Friday, 15 November 2013

Vidock Vendredi

Vidock: Studly Neighs, EveryFriend! I have lots to tell you about! As you know, #1 was gone for a whole week. Then she showed up yesterday morning, early, gave me a good brushing, and then she put socks on me!

She told me I would be going somewhere really exciting for a while, where I would learn lots of new stuff. I thought it sounded really cool, so I hopped right into the horse van:

When we got to the new place, they put me in a box for a little while, and then this gentlemen, Mr.JJR, came and put on my bridle, but with a new, gentler bit, and my saddle on, and took me to the outdoor school. #1 told me he would be my new teacher. First he worked me for a while with a lunging rein:

I had never been in such a big workspace before. It was very cool! Then, Mr. JJR got on my back:

He said I was supple and a really good boy. Actually, he forgot to mention that I am also very handsome…

I am not used to all this hard work, and it looks like I am going to be doing a lot of it, so #1 is going to have a chat with Ms. S tomorrow about nutrition and supplements for me. In the meantime, here is my new paddock:

You can't see it but I also have a shelter so I can get out of the rain and cold if I want to.


  1. Hi Vidock. It all sounds pretty exciting. It's nice to be able to be indoors and outdoor when you want. Btw why the socks?

  2. San, the socks are standard transport protections so he doesn't accidentally hurt his legs whilst in the horse van.

  3. Big V you look fantastic working with your new trainer. Your new paddock looks like a great place to hang out in too.

    Millie & Walter

  4. You new field has a lovely view Vidock and we bet you will enjoy learning with Mr. JJR.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  5. What an exciting adventure Vidock! Learning new things is always so much fun! :)

    the critters in the cottage xo

  6. How exciting! New training and a gorgeous new paddock!

  7. Good job Vidock and cool socks. I know you will learn its of things

  8. Tu es vraiment un super gentil cheval bien dans ta tête Vidock. Tu rentres dans ce van comme si c'était la chose la plus normale du monde. J'en connais une qui un jour avait décidé qu'elle ne voulait plus. Une vraie galère.
    Ton nouveau "logement" est magnifique, et en plus tu vas apprendre tes tas de choses et devenir encore plus beau et musclé !
    Bon week end.
    PS : Ici, depuis hier soir, on a perdu l'été indien ... il fait froid et humide brutalement.
    Une horreur

  9. Your new paddock looks nice and green with lovely views. Getting tasty supplements and good feed is a good reward for all the hard work you will be doing.

  10. Dear Vidock,
    I am sure it was only an oversight for Mr. JJR not to mention how handsome you are! Or maybe he thought that was so very obvious that he needn't bring it up. Yes, I think that is it!
    Now... why did you have to wear socks? To keep you muscles warm for your big workout? ? I am glad you get to have a new gentler bit! : )
    I hope you love your new temporary home! And let us know how you are getting on!
    Lily, WA, USA

  11. Just read the comments and say why you had your socks on! Good for #1 for taking such good care of you!
    Lily, WA, USA

  12. Oh sweet Vidock. You are going to make #1 very proud and your whole family..Violette and all the Chans. xoxoxoxox

  13. Very nice new digs Vidock. We think you will do well there and learn lots.You are a smart boy :)
    Enjoy yourself too.
    Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
    Treasure,Tiger, JJ and Julie

  14. Vidock, this is very exciting! We like your new place. And we hope you learn a lot.

  15. Hello Vidock: Sherri-Ellen here!! You ARE handsome & you know it, lol! You look fab in those 'socks' & I love your new paddock. Looks like you are having a fun adventure & Mr. JRR looks like a kind man. WE can hardly wait to read more about your adventure with Mr. JRR.
    All the best from Sherri-Ellen & Nylablue too xoxoxoxoxo

  16. aiiee!! My Mom Linda is so envious of #1 for being able to eventually ride you and for riding sweet Violette. Mom Linda luvluvluvs horses..but she is almost deathly allergic to you...sigh...but we do admire from afar


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