Friday, 3 January 2014

Violette and Vidock Vendredi


Violette: Pretty Neighs, Dear Friends! I hardly know where to start… It has been two weeks since we had a dedicated post, and so much has happened since then. The most important thing, of course, is that I have moved again and am now in the same place as Vidock. Our reunion was sweet and there was much neighing on both sides! #1 just couldn't take seeing all that mud anymore, plus she calculated how much she was spending in gas, driving the half hour to see me several times a week. And the two of us being in different places was really hard on her. So, everything happened in a flash, and I moved to my new home on Monday. Mr. C, the nice gentleman from the new place, came to get me with #1 and his horse van. I am now living in a huge field with a bunch of pretty little Arab mares (Can you believe I had never seen a chestnut or bay horse before?) and one other Percheron mare. This is what my new digs look like:


In this next one, we are lined with a bunch of the girls, admiring Vidock at work in the school opposite, He has become quite a hunk!


Here I am yesterday, with #1 leading me out of the field for my grooming and treat session:


And getting brushed by #1!


And here I am with #1 and Mr. E (remember him? He is Vidock's breeder!) being measured. I am almost 17 hands high.


As we start The year of the Horse, I am thankful for all the good things in my life!


Vidock: Studly Neighs, EveryFriend!  Things have been going really well for me too, and I have to tell you, I was so pleased when I saw Violette get down from that horse van! There's nothing like old friends, especially when they're as pretty as Violette!

I did mention earlier this week that I got a hoof trim and new shoes on my front hooves. I have to say it's not a lot of fun to stand on three legs although I guess humans would find it even harder if one of theirs was yanked up like that! And the farrier was pretty sympatico.


I am continuing my lessons and doing great, and now, I get to go out to the woods almost every day. On the way back, I rinse the mud off my feet all on my own before we leave the woods!


Do I look dashing or what?!


Mr. E and Ms. S, my breeders, came to see me yesterday and they were amazed at how much I have grown and filled out. I think that, maybe, I am now bigger than either my dad, Orgueil, or my bro, Tom! I am around 17:3 hands.

Here is #1 putting the Chifney bit in my mouth before my going back to my field after working. The Chifney is a special bit used for taking stallions in hand. It can be quite severe, but I really like it and occasionally try to put it on by myself!


And then back in my field, enjoying my treat bucket of apples and carrots under #1's watchful eye. Don't worry, Violette did get a treat bucket too! So much to be thankful for!


A special thanks to Ms. S who took all the nice pics of us and #1.

21 comments:

  1. No more mud. THAT must be the best news Violette. You do look really handsome. Your new digs look really nice Violette and being close to Vidock is a bonus.

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  2. We're thrilled to see you dry, Violette. We know little about horse care but that mud always bothered us. And it's so lovely to see family together again.

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  3. We're so happy to see Miss V in her new home. You all (including #1) look very happy.

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  4. You do look terrific and it looks like you are having a fun time!

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  5. that is wonderful news - we are glad Violette is closer to #1 now and it will be easier for #1 to spend time with both of you!

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  6. You must have been so excited to see #1
    Lily

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  7. Violette, you look so happy in your new home! And it is so great seeing both of you having such a nice time with #1! The year of the Horse is going to be YOUR year!

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  8. You're both gorgeous ! It's great to see you together at the same place, so nice for #1 too ! Purrs

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  9. OH I LOVE seeing you to V's. LOVE seeing too how much you have grown and how gorgeous you both are. Vidock, for you, I mean in a studly way. xoxoxox

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  10. Violette tu fais plaisir à voir dans ton joli pré avec de l'herbe ! La boue c'est marrant pour se rouler, mais à la longue c'est franchement pas génial.
    Quant Ă  Vidock .. quelle encolure ! Impressionnant.
    Ca donne quoi des mains en cm.... ?
    Bonne soirée.
    Nat Ă  Chat

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  11. It's so great seeing you both! And Violette, we're so happy you're at the same place as Vidock now.

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  12. We are so happy that #1 has both her V's in the same place! We're wondering, how is her knee?

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  13. Mom would love to know how to find a place for some of us where we wouldn't have to get into the mud either:)

    You are both so beautiful, and now you are back together. What a great way to start the new year. the year of the horse.

    Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

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  14. That is the best New Year for you both to be close to each other, and so much easier for #1 as well.
    You must be so happy Violette to not be in all that horrible mud all the time.

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  15. Yay that Violette and Vidock are in the same stable. Nice that they could say hello to each other. Plus less mud is always good.

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  16. We are so happy to see that you both are happy and doing well :)
    Happy New Year!
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure,Tiger and JJ
    and Angel Tillie

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  17. We are so hap-hap-happy that you two gorgeous Vs are together again!

    Great pics of all of you. Have a wonderful weekend.
    XOXO

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  18. oh Concatulations on your move! We know you Vs must be so very happy together!!

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  19. You look so handsome, Vidock! It sounds like your new home is great!

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  20. Nice to see that Violette have moved to the same place as Viddock :)

    XOXO

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  21. Oh nevermind! This answered my question about the Chifney bit. I kind of figured that's what it was. I didn't know you guys didn't use stud chains like they use over here. :) I'm reading your posts backwards getting caught up again, so sorry for any confusion.

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