Friday, 11 September 2015

Vidock Vendredi

Vidock: Studly Neighs, EveryFriend! I mentioned last Monday that I was embarking on a new adventure so I thought I would update you. First of all, don't worry (as someone did!), I am not going anywhere. I am staying right here in my lovely field and the goodness is coming to me! You see, #1 was talking to Uncle E and he said that, now that I am six, and getting to be mature in both mind and body, it would be good for me to try my hoof at new things. Remember the very nice gentleman who was working with Violette back in the spring (she is on hiatus because of that limping issue)? Well, he is a specialist in something called "Doma Vaquera" which is apparently what all the western riding skills (cowboy skills!) go back to. In many ways, it is not too dissimilar to dressage and if you are really interested, you can get an idea of what it looks like here.

Soooooo... on Wednesday, Mr. JPD saddled me up and off we went together to the sand arena, first on foot:

He started by explaining to me what we were going to be doing:

Then we worked a little bit on foot:

After which he got on my back:

He said it was an excellent start! As far as we know, nobody has ever tried Doma Vaquera on a Percheron before. They normally use Lusitanian horses. But I am very excited, as is #1, and I know I am going to be learning a lot with the help of a great teacher.

My next lesson is today!


  1. Wow, this sounds really exciting, Vidock! You are a groundbreaker!

  2. Vidock, we believe in you and think you will do well!
    You look very handsome in that last pic.
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

  3. Vidock, it sure looks like you are doing well at all this. What a good start. You are going to be a star.

  4. Vidock, you're so good. You're responding very well! You're going to be a big success! I know #1 is proud. Hope to see more of your progress. So have a great Wednesday!

  5. So you are going to be a cowgirl
    Lily & Edward

  6. Oh my, I know you will do good and be a star Vidock!

  7. You look great there, Vidock. We are sure you will be a fast learner and do very well. We can't wait to see more of what you are learning.

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

  8. My mum enjoyed the video. #1 must be so excited that you will be learning these wonderful skills.

  9. Vidock it's always good to teach a new horse an old trick! :) You are becoming quite the handsome boy as your white coat pushes through your dappled gray areas. :)

    the critters in the cottage xo

  10. Oh Vidock! That is so furry cool! When Mommy worked on a Ranch in the Alberta Foothills when she was much younger, one of the best horses for working with the cattle was 3/4 Percheron. His name was Smokey and he was quite a character. Mes sure yous will excel at "Doma Vaquera"!

  11. W are going to check out that link. This is very exciting and you are indeed very studly!

  12. Wow, that's so cool! The first Percheron to learn it! Go Big V!

  13. La Doma Vaquera c'est très beau. Je me souviens d'un moment magique à Avignon, aux Crinière d'Or. Ballet magnifique accompagné d'un guitariste.
    Vidock tu ne seras jamais un vrai cheval de Doma Vaquera, mais ça va te faire du bien de faire quelque chose de nouveau. Beaucoup de gens pensent que vous les chevaux vous vous contentez de toujours faire la même chose. Tu as de chance, ta #1 pense autrement.
    Il faut tenir en éveil votre curiosité naturelle.

  14. Way to go Vidock. We can't wait to hear more about your new lessons.

  15. COOL pictures Vidock and COOL that you take Doma Vaquera lessons!



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