Saturday, March 19, 2011

Drifter Arrives

Drifter made it to our barn safe and sound.  I put him in Pie's regular paddock - Pie will be across from him at night to be sure he's got company.  He did some calling and a little bit of running, but settled down to eat hay - I expect he was pretty hungry.  His personality already reminds me a lot of my old Noble horse - sweet and willing but a little bit nervous - but who wouldn't be nervous after a long trailer ride and being at a new place.

So, without further ado, pictures.

He has a lovely head with a small muzzle:





He's on a downhill slope here, which gives him an odd stance.  His neck and back are shorter than Pie's - in fact he's not as tall as Pie, maybe 15.1, and a bit broader and more squarely built.  His movement is as I remembered - very fluid and with lots of reach.


And he's very interested in people - he would come up to me in the paddock and I groomed him while he was at liberty:


X-rays on Monday, and assuming they're good, he's a keeper!

29 comments:

  1. So excited for you! I did like him when I first saw him, and I still do.

    Here's hoping all the xrays are OK and he's in his permanent home with you.

    With Pie and Drifter to work with, you are going to have a grand time.

    I am so happy for you all!

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  2. He does have a beautiful face. I love the shape of the star on his forehead. It made me think of Caspar, the Friendly Ghost. Don't ask me why... :) He's beautiful - and he already looks happy.

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  3. He's a total cutie! Congrats! :) Can't wait to read about his adventures.

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  4. I'm glad he made it safe and sound. He does have a pretty head--very good-looking horse. I'm sure that will bond you even more knowing how much he's like your sweet Noble. Congratulations.

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  5. He's super cute Kate - congrats. Can't wait to see how Dawn handles more competition ;)

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  6. Wonderful! Glad he arrived safe and sound. Fingers and toes are crossed that the X-rays are perfect on Monday!

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  7. Glad he arrived safe and sound. Very exciting to have him there. I'm sure he'll be fun to work with he looks very sweet and interested in his surroundings. Good luck with the x-rays on Monday.

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  8. How exciting! He's very attractive, Kate. Best of luck Monday.

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  9. Nice! You are going to have so much fun this year, and you are going to be busy too!

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  10. Yay, he made it. I like everything about him. I just know he'll be staying.

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  11. Oh he is so cute!!! You have a perfect pair of cutie boys.

    I am glad he is settling in nicely and likes the grooming. What fun! Enjoy!

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  12. You are going to have your hands full...but there are worse things, right? :) He's just gorgeous.

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  13. OH HOW EXCITING!!! Welcome, beautiful Drifter! I can't wait to see and read more about you!

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  14. He has a similar look to cibolo. Very handsome. Liked him from the very start. Can't wait to hear how he settles in.

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  15. Handsome boy. I hope everything works out OK.

    Dan

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  16. I do believe you are one happy camper. Now you have two beautiful new ponies.

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  17. Yay! I hope the x-rays check out -- he looks like such a sweetie!

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  18. YAY For Drifter!!!!! The x-rays will be fine!

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  19. Welcome Drifter. A very handsome boy, he doesn't look nervous at all in the pix. I imagine you're over the moon with him finally here. Know I would be.

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  20. What a cutie! I can't wait to see more pictures of him.

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  21. He's a good looking guy. I love his swirly star.
    Good luck on the final vetting.

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  22. So happy for you Kate!! He's beautiful ! So what are you plans for him? I'm excited to find out !!

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  23. I missed the anticipation of knowing he was enroute, but that's OK I would have been nearly as excited as you ! Looks like a nice fello, I wonder if he knows he has hit the lottery becoming your horse?

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  24. He's cute and sounds like such a sweetie. :) I hope the xrays turn out good so you can keep him.

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  25. He's so cute!! I'm glad he's home and I hope all goes well on Monday with the x-rays!!

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