Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Whinnies on Wednesday

Violette: Pretty neighs everyone! Violette reporting. I thought you might like to hear about my progress at school. The whole thing has been happening a little in fits and starts because the weather was so bad until just recently, and there are several other horses being schooled at the moment, including two young stallions (read "ego trip" here...). And no, I am mot referring to Vidock who has something of a reputation as a sweetheart!

So here I am, waiting for my lesson to start:

Being put through my paces:

So, the big challenge for this lesson was to see if I could conquer my fear of the evil plastic tarpaulin. We horses are very iffy about stepping onto evil plastic tarpaulins (or is that "tarpaula"?). Anyway, here I am having good sniff:

And, as you can see from this little video, I conquered the tarp!

After that was over, I was taken to the "spa room" where Mr. E worked on picking up my feet. You see, I have never seen a farrier and so I need to learn to give my feet!

Sorry I am looking a bit "muddy." I did get a lovely shower afterwards!

I hope you all have a Wonderful Wednesday!


  1. I hope woo get lots and lots of treats fur your hard work!

    PeeEssWoo: Hi Tommy!

  2. Violette, you look gorgeous and I know you looked even more so after your shower.
    I'm proud of you for conquering that evil tarp. That would have caused me to be wary can't blame you for feeling the same and came, you sniffed and you conquered.

    I hope you get an A+ in your school work. Looks as though you will. xoxox

  3. That was so brave of you to stomp on that evil tarp - we hope you got a treat for being so brave Violette.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  4. How is your weather? We bet having that shower felt wonderful!

    Abby, Stygia, & Ms. C

  5. Wow what a brave girl! I can remember doing basics training with my little one. I used to rub plastic bags all over his body. I really enjoyed being able to do training from the beginning but it looks like miss V will waste no time catching up!

  6. Violette you are doing so well in your training. Keep up the good work. I bet that shower felt great after such a hard workout.


  7. Wow. You have a far harder day than I do! I don't like my feet touched at all, but I think if I say know it's easier for someone to insist...

  8. Hi Violette, thank you for your school report! You did wonderful job conquering the trap! I hope you enjoyed the lovely shower and got a good rest :-)

  9. Très très beau reportage pour une bien bonne élève Bravo Virginia

  10. Being a horse involves a lot of hard work!

  11. You worked realy had and got a lovely shower afterwards, sounds like a good days work.. Hugs GJ xx

  12. Violette you are soooo lovely. Truly! We are happy to hear you conquered the evil tarpaulin-that means you are ready and willing to learn :)

    the critters in The Cottage xo

  13. No worries for you. That plastic did make a very scary sound. It's OK to be a little afraid as long as you don't let it show.


  14. Way to go! That had to be super scary!

  15. Lovely, lovely Violette.... You're brave and plucky and game to figure it all out--tarpaula included. We know, with the encouragement of your magical family, you're going to learn all the proper horse moves at school. We're delighted we can watch.

    Lizzie & 3 kitties

  16. Oh Violette!
    Yous is doing so well in your lessons! Me is very impressed. Wes could use your teachers to helps with my hairy slobbery sister Cinnamon. She won't let anybody touch her toes!

  17. Great work, Violette. You sure didn't waste any time getting on and past that tarp. We don't think we would like to walk on that either.

    We think Vidock is a very handsome sweetheart:)

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  18. In my time I have flirted with bootiful ladycats, bootiful lady dogs, bootiful lady rabbits... now I feel I must flirt with you, bootiful lady horse!! *smoochies*

  19. Violette, you were really smart to take that tarp at a fast pace. Life is good when you are learning all kinds of great new things. We know you clean up to be a pretty girl. You had a lot of fun getting muddy we hope.

  20. Great job, Violette. It's so great to see you learning and having a wonderful life.

  21. Violette.your are doing so well! Clever girl.

    Big Nose Pokes
    The Thugletsx

  22. You are a superstar Violette!


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