Friday, October 29, 2010

Pie Arrives!

Pie arrived this afternoon in very good shape - apparently he trailered well and when I went to get him out of the trailer he backed off calmly like a pro.  He spent some time in a small grass paddock, and called a bit to the other horses when he wasn't grazing.  He also took some good big drinks, which was good as he hadn't during the trailering.  Then I took him to sniff noses over the fence with the geldings - there was some squealing and a little bit of stamping by both Pie and Fritz.  Then he got to go in with the geldings - there was a bit of running around but I think tomorrow things will be pretty calm.  When the other horses went in, he wanted to go in too, so he's in his stall and seems pretty much OK there - I'll check on him later this evening.  I expect he's pretty tired after an 8-hour plus trailer ride.

So, without further ado, pictures of Pie!






I groomed him while he was loose in the paddock and he was great for that.  His former owner took the trouble to trim his feet and brush out his thick, beautiful tail before putting him on the trailer, which was really nice.  Tomorrow I'll give him a day off, and then we'll get down to work!

42 comments:

  1. YAY!!!!!! I bet you felt like a kid in a candy store (who needs candy when you have HORSES???!!! LOL). That's awesome...so happy for you Kate! He's a very handsome boy!

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  2. Awww it must be a good feeling to have him home safe and sound :) He looks redder in these photos :)

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  3. He is a gorgeous colour and has a very kind face. I hope he's perfect for you.

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  4. OH CONGRATULATIONS! I love the last photo - he is a real cutie!!!!!! Love it when they settle in quickly. You are going to have sooooo much fun!

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  5. Pie sure is an adaptable boy! And very handsome. Good for both of you...the beginning of a great relationship!

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  6. Congratulations! He's finally home and looks happy as can be!

    I just love the markings on his face. His snip looks very kissable! :)

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  7. Hooray! So happy for you! Your new horse is such a Cutie Pie!

    ~Lisa

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  8. He's adorable, I love his sweet face. He's seems so calm and adaptable to his new surroundings and people. Good luck with him and starting your new partnership.

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  9. What a beautiful boy Pie is, love the white markings on his face.
    Bet you can't wait to start riding him, what fun!!!

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  10. He is a handsome boy indeed. Glad he's home.

    Dan

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  11. Congratulations Kate! He IS a total cutie pie! I especially love the second pic of the two of you. Looking forward to hearing about your relationship as it progresses.

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  12. Woo-Hoo! Merry Christmas! And many a happy riding year ahead! Welcome home Pie!

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  13. He looks very relaxed and happy - you two look very comfortable together - You're going to have so much fun!!!!

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  14. Oh Kate!!! He has such a sweet, loving face. That last photo tells the whole story...he has a kind heart! Congratulations!!! Enjoy your boy! Smiles and hugs to you and Pie from everyone here at Honeysuckle Faire.

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  15. That Pie is quite a looker! Congratulations on finally getting him home.

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  16. HOORAY!!! FINALLY!!! He is so beautiful :-) I am so, so happy for you both <3

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  17. This post gave me big smiles, just to see how happy you look and how relaxed Pie looks. You got yourself a good horse.

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  18. I'm so happy for your Kate! Pie is a great looking gelding! He is going to be a great friend for you =)

    Can't wait to hear what this boy knows, and doesn't know !!

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  19. Wonderful news ~ lucky horse, lucky you! Love the last pic of him, what a kind face!! Looks like you made a great choice Kate. Can't wait to hear more about your Pie, and the bond that is sure to grow between the two of you.

    How nice of the owner to send him to his new home well groomed and cared for. Shows that he cares about Pie, and that he came from a good home!

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  20. yay! that is so exciting! He looks super cute :D

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  21. Such a cute little fellow! I'm so very happy for you, Kate. Pie is a lucky horse to have you.

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  22. He looks great! Love that deep red color. Hope his first day at work is everything you've dreamed of:)

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  23. Welcome home, Pie. Welcome home!

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  24. He is even cuter at your barn!

    My old farrier--one of those long time cowboy horsemen used to say, "Star and a snip, buy him." Perfect face marking as far as I'm concerned!

    He looks happy already. And that smile on your face is certainly pretty obvious. Congrats!!

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  25. I'm so glad he arrived safely, he looks lovely. I'm sure you're going to have lots of fun with him.

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  26. Yay for Pie! I'm a sucker for the snip (they're just so darn kissable :o) Glad to know he arrived safely and seems to be settling in well.

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  27. Home, safe and sound, phiew! (One can't help but worrying, right?)
    So now the fun starts...
    It's going to be several Christmas days, I believe?

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  28. WHOO HOO! Welcome home, Pie! He's quite some eye candy! Congrats, Kate, and I hope you two have many, many good years ahead! I hope hr turns our perfect for you!
    ~MunciEquestrian~

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  29. Very glad he made it to his new home with no problems, and that he's settling in well!

    He reminds me of our QH Cody - very sweet and responsive and a good all-around guy. Will look forward to getting to know Pie.

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  30. Kate - He's beautiful! You make a handsome team. :-) Best wishes for many, many happy years together.

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  31. Glad Pie arrived safe and sound. He's a handsome boy.

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  32. Yipee, Im so happy for you! he looks like hes settling in well and happy there as well.

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  33. He looks a real cool customer! But also a steady horse, congratulations!

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  34. Congratulations again, he looks in fine health, and very soft and relaxed already :)

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  35. He looks like a young version of my "Old Red"--the best horse EVER. I can't help but REALLY like him. Congratulations!!!

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  36. LOVE. I'm so happy for you! Ranch horses are the bomb. (I'm a convert) 4 years old and happy to ride calmly near big trucks? Very nice. Can't wait to hear more!

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  37. Super cute Pie is - and you look SO happy Kate!

    Congratulations to you both. I look forward to hearing all about your work together :)

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  38. Kate, Pie is beautiful! He is such a handsome horse! And his pictures with you are especially wonderful - congratulations to you on finding such a great horse!

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  39. So glad he arrived safe and sound. You two look perfect together!

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  40. Pie looks great :) Good luck for the future!

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  41. He's such a cutie!!! He has such a sweet face and kind eyes. I'm glad he made it home safe and sound and that you love him already. :)

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