Violette: Pretty Neighs, Dear Friends. I am so sorry to disappoint you because I so appreciated all your support, but it seems that I did not please the judges at the show on Sunday. #1 was not holding her breath because she knows how weird these things can be. After all, Vidock was deemed a failure at the first big show he went to as well, and look at him now. Still, we always hope, don't we? I did have a glaring problem in that I am sorry to say I am still limping a little on my problem leg at the trot on softer surfaces, and this was on grass. But that aside, would you believe it if I told you the judges said I was "common-looking?" #1 was about ready to belt them one!
Here I am, being shown by Uncle E:
#1 had cleaned me up nicely and Uncle E had braided my mane and tail beautifully!
But you know what? I may not have gotten any prizes, but the public just loved me. I had people flocking around me all day! One nice lady with a cute little daughter told #1 that she had been all around, and that I was by far the friendliest and sweetest horse there!
At the end of the day, #1 also said this to me: she said that each and every time she has taken me out, I have behaved like a total lady, never ever disappointing her in how I interacted with people and did what I was asked to do. Even though it was the first time I was shown, I stood perfectly still for the judges, with my feet perfectly positioned and I walked and trotted exactly as required, whereas other horses danced around and either dragged their handlers or were dragged by them. She told me I was absolutely perfect and she gave me a big kiss to thank me!
I do have something very exciting planned for my next big outing at the end of this month, so please stay tuned!
From your friend VIOLETTE.