What a lovely collection of pics! It looks like Pepe is settling in nicely in his new home. I'm really glad to hear that you're going to be able to stay in contact with him and work with him... he always was your special favourite, that has been very obvious! I guess if you can't manage to own or lease a horse of your own at the moment, having "visiting rights" for your equine best friend has to be the next best thing, right? He's such a lovely horse, and I'm sure that between you, you and his new keeper will take excellent care of him and ensure that he gets all the skritches and carrots that he deserves!
I was thrilled to be told many a time that I was welcome to come visit him whenever I wanted - his new owner/leasee has also said I can come ride him oneday and that would be great! But I am backing off a bit as I realise he is her horse now (just hard because he was pratically mine without costs these last couple months). He's a naughty boy
Kept coming over to me, instead of his new owner/leasee, silly boy.
He will always be special to me -even though we both know Pepe is a bit, er, special.. haha.
I'm going down on Thursday and picking his new owner/leasee up on the way, then we are spending the whole day with him and she is going to have a Parelli lesson with an instructor with him (it will be her only lesson with the person).
He's going to look so good with the hard feed he is now getting (talk about a wide range of things in that mix alone!). He will look like her old horse did - sleek coat with a healthy shine, correctly muscled and she is going to try and work on getting him a bit softer on the bit and into frame.
They will do well together (the deal is though, that she only is having him for a month and if he bucks/bolts in that time, she wont be able to keep him longer - so I'm hoping he is a good boy.... especially with the hard feed seeing as he was on lucrene and oaten hay lately).