Friday 2 May 2014

Vidock and Violette Vendredi

Vidock: Can you believe it's already Friday? We don't know where the week went, or maybe it was just washed away by the rain… Still, they're forecasting better weather starting tomorrow. Hooves crossed.

I had an interesting time working with Uncle Eric last weekend. Instead of focusing on my amazing powers of motion, he focused on my powers of standing still! He kept telling me it was just as important for a horse like me to be able to stand still when asked to, whatever the distractions, as to trot or canter! So, we stood…

… and then stood some more!

That's Arab stallion Hakim taunting me, but I didn't budge!

Afterwards, Ms. S took great care of me!

And #1 was ready for me with my treat bucket!

Violette: Pretty Neighs, EveryFriend! I haven't been doing a whole lot because I managed to lose a shoe again. The farrier is coming on May 7th. And #1 isn't quite up to working me on the long reins again yet. But she did come and gave me a good brushing and loving:

And I would like you to meet my friend and new bodyguard, Diddle:

She is a beautiful Cane Corso. They are supposed to be very fierce dogs, but Diddle works for treats!

I feel totally safe with her around.


  1. Then Diddle must get many treats she is so cute. Yup Vidock. A big horse like you must learn to stay still as well. We agree totally. You're looking good Violette.

  2. Violette, you are many times larger than Diddle - she should feel safe being near YOU!

  3. Oh Vidock! You are a champion already, I can see that! Pretty Neighs to you, too Violette and very nice to meet you Fierce Diddle! Take care of our sweet friends!


  4. Beautiful Cane Corso, we sure wouldn't sit by that horses hiney
    Lily & Edward

  5. You two are a treat to hear from and look at. I love Tommy and all the Chans too but the two of you and your schools and training are fascinating to mom and me. Because until you two, we would never have known how fascinating you are. xxoo

  6. I sure hope you two enjoy the weekend! Oh, you too Diddle!!!

  7. En voilà un chien avec une bouille toute craquante. Il a un air de mauvais poil qui le rend .... sympathique.
    Vidock est un bon élève. Pas si facile pour un jeune entier de rester immobile. Surtout avec un "concurrent" à côté.
    Bonne soirée
    Nat à Chat

  8. You are very lucky to have your own personal bodyguard Violette.

  9. We just love hearing from you and seeing your pictures. M wants to throw her arms around both of you (your necks). She would give you a big hug cuz you are so cute.

  10. Vidock, we have to do that stand and wait thing too, so we hope you were well rewarded for it. And Violette, how lucky you are to have that nice bodyguard Diddle.

    Happy weekend.

    Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

  11. Moving and standing, good you are learning your lessons.

    Treats and loves are always welcome.

  12. Can you believe it's already Caturday ? Well done Big V, you're a good boy ! We can imagine how staying still with another stallion beside you is a hard work ! Beautiful Violette, we think that's it's rather Diddle who feels safe with you around ! Purrs

  13. Yow Vidock ya did pawsum wif da standin still!! Eben when dat Arabian tried to get yer attenshun! Well dun :)
    Violette ya threw another shoe?? Guud greef diz iz gonna beecome an Olympick sport at diz rate!!!
    We hopez ya get to go out n frolick soon. Yer new poochie furend iz bery stunnin....she will keep dat Arabian boy away frum ya ;)
    Lub Nylablue n Sherriellen Mum xoxoxoxo


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