Winston trailered to his new home, while eating his lunch. Nicole was at school so I walked him around and introduced him to all his new herd buddies, then he rested in his new stall. He seemed to settle right in and patiently waited for me to go pick Nicole up from school. When Nicole came in the barn and saw his darling face looking out over the stall door she broke into tears, sobbing. She was so overwhelmed to actually see him at the barn she has been at for 10 years. I think Winston truly understands Nicole is his new person. He nuzzles and sniffs her hair and is very lovable. Within the hour several of the girls Nicole rides with showed up at the barn to awe at him.
They also sent me a picture of Nicole and Winston on the day that they decided to buy him -- the same Monday where I watched them together, loved how they were bonding (like it was meant to be), and crossed my fingers. Don't they both look happy?
As my friend Heather said, "Every horse needs a young girl at least once in their lives."