Thursday, January 19, 2012

I'm a Happy Girl

How could I not be?  Brett's back home and my new horse is here. 

I made sure everything was ready for Winston's arrival.  Do you think he read the plaque by our front gate on his way in?

I waited and waited and waited.  All day long.  FINALLY they pulled up the street, just before dark.
















Flash and Kalvin were hanging their heads out of their stalls trying to get a look.  Jackson watched intently from his turnout.

I dropped Winston's trailer window and he greeted me.  I swear, he was saying "Here I am!  Your horse!"

He unloaded easily and then I turned him out in the arena to chill and roll.



He was very good when I put on his blanket and led him out to his paddock.  After he was safely in his area, we let the horses and donkeys back out to the pasture.  Jackson was still gimpy so he stayed in; the donkeys hid behind Brett;  but Flash and Kalvin immediately went over for meet and greet.




By the time we finished with chores, Tuffy and Winston were touching noses.  He seems to be settling in just fine. 

Am I the luckiest girl in the world or what? 



18 comments:

  1. Congratulations! I wish you the best of luck with Winston. I am sure he will love it there. Make sure you get a picture of him eating that first carrot!

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  2. Congratulations! He's a beauty. And so calm about everything! I can't wait to hear all about the first ride!

    I hope Jackson gets to feeling better soon.

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  3. Safely home! Congrats Annette! May you have many hours of fun together!

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  4. congratulations!! he looks like he'll settle in just fine. In fact his temperament seems to be just what I'm looking for!

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  5. Happy Horsewoman, Congrats to you all.

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  6. What a handsome boy. You'll two will have so much fun together I'm sure.

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  7. he looks pretty happy to be there too! :)

    is that kalvin that floats like king of the world? wow! he's gorgeous!

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  8. I do believe that you and Winston are very lucky to have each other. He is positively beautiful and that long roll made Aspen Meadows his home. Kalvin sure was doing some fancy moving in that second video. Just think, it was not that long ago when you made the decision to retire Jackson and look for a new pony. Here you are! I wish you all the best...great happiness is in your future.

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  9. Have to be honest here! he certainly is a bonny looking chap! I do wish you good luck with him.

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  10. That was one serious roll! Looks like he is home. I am so happy for you!

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  11. yes, you are very, very lucky but I suspect that you deserve it!

    Wishing you much joy

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  12. Ooohh Anette,I've been very anxious following this nice arriving.
    Enjoy him and my best wishes for Jacson,I hope the pain desapear soon.
    Hasta pronto! ;)

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  13. (sigh) such beautiful creatures. How will you ever go back to work now?

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  14. Congratulations!!!! I can feel your glee in this post. I love your Aspen Meadows plaque and I do think Winston read it!

    You crack me up taking the photos of the trailer approaching. I bet you were giggling. I know because last year at this time we got our Foggy boy and I was just as excited!

    Enjoy! Good luck and have fun and love up your new boy! He is gorgeous!

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  15. Winston looks like he's right at home already. There's nothing like a good roll to say I'm home and he's definitely a professional roller, both sides got a good rub off. Seems like a really calm guy and takes things as they come, I'm sure he'll fit right in. I've got a soft spot for splashy colored horses, he's beautiful. Congratulations on finding each other and may you have many wonderful rides together.

    Hope Jackson is feeling better soon.

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  16. Congratulations on your new partner under saddle. He is a beauty.

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  17. So exciting!!! Congrats! He's a champion roller isn't he? I was impressed lol. I can't wait to follow along on your adventures together. :D

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