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.
Carol…OH Happy Day! Your Mica is HOME! His new home, his forever HOME!
I have only just now gone back to read how you came about starting your herd of Cremellos. I can barely see the keyboard thru my tears…to watch these Boys in the wild, to follow up on them, and to eventually take them to a place where they will be safe forever. To say that I honor you, is surely an understatement! Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for everything you do for our Wild Ones, for having a heart bigger than the sky, and for adopting these magnificent creatures and giving them a place they can call HOME.
Hi Carol, what a great update on your wild boys. Cremosso is just gorgeous (they all are, but he has such poise)! Mica is a stitch, jumping back into the trailer and then kicking poor Claro. Claro was really NOT amused, but he was such a good sport for tolerating Mica’s bratty antics. A new paragraph in their long lives ahead of them. Thank you for keeping us updated.
Everyone else has already said it all.
Glad Mica got a good new home with buddies to share it with. He’ll have 2 – 4 legged teachers & a sweet human hand to teach him the ropes of life.
THANK YOU CAROL FOR TAKING IN THE MOST WONDERFUL COLTS AND GIVING THEM FOREVER SANCTUARY. WHAT A FINE LIFE YOU WILL ALL HAVE TOGETHER. I AM JEALOUS!
I just have seen your pictures and love them…
Good luck and much fun for you with this lovely horses!
I wish I was there 😉
Lisa from Germany
What a great story and what pretty horses you have!!!!!!