Two weeks ago Mica finally came to his new home, and got to meet his new brothers, the cremello colts Claro and Cremosso.
Mica had been with Rich Scoot at his place in Byers a little longer than we had planned, as he had gotten sick and we wanted to make sure he was healthy before coming to his new home.
Mica came out of the trailer and immediately looked toward the boys, who looked very intently at him.
Cremosso came up to the fence first to touch noses but Claro was right underneath. After a few sniff, Mica ran away and so did the boys, who immediately began to play with each other.
Rich went into the corral with Claro and Cremosso, and they immediately knew that something was up.
Our plan was for Rich to leave Mica here so he could get to know Claro, and for Rich to take Cremosso for another month of training so that we did not have 2 bigger adult horses ganging up on yearling Mica. Horses take time to adjust to new members of their families, and we did not want anyone to get hurt.
Rich caught Cremosso, and led him over to the trailer.
But while this was going on, Mica knew that the trailer was safe and familiar, so he jumped back in.
After Mica came back out of the trailer, he wanted to meet his new brother Cremosso, and get into the trailer with him, but Cremosso finally went in by himself, and it was time for Mica to get aquainted with Claro. The very first thing Mica did was run up to Claro and kick him in the side.
Claro was not pleased by this maneuver, but did not retaliate.
Mica started eating hay, and Claro came up to sniff him.
The two moved around the corral then out in the pasture, running, then grazing together, nose to nose.
I watched with my heart full, glad that Mica was finally in his new home. Although he would never be able to return to Adobe Town where he was born, or to his mother and father, he has a new family now with me and the cremello colts.