Clever Allemont arrived at Old Friends this evening, just before 7 pm. He got off the trailer, walked into the barn and into his new stall. He immediately dropped his head into a waiting pile of alfalfa and that was that! He wouldn’t even take a treat—the hay was all he wanted. After about 10 minutes of intense munching, he took one lap around his stall and went right back to the alfalfa.
He was wearing his handsome royal blue blanket so it was hard to tell, but I can say he is not a very big horse—for those of you who have been to the farm he is maybe a smidge bigger than Leave Seattle and slightly bigger boned than Awad. His bad eye is milky white. But when I went into the stall with him, he was happy enough to be patted and talked with. As long as I didn’t interrupt his eating, he was fine!
Clever Allemont’s stall is right next to Wallenda, in the stall that used to belong to Ruhlmann. Wallenda goes outside at night, but he will be a comforting presence next door as Clever Allemont gets to know his new “digs.” I’ll post more on Sunday, as usual, so stayed tuned for updates.
P.S. A special thanks to Ralph Quillin, of Quillin’s Leather, who drove all the way to Old Friends tonight with Clever’s brand new halter, so he would have it when he arrived.