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!