

For a start, here is an outstanding black stud. His name is Urbain de Miraud:

Our friends who came from England harrowed the field using eight horses. It was an amazing sight!

They also pulled a gun from the First Wold War with six horses, three men riding postillion on three of the horses:

Then, there were the "show" turnouts with beautifully decorated horses. The first one was what is called a tandem hitch, with two horses, one in front of the other:

The other was a regular pair:

There was also an obstacle driving competition with pairs:

You can see the difference in the harnesses the two mares have on for the two different occasions. When pulling the turnout, they have an old-fashioned leather work collar with all leather paraphernalia, but for the obstacle driving, they have ultra-light synthetic rope breastcollars and roping.
The friends who were driving the pair stayed in France for a few days and, this past weekend, #1 went to see them driving their 1908 horse-drawn steam fire engine at a festival in Normandy:

 We hope you enjoyed these photos, even if they were not of us!

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Tama-Chan Tuesday

Tama-Chan: Even though they were not gone that long, it was a great relief when Tommy and #1 came back around lunchtime yesterday. It meant that we could relax again!

We hope to get back to normal commenting from today. #1 has crazy days again on Thursday and Friday but things should be a little calmer all around.

Monday, 22 August 2016

Manly Monday

Tommy: Woofs, Everyone! We are late posting today because iPhoto completeley stopped working on our laptop. We are safely home after our amazing weekend away and I have lots of pics to share with you, but here are two from yesterday, my birthday, to start with.

With my Mummie, Minnie, about to go out on a birthday adventure:

And with my sister, Sophie, romping on the beach later in the day!

Oh, and I also wanted to share with you a pic of my daddy, Joe:


Genji: Frankly, I have no idea how she could bear to be away from me for that long...

Da Beebs: I concur with Da Genj!

Vidock: I wanted to share this cute photo of me with Mr. JP, my "dancing master" and Mr. O who is making the documentary about me:

Hope you all have a great week!

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Sunday Celebration!

Tommy: Today is my birthday! If you can believe it, I am nine years old today! I don't feel a day over five! It's also #1's birthday but she has a few years on me... As a special treat, we have come up to spend the weekend with my family and so I am celebrating my birthday with my Mama, Minnie, my daddy, Joe, and my sisters Sophie, Elsie and Lydia, and the wonderful Ms. A and Mr R who looked after me when I was tiny. Just how lucky can a pup be?

Friends, I have had a wonderful nine years so far! Here are some pictures chosen randomly by #1 from each year:











 Thank you all for being my friends! I will share photos of my birthday celebrations with you next week.

Saturday, 20 August 2016

SEIturday Strop

Sei-Chan: You would think that now the big event is over and #1 has stopped running all over creation with her English friends, she would want to stay at home and enjoy our company, wouldn't you? Well, NO! Believe it or not, Tommy and #1 are leaving us today. I suppose they have a kind of an excuse. You see, tomorrow is both Tommy's and #1s birthday and they are going up to celebrate with Tommy's family. He will be with his mummy and daddy, Minnie and Joe, and his sisters, Sophie, Elsie and Lydia. They will be back by early afternoon on Monday.

In the interim, at least #1 did take a few photos for me to share with you. First off, there is this rather fetching sunpuddle shot:

It was very hot earlier in the week, and here I am hanging next to the water fountain:

And here I am, gracing #1 on her bed:

Wishing you all a lovey SEIturday.

Friday, 19 August 2016

Family Friday

Da Beebs: Yesterday, #1 and Tommy left the house at 11am and came back a little after 9pm. 'Nuff said...

Since the Olympics are still on, I, jointly with my Mama Tama, would like to submit this entry for the Synchronised Staring competition:

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Tommy Thursday

Tommy: Woofs Everyone! We would like to start by apologising for the almost complete lack of commenting. Most of our English visitors to the big event have gone home but one couple, who are very good friends of #1's, are still here. They and their horses are staying this week with some friends about an hour away, killing time until another big event in France next weekend. They are a little bit stuck because their only vehicles are the horse-drawn one and a 26 tonne truck! So #1 and I have been driving up there and taking them around, and this has been taking up almost all our time and will do so until tomorrow.

But yesterday, we went up there and enjoyed a great drive in the horse-drawn vehicle with their lovely mares, Verveine and Vitamine!

Drive on, coachman John!

The countryside was really lovely:

And I had a great seat at #1's feet!

I love going out on horsey drives!