Monday, July 21, 2008

He's home!


He loaded right up into the trailer and traveled beautifully the two hours to his new home. Doesn't he have the sweetest face? He's an absolute doll.


He even comes when he's called...or if he hears the cellophane wrapper of a peppermint crinkling in my fingers. He's a peppermint addict!

I watched him for three hours Sunday afternoon, just amazed that he's in MY pasture. I thought of names. All kinds of names. Silly ones. Common ones. Long ones. Pretentious ones.

None seemed to really fit him.

Then, out of nowhere, it hit me and all other names were gone from the massive name jumble in my head. It was the only one that suited him.

His name is Gabriel. We're calling him Gabe (or the Gabe-ster) and he's already responding to it. I think he likes it.

8 comments:

Dorky Dad said...

Thank God you didn't call him Mr. Ed. I'd have had to come down there and revoke your horse owning license.

He's a beaut.

kristi said...

He is very shiny and beautiful!

goat roper said...

I'll have to post pictures of my new horse and we'll have a contest to see who got the better deal! The kids are a blast! We are having lots of fun! See ya soon!

Sona said...

Excellent name!

I'm so very happy for you!

Jim Thomsen said...

"She ran calling Wiiiiiiiiiiiiildfire ...."

Do they still measure horses in hands?

JANET IN MICH. said...

HE IS BEAUTIFUL---HE DIDN'T RUN GOOD IN THE RACES JUST SO HE COULD COME AND LIVE WITH YOU---I JUST KNOW IT---HAHA I THINK YOU BOTH ARE GOING TO BE VERY HAPPY!!!

Queen of Shake-Shake said...

He's gorgeous!

Jenn said...

Dorky dad...good thing Mr. Ed wasn't even on the list of possibles!

Kristi...he just got a bath. You should have seen the mud caked on him before the bath.


Sona...thank you! I think it suits him well.

Jim...yup, horses are measured in hands. But the average person doesn't know what the hand measurement is, so I posted his height in feet. He was advertised at 16.2 hands...I sticked (measured) him when we got home and he's actually 16.3 hands. A hand equals 4".

Janet...I'm glad he's a slow poke...he saved his legs for a long life of eventing, trail riding, jumping and fox hunting with me.

Queen of shake shake...thank you! I think he knows he's gorgeous. He's been prancing around with the tail up showing off.