Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Wednesday Whinnies

Violette: Pretty Neighs, Everyone! It has been pretty hot in our neck of the woods lately and we horses find the flies very annoying. Fortunately, we have tails that do a pretty good job of swatting, especially if we stand in pairs, tail to head! This is not, however, a luxury that most of our North American cousins have as they cut off their tails soon after they are born, It's supposed to make their rumps look prettier, but we think it's just plain wrong. Caudectomies (cutting off the tail) have been completely forbidden for horses in France (and most of the rest of Europe) since 1996.

Ms. N has been taking photos of us to send #1 so I have a couple to share with you today:

#1 has also written to tell me that she has been doing some shopping. This is what she just bought to wear when she is riding me at public events:

She says we are going to make quite a pair!

Vidock: Studly Neighs, Everyone! Thanks for the nice comments about my photo on Manly Monday. Needless to say, I glow from the inside!

And don't you think I have a nice smile?

A little tail swish photo for you:


  1. Great swish Vidock! Can't wait to see you taking #1 on her first ride on you wearing that hat - you'll both be very smart.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  2. Lovely pictures Violette :) You are looking very pretty. You and $1 will make quite a pair with you in your violet halter and $1 in her violet helmet!
    Pawsome tail swish Vidock! Nice smile too :)
    Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
    Treasure,Tiger,JJ and Julie

  3. nice tail swish. cutting off tails is wrong!!! Violette you are gorgeous!! and Vidock you are so manly!

  4. you are gonna be "stylin" in that purple helmet for sure!

  5. Vidock, dans le soleil tu es absolument magnifique.

    Il me semble que les Espagnols s'adonnent toujours à cette pratique barbare. A chaque fois que j'ai vu des démonstrations de Doma Vaquera, les chevaux étaient mutilés !

    Au moins en France c'est interdit.
    Tous les deux vous avez de magnifiques crins !


  6. I had no idea they cut off horses tails here in North America - that is so wrong! But then, a lot of places in the U.S. allow cat declaws and that is very wrong too. In some ways, it is so backwards here.

  7. Violette you are looking so beautiful. Our mom loves #1 new helmet. Purple is her favorite color. Of course Big V looks very handsome too.

    Millie & Walter

  8. Wow, great pictures of you two horses. That one of Violette is really a good one. Hope all of you have a good day.

  9. Sad about caudectomies.Some times it takes a long time for humans to get it right...
    Violette you and #1 will make a handsome pair with her new helmet and your lavender harness!

    the critters in the cottage xo

  10. Those tails are good fly swatters
    Benny & Lily

  11. We're having a issue with flies getting into the house, they annoy the dog and parrots. Greta pictures.

  12. That is just wrong to cut the tails off. Glad you both have your tails, they are very pretty.


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