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!