When I first called about Pie, I asked his owner how he got his name. Pie is named after the horse Jimmy Stewart rode for more than 20 years in his Western movies - the owner said he looked a little like him. Here's a picture of that Pie, and that site also contains a link to an audio clip where Jimmy Stewart talks about the horse.
Here are some of the pictures I got of Pie's past. Here he is as a baby - that's his mother on the left of the picture - I think he's adorable, but then all foals are adorable:
Here he is as a yearling - I like how he's confidently striding out:
He spent his first year and a half living on the ranch in Montana where he was born, pretty much untouched and outside in all weathers.
Here he is on a cattle drive last year, I believe in Montana - that's Pie on the right:
The latest plan is for Pie to arrive here on Friday afternoon - I can't wait!