Friday, April 29, 2011

Pie at Five!

Today Pie is five.  He's exactly the horse I wanted when I embarked on the great horse search, although since he's only five there are still some young horse moments.  But he's a fine, fine horse - great mind, sound and built to stay that way.  Getting him was one of the best horse things I've ever done.  It's hard to believe I've had him for only six months - I feel like I've known him forever - but we've managed to get in over 75 rides in that time, which isn't too bad considering our weather conditions and lack of an indoor arena.

Here are some of my favorite pictures of him.

I got this picture from his prior owner, who had him from the time he was a weanling in Montana - he's the only horse I've ever had where I've got a baby picture, and he was one cute baby:


This picture is from his vet check when I got him, and shows the "Pie face" that he puts on when he's annoyed:


Here he is on the day he arrived at our barn after an 8 hour trailer ride:


Ears from the same day:


His head with its curved profile - my husband says he's handsome - rugged even - and I have to agree even though its not a conventional pretty face:


And some pictures of the sweet expression he usually greets me with:



Happy birthday to a wonderful boy!

23 comments:

  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY PIE!!!!!!!!!
    He is such a cutie!

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  2. Happy birthday Pie!

    Here's his horoscope
    Happy birthday! While work and home are mostly under control, your social life may be the biggest challenge this year. Friends, especially groups or organizations, may ask more of you than before. They could prove difficult to satisfy. Although they may not ask for money, sometimes time and commitment are every bit as expensive and precious as dollars. There could be an especially new and unexpected request, but you don't have to say yes unless it benefits you, too. People may tug at your heartstrings. Be reasonable and firm, and work hard on the projects you accept. Your true friends will understand.

    Lol!

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  3. Happy birthday to Pie.
    Happy Birthday to PIE!
    Happy BIRTHDAY, dear sweet pony!
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO PIE!

    p.s. Love the horoscope--great things in the works...

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  4. Happy Birthday, Pie! He sounds like a great fit for you and I'm glad both of you are enjoying your journey together - and already celebrating birthdays! :)

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  5. Happy birthday to your handsome horse!

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  6. Happy birthday to Pie! I am sure he is glad you found him too. Give him an extra birthday carrot from his blogger friends!

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  7. Happy birthday Pie! Hes got a roman nose doesn't he?

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  8. How great that he is what you want at 5! Imagine what you guys will have accomplished by the time he is 10!

    Happy birthday to Pie!

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  9. Best wishes to your best boy. Especially love that last shot. So handsome and so young for all the good things he has accomplished with you.

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  10. Awww happy birthday Pie. Im so happy you are so pleased with him, I would be smitten too! And at only five, you have many many more years ahead for the two of you. :)

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  11. Happy birthday Pie! You're lucky to have found each other :)

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  12. Happy Birthday, Pie. You are one lucky boy to have found a mom like yours. I am sure you will continue to be a good boy. You are really going to enjoy going places and seeing new sights. Hope you got a lot of carrots.

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  13. Aww Happy birthday pretty Pie!

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  14. Happy Birthday Pie!!! I love your adorable Pie face :) You are one gorgeous creature! I hope you have a day full of carrots dipped in molasses and maybe even some caramel apples to boot! Love your baby pictures...so much better than the embarrassing baby pictures that humans usually have :)
    Birthday whinnies from the whole herd,
    Sue and the crew at DVR

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  15. Happy Birthday Pie - I totally agree with you that you struck gold when you found Pie!

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  16. Happy birthday Pie! Looking forward to reading more of your adventures. You and your new owner are very lucky to have found each other!

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  17. Happy Birthday Pie. That big Roman nose of his makes room for that extra large brain he probably has.

    Handsome horse.

    Dan

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  18. i'm curious about that pie face and what causes it. i'll be listening....

    i'm so happy you have the great horse you searched for.

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  19. He's a sweetheart. Happy Birthday, Pie!!

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  20. Happy birthday to a Very Good horse.

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  21. Happy Birthday Pie!

    Wow...75 rides?!In only 6 months?! That's more than many people do in a year.

    And you've been riding three horse, too.

    wow.

    ~Lisa

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