Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Wednesday Whinnies

Violette: Pretty Neighs, Everyone! It has been such a busy week that I barely know where to start! Let me see... On Saturday, the farrier came and I got my very first pair of shoes. Yes, you read right, pair. I am, for now, only wearing shoes on my front feet. I was good as gold for the farrier!

I did get my hind hooves trimmed, though!

And then, with my new shoes in place, I went on my first long ride outdoors! Ms. C rode me and #1 was behind on another horse. Ms. C was simply amazed at how cool and collected I was in all these new environments (we horses tend to be jittery...). She said it was as though I had been doing this for years! Here I am out in the sunshine!

I was so good that Ms. C told #1 that next time, she would be riding me!!! I am so excited, and so is she!

After we got back, #1 congratulated me at length on what  a fabulous girl I had been! And of course I got treats!

Vidock: So, as Miss Violette has been living the high life, I, The Big V, have been living the lazy life in my field, although I do try and get in my exercise every day. When #1 calls me for my treats, I gallop over!!! She says I am like a vision, coming through "the tunnel"!

And it just gets better as I get closer!

Until I get to kissable distance!


  1. It is nice to have new shoes Violette, at least that's what Mom says :) We bet you are a calm,cool and collected horse too :)
    Vidock, we love seeing you running through the "tunnel" too. What a vision!
    We purr you both have a great day!!!
    Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
    Treasure,Tiger,JJ and Julie

  2. Vidock you is utterly mag-nif-a-cent!
    and Violette - you are gorgeous!

  3. Hooray for pretty feets, Violette! And I must agree with #1, Vidock. you are like a dreamy vision coming through the tree tunnel!

    Have an awesome day, everybuddy!

  4. We love the pictures of you galloping over for your treats Vidock - they are lovely picture of you. Congrats on your new pair of shoes Violette.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  5. Oh Violette, I am SO proud of how well you did and what a good good girl you were and are! Kisses!! And Vidock, I love that we got a chance to see you coming thru the tunnel! Kissable distance? Then allow mommy to squeeze thru my tunnel and plant one on your pink spot.

  6. You sure are special Violette! The shoe man coming right to your house. And Vidock that picture of you trotting through the green tree cave is beautiful
    Benny & Lily

  7. Good job, Violette! And Vidock, that photo of you running in the tunnel of trees is straight out of a fairy tale. Lovely!

  8. Violette you are doing so well with your training. We can see that #1 is so pleased with how you are doing by the huge smile on her face. Of course Big V is just as handsome as ever.

    Millie & Walter

  9. Qu'est ce qu'il est beau Vidock en liberté, arrivant dans ce tunnel de verdure. C'est bucolique à souhait.
    Pourquoi Violette n'est telle ferrée que des antérieurs ? Souvent dans les clubs ce sont les poneys qui le sont. Ou bien les chevaux au pré.

  10. Violette that is wonderful news that you will soon be able to carry your best friend, #1, on your back!

    Vidock, that photograph of you running through the sunlit , leafy tunnel is breathtakingly romantic and timeless.

    the critters in the cottage xo

  11. Good girl, Violette! My Baron is going to need shoes soon on his fronts - any tips you can give him? ;D


  12. Paws up for doing so well, both with your new shoes and with riding, Violette! And Vidock, #1 is right, you are a vision when you come galloping up to her!

  13. Vidock, you are so lucky to get to run and gallop in the big fields. We would love to do that too. And we just can't wait to #1riding you, Violette.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  14. What a star you are Violette! I can't wait to hear about #1's first ride!

    And, Vidock, I just love those pictures of you running through the trees!

  15. what a good and calm horse you are!!! I bet you are "stylin' " in those new shoes!

  16. we are very proud of you Violette!! and Vidock - mom is sending kisses ;)

  17. That is a lovely picture of you galloping through your green tunnel Vidock.
    Violette, you were such a good girl having your first pair of new shoes. How do they feel? Did you lift your feet high when you first walked in them?

  18. Oh Violette, you are a good girl! I am sure you and #1 can't wait until all your schooling and training is done and the two of you can ride anywhere at any time you want! I can't wait for it myself!
    And Vidock - the very earth must tremble when you gallop across it! I would love to see a video of your coming through the tunnel if one could ever be captured! You are awesome! Maybe sometime there will be time for making one... what a great keepsake it would be for #1. (I am just full of ideas today, aren't I! lol)
    Lily, WA, USA

  19. Vidock, you do have such a pretty face. So glad that Violette behaved herself. She probably enjoyed going on a nice trail ride. Take care.

  20. You were so good about letting the farrier put on those new shoes, Violette!

    Awesome green tunnel you galloped through, Vidock!!

  21. You made our Mom really smile. That is super about Violette being so calm and confident, and Vidock, you know your #1 thinks you are super special!

  22. We are just swooning over your equine loveliness, Vidock! And Violette is a perfectly well behaved lady. We are so proud of her!

  23. Girls tend to take things in stride, like we have been doing this for years.

    Vidock, we would love to be there and see you gallop up.

  24. Thanks fur the great horsedogupdates!

    PeeEssWoo: Maybe all those khats out there should really be playing THOH ;-)


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