February 27, 2013

Look who's here!

We have been looking for a sweet, passive gelding... one that can keep Willow company (especially at night) during her long recovery.  And also one I can ride and that will be good with the kids.  This sweet boy is all that and more. He's a 7 yr old Gypsy Vanner gelding. ♥  I consulted with everyone about him, and Martha even went out to ride him and thoroughly check him out after we did. He is such a sweetheart... just a big lover, like a teddy bear!  Nothing phases him.  Nancy was especially excited about him, because she breeds Gypsy Vanners.  She said we couldn't have choses a better breed for our needs.  Oh my, is he darling. I love his bell bottom feet and his sweet whiskers!  He's a bit hard to photograph though... as he follows me around like a puppy dog! 

As independent as Willow is, she didn't do well alone and seems to be comforted to have another horse around.  They are herd animals and need to be with other horses.  Paloma and Charlie share a pasture, so we are hoping this guy will be the perfect companion for Willow. ♥   Now we just need to think of a good name for him...  :)

29 comments:

  1. He is sooo handsome! I hope and pray he is the perfect companion for Willow! Gosh now a name......mmmmmm. :)

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  2. What a beauty! His feet remind me of a Clydesdale so the first name I thought of was "Clyde".
    I hope that him and Willow work out together! Looking forward to photos of Willow's return!
    Pam in AZ

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  3. He is so beautiful. I love his fur by his hooves. Very pretty. I am trying to think of a good name that would go with Willow. What about Wind. Wind and Willow? So happy for you. Thinking of you and Willow every day. Love, Becky

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  4. Oh my goodness, I just love him! He is magnificent!!

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  5. I showed his picture to my 9 year old son with autism and asked him what this horse should be named (and not really expecting an answer) he said "Kemp". I looked it up and it is a word with origins from England and the Gypsy Vanners were originally bred in the British Isles which include Ireland and the United Kingdom (England). Meanings for Kemp include a strong, brave warrior and an athlete. We think Willow needs her own strong, brave warrior to help her in her journey of healing so we suggest Kemp as a part of his name.

    Thanks for the updates on Willow. We have been praying hard for her and crying tears of sadness and joy with you.

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  6. What a beautiful soul, I'm hoping he and Willow will bond, she is Queen after all, lol.

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  7. Magnificent is the perfect word to describe him! He looks like a Parker to me!

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  8. Looks like a "Gypsy Dancer". Dancer for short ;)

    he's a real beauty, best of luck!!!

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  9. Ohh he is beautiful!! Enjoy him, I'm so jealous. :) Hope he and Willow get along really well. :)

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  10. What was his previous name... Looks like a Prince Winslow or Churchill

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  11. Oh Shana, He's perfect !! Looks a bit like my Chappie Lad. You're going to love having a Gypsy in your herd. Very loving and "people oriented" Hell be a good buddy to Willow. (Cowboy Magic Detangler is nice for feathers and thick manes) :-)

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  12. Whiskey ...just looks like it suits him:)

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  13. Oh my goodness. He is so beautiful. He looks like a Charlie to me.

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  14. I kinda love the fact that you mention the bell bottom feet... Maybe there's a fun name that associates with that? Or the 60s-70s? :)
    He is BEAUTIFUL and looks like such a gentle snuggly soul.
    ~claudia

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  15. Shana, he is beautiful. I know nothing about horses ~ is he as big as he looks? He looks huge. You are so brave.

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  16. Tori Fargnoli2/27/13, 6:57 PM

    Oh my goodness Shana, he is gorgeous!!! I am in love with his bell bottom feet. He just looks so incredibly sweet, and to hear he follows you around like a puppy dog just melts my heart. I hope he brings Willow some comfort, especially for those long nights. XO

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  17. Oh he's gorgeous!! I can't wait to see photos of him and Willow together ♥

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  18. And I like the name, Palazzo. Since they flare at the bottom like bell-bottoms :)

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  19. He is beautiful. I like the name Birch. He's black and white like a birch tree and willow and birch just seem to go together.

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  20. Oh my word, he's just gorgeous! I like the idea of his name tying into Willow's...Birch is nice and seems to suit, although I think Kemp sounds lovely as well.

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  21. Thought this would make you smile: I woke up this morning hearing one of my girls running around with her iPad and squealing over gorgeous pics of Gypsy Vanners (yes she knows how to use Google images).

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  22. I just scrolled up to look at his face and heard "Simon"... don't know what you're thinking of, so then I went to look it up because I thought maybe it was his present name. One of the meanings is "God has heard" ... and I think He surely has. Good luck to all. God bless.

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  23. LOL...Simon is funny....but he looks like a big dog :)

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  24. Didn't he have a name already? And wouldn't he know it?

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  25. Looks like a "Spirit" to me, he's so gorgeous!

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  26. Gandalf should be his name !

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  27. Maybe when you are a little healed from the loss of your beautiful Willow, you can give another desperate, unloved, abused equine a loving and caring home? Maybe Willow's bones were weak from her condition............ she was a magnificant animal, and and seeing the photos of her in her prime makes me want to do to her previous owners, what they did to her.......... be rest assured she'll appreciate everything that you did for her, she died in peace, feeling loved... my heart breaks for you.............. hugs from the UK xxxx

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  28. Name him Pathfinder!

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