Hello everyone. #1 here. I am taking over the blog to tell you a little story which I hope you will like.
When I came to live in this part of the world almost 10 years ago, I knew nothing about Percheron horses. My introduction to them came via a neighbor who had an elderly cousin who had always bred a few. I started going to the farm and became friendly with his youngest horse, a lovely filly called Nymphe. A couple of years later, Nymphe had her first foal, a sweet little filly called Reinette. I first met Reinette when she was about an hour old and we became fast friends. Here she is at one day old:
We hung out together a lot and had lots of fun times:
Reinette grew into a beautiful girl and I was thrilled to be involved with her first show when she was a year old!
But life is not always as one would want it to be. The farmer's wife doesn't like horses and hated the fact that I was "encouraging" her husband with pursuing his passion. She became so unpleasant that I stopped going to the farm altogether when Reinette was about two years old.
I always missed sweet Reinette and was very saddened to learn last year that her Mama, Nymphe, had died of an infection.
Fast forward to today and guess who has come to Vidock and Violette's farm to "enjoy" the services of super-stud Orgueil? Reinette!
Reinette has just turned seven and, like many Percherons, she is turning from black to dappled grey (and will eventually go white).
She is as sweet as she ever was, one of the gentlest horse souls I have ever met. I have really been enjoying spending time with her and grooming her (her mane was badly matted when she arrived).
It is such a joy to spend time with her again, even for a short while. And when she has her foal, he or she will be a half brother to Vidock!