Thank you csimkunas6. I'm glad other people think he looks good too. He is starting to look older as he is loosing muscle in the back and hind quarters from being out of work but otherwise he is doing great. I hope so too, spending time with him was the only down time I've had in months. Going to miss him dearly. Hopefully I'll have more time to visit over the years.
For an update, we moved Jake yesterday and he is now a happy camper out in the pasture. He (as always) was a champ with the 12 hour drive. It always amazes me that he will hop in the trailer without hesitation after 4.5 hour driving intervals (we stopped twice to get him out and walk him around and offer him water and to let him pee, which of course he wouldn't touch the water or pee...) He was a little sore getting him out for the last stopping point and when we got home, but nothing too bad, I gave him some bute that night and this morning he is feeling great and frisky.
He trotted around the pasture for the first few minutes once we let him loose then dove into the grass and hay. This morning when I took his blanket off he took off and cantered around the pasture, flagging his tail and snorting...I dare say he likes it here. ;)
I have a few picture but the internet is slow here, so they may have to wait. I'll try to upload some.