The day started out a little iffy. Two hours before dawn I started the truck, shifted into gear, turned on my headlights and... no headlights. Luckily John had one ready to install, and he had us on the road pretty quick. One headlight is better than none, for sure.
It was an uneventful trip and we even got there a little early. So we went to Starbucks and then did some walking. The river was like glass today.
It took him a while to unload onto the asphalt, since he had never seen any such thing before. But we got him loaded and went on our way. 100 miles later we stopped for a breather.
We were on the road 12 hours but it was totally worth it. He's just as cool as I had hoped.
This pic isn't the greatest - the light was fading fast. But I think Dyno's jealous face in the background is hilarious. He really wants some food too! But he doesn't really eat hay and his mush was still in the house.
I don't know how easy it is to see, but he has the same Roman knob on his nose that Tonka did, although maybe not as pronounced.
It makes for a good handle when you want to pull his face over and kiss his nose.
This is my only full body pic that didn't end up all blurry. I think he's very handsome. I know he has flaws (especially that neck) but I love him anyway. I can't wait to trim his hooves and put a little weight on him. I guess he was obese and they worked hard to get him thinner, but I like them with a little more padding.
I didn't even realize until I met him how much he looked like Willow, my first horse. She was a mustang from Nevada. She was smaller than he is, but had the same colored face and pretty eyes, and the 4 socks. I know I have a better pic of her somewhere but this will have to do for now.
I'm exhausted, and I have to get up early tomorrow, so I'm signing off now. Hopefully tonight I can sleep! I haven't slept much the last couple nights, with all the anticipation.