Thursday, June 21, 2018

Percherons.

As I said in my last post, I am taking a short break in my Baltics posts to catch up with more local trips.
I am already 4 years behind with my cruise posts so a week or two more won't make any difference.
Earlier this year an online friend said she would be taking one of her regular trips to see her handsome Percheron horse who is being trained in England.
As he is kept only 3 1/2 hours away from our home it would be an ideal time to travel up and meet her and the magnificent Vidock. She was coming over for the Southern Counties Heavy Horse Event.
We decided to make a 3 day break of it and stayed in the New Forest.



There were many different breeds of heavy horses, but the highlight for us was the team of 12 Percherons pulling the roller and chain harrows.




After that we were taken by Virginia to see Vidock at the farm.




After seeing so many photos of him on their blog, it was a treat to see him face to face.
The weather that day was awful and Vidock had made the most of the rain and the mud, and although not looking at his best he still stood proud and magnificent.
We were to meet him again a few months later and this time he would look very different. Hopefully that post will follow in a few days.

1 comment:

  1. four reminds me of the cyldesdale we see here; and om em cod; is he standing next to a pony or "regular size" horse in photo 9 ???

    wavez dood frum de land oh trout ;) ♥♥

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