Friday, 12 August 2011

Foundation Friday!


Vidock
: Neigh everyone! It's been a wile. Guess what? I started going to school! Ms. S decided that the time was right to teach me the foundations of good manners and how to behave like a gentlehorse. We started on Wednesday and I did so well that even she was surprised! And then, when #1 came to visit yesterday evening with her guests, I had another session so she could see.

Here I am in the classring, ready to start:


You noticed the tarpaulin on the ground? We horses tend to be frightened of such things, and it is very important to learn not to be.

Ms. A taught me how to trot around, slow to a walk, and change directions, all by voice:


Just look at the audience I had!


Mr. E was there too and watching me closely:


Towards the end of the lesson, Ms. S got out this lasso-like thing and started twirling it around me and over my head. That kind of thing is pretty frightening to us horses at first. I was a bit anxious initially...


... but I quickly understood that there was no need to worry:


Ms. S told #1 that I was really intelligent, alert and a quick learner and that even though she knows me, she was surprised at how quickly I progressed!!!

Afterwards, I got TWO carrots!!!!!


Oh, and as I am in a very generous mood today, here is a flying ears photo of Tommy for this Friday!


18 comments:

  1. This is SO cool, Vidock! #1 must be beaming with pride over you learning so quickly. We agree that that lasso-thingy looks scary and it looks suspiciously like a harness to us. We're impressed you didn't go flat-cat! We see many more carrots in your future! Please give a loving nosebump to #1 on our behalf.
    Happy weekend,
    Siena & Chilli

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  2. Wow Vidock. Going to school must be really exciting. TWO carrots!! I thunk you can get more from #1 if you play your cards right!

    the amigos and san

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  3. Now that you know there are carrots involved, you will enjoy your training more. Walking on those tarps is scary for little guys such as myself too.

    Slobbers,
    Mango

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  4. You are very quick at learning things Vidock - make sure you get two carrots everytime you learn something new.
    Tommy we love those flying ears of yours - what a great action shot of you.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  5. We admire your handsomeness Vidock!!
    Nice flying ears there Tommy! Was it a breezy day?

    Cheers,
    Maxx

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  6. Congratulations Vidock on your first day of school. We know you already have manners, but school will be fun any how
    Benny & Lily

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  7. Vidock...be sure to ask for THREE carrots next time. There's no harm in refusing to co-operate unless the stakes are raised. Teehee.

    Tommy you are going to fly away one of these windy days! :)

    the critters in The Cottage

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  8. Vidock, you are so handsome and so intelligent too. I am very proud of you for being a good student. You are also a champion!

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  9. I bet you're number one in your class!

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  10. You are handsome and intelligent a true gem! What an audience you had. :)

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  11. Wow, Vidock, I had no idea horses had to go to finishing school! I am glad you are doing so well!

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  12. Congratulations Vidock!

    Bolo

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  13. Wow! Not one...but two carrots! You did fantastic.

    Not that we are surprised. We've always known that you are a very special boy.

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  14. Vidock, that is such an awesome report - we never knew school could be so much fun!!! #1 must be so very proud of you.

    Hi Tommy - look at those ears fly!!!

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

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  15. Vidock, we wonder if you understand French and English and Japanese or just French?

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  16. We always knew you were very smart, Vidock! Happy Caturday!

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