It was dark and rainy when Annabelle finally arrived last night around 9:30 pm. It was more than 15 hours for her to be trailered here from Michigan, but she arrived in great spirits and seemed none-the-worse for wear!
She is a beautiful Shire and she is HUGE! She stand 18 Hands tall and has the longest “horse face” I’ve ever seen!
Here she is getting “tucked in” her stall late last night. I didn’t want to startle her, so I took this without a flash.
See what I mean about a HUGE head? She loves being brushed and devoured buckets of grain. After all, she’s eating for TWO!
Today, she enjoyed a stroll outside with my DH and Duke.
We introduced her to our Dapple-Grey Percherons, which went pretty well.
Our daughter, Abbie, led Annabelle, too . . . but I’m really not sure who was leading who.
Our son, Nathaniel, took ‘Belle for a spin, too. They’re a good match. Nate is 6’5″ and I think Annabelle may have a few inches on him!
If all goes well, we’re planning on welcoming Annabelle’s baby in August, the first baby workhorse to be born on our farm. Right now, she’s getting lots of pampering and whatever she wants as a new mamma-to-be. Someone asked yesterday who would be making late-night runs for pizza, pickles, and ice cream, or whatever she desires and I’d have to say . . . anyone she wants!