Violette: Three years ago today, I was loaded in a van and went to start my new life under the care of #1. I actually tried to move into Poupounette Central...
But #1 told me the rooms were not really designed for a big girl like me. So I got in the van:
And I found myself in a place that was totally different from the field I had been living in:
You have no idea what it feels like to lie down in a sunpuddle in fresh straw until you try it!
I made friends for the very first time!
I found out about spa treatments:
I started going to school:
And eventually, #1 started to ride me!
Since I first left my field, I have lived in three different places in three years but, through every move, #1 has always been with me and made sure to tell me she loved me and I was safe.
I now share my field with another Percheron mare and six Arab mares, and #1 hopes I will stay here for a long, long time:
I'm on the left and in case you were wondering, I'm the boss!!!
I have just started working with a new trainer, a wonderful gentleman who specialises in the Spanish working style of Doma Vaquero. Both he and #1 have great hopes for me! In the meantime, #1 had a bit of fun with Photoshop and made this "painted" portrait of me out of a photo:
I don't think anyone could ever have been happier and more thankful to be Gotchaed than me!