Friday 9 May 2014

Violette and Vidock Vendredi!

Violette: Pretty Neighs, Dear Friends! Today, we want to tell you about our new shoes as The Big V and I were both fitted on Wednesday. Let me tell you, it was high time! I usually only wear shoes on my front feet and I had lost one so I wasn't walking very straight. As for the Big V, he was totally barefoot and that big boy needs them on all four feet for the kind of work he's going to be doing. The great news is that Mr. N, the farrier who used to shoe us initially, and who is wonderful, had agreed to take us on again. So, on Wednesday, he came and Mr. E came with him.

It was raining so they brought me in a little before so my feet could dry. Diddle guarded me:

Getting a trim on all four hooves:

Getting the shoes fitted:

Ta Daaaaa! Lovely footwear for the fashionable equine girl!

Vidock: As I am going to start pulling carts and will be going on the road, I needed shoes on all four feet this time. I also started with a good trim:

Mr. E made sure I behaved myself:

It's a fiery business getting those shoes fitted properly!

And here I am, all proud of my new shoes!

Thanks, Mr. N and Mr. E!


  1. My human says she has lots of friends who would be envious of you two getting new shoes!

  2. We bet you two feel very stylish with your new shoes.
    They look mighty nice.
    We really like the pic of your foot and new shoe with the pretty hair Violette :)
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure, JJ
    and Angels Tiger and Tillie

  3. Violette you have lovely new shoes and we hope you won't leave one of them somewhere in a field! Vidock you look very smart in your new shoes too.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  4. Hooray for new shoes! Y'all will be stepping mighty fine now!

  5. you two were both very well behaved and your new footwear looks great.

    please let Tama know that Tim posted some pictures today in her honor

  6. How cool, new shoes.
    Lily & Edward

  7. Wowo shoe fitting sure looks fiery! Looks like you were both very well behaved in the process :-)
    Happy Friday and have a great weekend xoxo

  8. Your new shoes are so stylish ! We hope they are comfy for you too ! Purrs

  9. That is one good blacksmith or farrier, since he shoes with hot shoes. They can be fitted so much better that way. Glad it all went well. Take care.

  10. Vous avez tous les deux de très beaux pieds !
    Surtout Violette ... on dirait des bottes poilues....
    Je me doutais bien que Violette ne devrait être ferrée que de devant. Il est assez rare de mettre en ensemble dans un prés des chevaux ferrés des 4. Même avec des chevaux gentils un accident est très vite arrivé.
    Bonne soirée.
    Nat à Chat

  11. Babies need new shoes! Your hoof-icures look great.


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