Friday, 1 November 2013

Vidock and Violette Vendredi

Vidock: Studly Neighs, Everyone. Your favourite Percheron stallion reporting! I mentioned a few days ago that I would have exciting news to share with you. #1 has been working the last few days on developing and putting this in place, and now we can reveal all. I AM GOING TO BOARDING SCHOOL! I mean real, high-end school! As you know, I have already been through "basic training" and have been ridden, even by #1. However, as I am a frisky and very strong young stallion, it is very important that I get a really solid education whilst I am still young. So… I will be moving for a few months to a new location in mid-November, closer to Poupounette Central in fact, and will be taken in hand by a very experienced horseman who works in the classical French riding style, who has been a national level show-jumper, and who has trained top-end horses for several decades. But.. he has never before worked with a percheron so he is very curious and quite excited at the prospect. #1 is over the moon.

My new paddock is already ready at the new place and #1 tells me I will have an amazing view over the rolling Percheron countryside!

The place I am going has mainly Arab horses as well as thoroughbreds, but they do have one Percheron mare! #1 tells me that I am probably the first percheron in France to be going to someone of this calibre for schooling and so, as I will be representing my breed, I need to be a very good boy. Gotcha, #1!

Violette: Well, I am staying put with all my friends here, and am busy growing my winter coat now that it has started to get colder. Here I am the other day, when a couple of friends of #1's came to visit:

This is me in my field, before I get groomed by #1. As you can see, I am beginning to take on that nice sheen of mud…

And by the way, in case you think I am going to laze about whilst the Big V goes to school… Au Contraire! I am going to learn to drive!


  1. What exciting news for you Vidock! A school close to home and learning so much. We think you will do just fine.
    Violette, we think it is neat that you will be learning to drive!
    Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
    Treasure,Tiger, JJ and Julie

  2. Sounds like wonderful V-News all around! Woohoo!

  3. That is really exciting news. Learning new things is always great. Being nearer #1 is a good thing too Vidock.

  4. Wow how exciting! And ... driving? Will you have to have No. 1 with you as you drive while you have your learner's permit?


  5. wow - #1 has big plans for both of you!!! can't wait to hear about school and driving.

  6. Have you got your "L" plates ready for your driving lessons Violette? We hope Vidock will enjoy all his lessons.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  7. Behave when you go to school. Bet you will learn lots of fun things

  8. Oh MY! The two V's have exciting plans and things to do! I want t hear every word!!! I think you two should have 2 days a week to report your progress in driving and in school. We want to know if you pass your exams, Vidock and Violette...don't pass on the wrong side of the road! MOL.

  9. Vidock, tu es beau, et en plus maintenant tu vas apprendre à un un parfait gentle-horse ... C'est vrai que c'est important d'avoir de bonnes manières en toutes circonstances. C'es valable pour les humains et les chiens ... mais aussi pour les chevaux. Surtout quand ils sont entiers comme toi.
    Driving lesson Violette ! tu as raison, c'est toujours utile quand on habite à la campagne ....
    J'espère que le temps est aussi doux chez vous qu'ici.

  10. TWO very exciting news items, indeed! Vidock, we hope #1 gets video of you in action, and Violette, are you sure you're old enough to drive? We know you can reach the pedals, but...

  11. Vidock! How wonderful for you! You will do splendidly with your brains and sweet disposition. You'll do your breed proud.
    Violette, will you be able to move inside this winter! Or do you prefer the outside? You look so pretty , dear.

  12. Wow! You two horses are very busy! Paws up on your boarding school, Vidock!

  13. Big V we are most impressed that you got accepted to such a prestigious school and we are sure you will do just great. We can't wait to see pictures and hear about your progress. We are sure Miss V will also have fun learning to drive and can't wait to see her progress too.

    Millie & Walter

  14. You two are going to sail through the winter months learning how to "horse around!" Heehee. Vidock we are confident you will do your breed proud. Violette, we think you will be a wonderful driver :)

    the critters in the cottage xo

  15. That is awesome news, Vidock! You have already shown yourself to be a wonderful stallion so I think you will be a great credit to your breed. So happy for you and for #1 to have the opportunity for you to be there!
    You look wonderful Violette! You enjoy your friends and grow more of that winter coat!
    Lily, WA, USA

  16. That is very exciting news Vidock. You are so good natured I am sure you will be a credit to your breed.
    Violette that is great that you will learn to drive.

  17. Congratulations to Vidock and to #1 - that is wonderful news. We can't wait to see how well you do, and we KNOW you will do well. And Violette, do you have to get a special driving license? : )

    Happy weekend.

    Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

  18. Vidock we are so excited for you. I know you will be a very smart student too and graduate with honors. Hopefully we'll hear about your progress now and then.

  19. Wow, going to school and learning to drive. Keep us posted V&V.


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