Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Wednesday Whinnies

Violette: Pretty Neighs, Everyone. Violette here! It seems like ages and ages since we have had a WW post and I have lots to tell you about!

Of course, first and foremost, there is the fact of #1's return which we are both over the moon about. It means the return of the treat bucket and lots and lots of cuddles. And for me, personally, it means the huge pleasure of carrying #1 on my back again regularly! We have been out for rides through the coutryside three times in the last five days!

Here, we are going by a field of sunflowers in full bloom:

And here I am afterwards, waiting for my treat bucket!

And would you look at the fab new head collar (halter) that #1 brought me!

I think it's so pretty and feminine!

And talking of feminine, I was also ridden side-saddle for the first time last weekend! It wasn't #1 as she said that really isn't her thing, but the very nice Ms. L who will ride me for some of the events at the Percheron Horse Festival on August 15th did it, and she said I was just fabulous!

Apparently, there are quite a few horses that simply will not tolerate that kind of saddle but it wasn't a problem for "Can-Do Violette"!!!

Vidock: Studly Neighs, Everyone! I got a magnificent new head collar too. It's very studly! But #1 hasn't had a chance to try it on me yet. We will do that first chance we get and show you.

My best news is that my isolation is over and I am back in the field that I was in over the winter. It is right at the end of the lane, where it turns, so I can see everyone coming and going, and keep an eye on all the girls too. 

Here I am, savouring my treat bucket, with Mr. Floppy Ears nearby:

The treats were so good that I had to lick my chops afterwards!

The flies have been really terrible lately. #1 brought his fancy anti-fly spray back from Canada, so she came over to spray my face. I wasn't too sure about it...

But since I got a bunch of kisses along with the spray, I said OK!


  1. You guys sure are busy now that #1 is back. It must be good to get lovely years and kisses again.

  2. Very nice to see the Vs again. And what a great purple shirt!

  3. Kises make everything tolerable!

    Have a lovely day, everybuudy!

  4. The flies are bothering my Baron something fierce too! Do you have fly masks for Vidock and Violette? I'd love to try side saddle!


  5. You two must be so happy to have #1 back. Violette we are so impressed with your willingness to work so well no matter what kind of riding is being done. What a wonderful girl you are.

    Millie & Walter

  6. We see #1 has her new polo shirt on - very becoming too:) Violette, we love your new collar - it is very feminine indeed and colorful too. And Vidock, those kisses would surely make that spray more tolerable - hope it keeps the flies away too.

    Happy WW!

    Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

  7. Violette semble être vraiment une adorable jument facile à vivre.
    J'ai un faible pour Vidock. J'aime sa couleur, son allure en général.
    Et j'espère que l'anti mouche est efficace.
    Bonnes balades.

  8. Oh, Violette, you are such a star! And your new halter really suits you :)

    I hope the flies will stop pestering you now, Vidock! Good job letting #1 spray around your face; mom knows that can be a little scary!

  9. Oh I love seeing you two today. Violette it IS a VERY pretty and most feminine head collar. I love it..and side saddle? Oy my GOODNESS! I am truly proud of you as you must have had this experience for the first time. Vidock, you were excellent! Did the spray help at all? Please tell us. How come you weren't in your regular field? Did mom and I miss something? xxoo

  10. I'm so happy to see you two again! I think it is very exciting that you are going to be in the Percheron Horse Festival, Violette!

  11. So nice that you have got #1 back and that you look so happy. I hope that spray works because the fly's are a nuisance at the moment. Love the new head collar and hey you so clever to allow that side saddle so well.. Hugs GJ xx

  12. Your new head collar is very pretty Violette. You are such a good girl to let Ms. L ride you side saddle.
    I hope that fly spray works for you Vidock. The flies are such a nuisance here too. There are a lot of the little crabby flies this year as well as the usual horse flies.

  13. I love that side-saddle style! Violette, you are very good girl and Ms. L must be very comfortable riding you side-saddle!

  14. How exciting that #1 and you, Violette , get to be riding companions! :) We like your matching violet attire too!
    And yes, the halter is lovely and colourful :)

    Vidock we are happy to hear you are back in your habitual field. We hope the spray and kisses keep the flies away :)

    the critters in the cottage xo

  15. Oh Violette and Vidock, nobody spoiles and loves you as much as #1 does :) Feels good ,doesn't it?

    Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
    Treasure,Tiger,JJ and Julie

  16. Violette, what a lovely girl you are and a smart one too. Being nice and versatile means you get to go more places and do more things.
    Vidock, dear boy, why were you isolated? Did we miss something too?
    Our love to you both and your#1.

  17. It's so good to see you both! Violette, we love your new head collar, and Vidock, we can't wait to see yours!

  18. Both looking good. Hope the spray works to help with the flies.

  19. Bet you love all that attention
    Benny & Lily

  20. It is great to have #1 back again, isn't it!!



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