These ponies are doing awesomely well, and I’m happy to share some new pix and report from adopter Tif!
Asher – this view of him just makes me laugh because this IS the view of him, coming up, curious, wanting to know what you’re doing.
Ze and his lovey Pepper in the snow!
We had lovely weather in December and January – not very Colorado-like, but lovely – and now we have winter.
From Tif: “Ze and Asher are both doing great. Amazing animals they are. I haven’t done much work with them via the round pen because our weather here has been horrible! Icy conditions are pretty unsafe.
“I turn Ze out every day either by himself or with one or two of my other horses. Ze loves Pepper, most all creatures do, two and four-legged alike, so he’s with her a lot. I have to split her time between Asher and Ze, it’s like having a parenting schedule! Ze also loves my daughter’s horse Sundancer, who is about 30. He’s not so crazy about Asher at this point, some jealousy going on with Pepper stuck right in the middle.”
Asher with Quest, left, and Mimi.
“Asher gets turned out every day, too, with my gelding (Quest), alpha mare (Mimi) and whoever isn’t playing with Ze for the day! I plan to get him gelded pretty soon. He still gets pellets morning and night and gets locked up at night, too. Bad things can happen around here at night, and we’ve had some pretty severe overnight weather. He is so big, it’s amazing. His forelock, mane and tail are coming in beautifully, and what personality he has! He is almost 5 1/2 months old and still going strong.”
“Both have had their feet trimmed, their vaccines, both are halter broke and can be handled very easily. Ze is wary, as is his nature, but my husband can go out and halter him when needed. It’s truly amazing to think where these guys were and where they are now. They’ve come so far.”
Ze with 30-plus-year-old Sundancer, sharing chow.
“BLM came to do an inspection awhile back. Asher was randomly chosen for them to check on. I suggested since BLM officials were already here to go ahead and do a checkup on Ze so he wouldn’t be left out! All in all things went well. I was very happy to know that our local BLM officials were doing the home inspections. This gave me peace of mind that our horses were being checked up on. Mine got the all clear … they won’t be confiscating them any time soon!”
“Both boys have just had their feet done again and did pretty good. Asher was a handful at first and then settled in okay. Still have lots of work to do with him and his patience! He’s big enough that his head can reach up and just about over a five foot panel. Ze did wonderfully, as I knew he would. He’s still funny about his left side with strangers, but he’s getting there. They’ve both come so far and are truly amazing.”
Yes, they are!!
“I promise to get better pics when we have better weather! A big thanks to everyone who is interested in these guys and who have helped in some way. We all appreciate it.”
And I’ll leave you with a photo from farrier day guaranteed to make your hearts melt:
“Pic of Keith (my farrier) and Ze – can you believe it?!?”