Ze & Asher update

8 06 2012

It has been too long since we’ve had an update about these two misters!

In Tif’s words: “Asher and Ze are still both doing incredibly well. Asher is now 9 months old, Ze is 3 years old. They finally play together! It’s so cute. It took Asher quite a long time to realize Ze wasn’t going to hurt him; it took Ze quite a long time to not feel he has to run everyone around. He’s definitely in charge here of everyone, but he does it with grace and ease. He’s amazing.”

It all starts around the water tub …

And then there’s an innocent little kiss …

Asher plays coy.

“I was told so many times that orphans don’t turn out well, they’re small, puny, misbehaved, etc. I’m thinking Asher is so big and strong because of the nutrients he got right from the start here. I was so worried about him, being 17 days old: Is he getting enough to eat? How is he going to fare with the others? Everything worked out as it was supposed to. We went from 2-hour feedings, to 4-hour, to 6-hour, etc. I kept him on all milk replacers until he was about 4 1/2 months old. He continued to get creep feed until he was 6 months old, and it worked! I’m sure the mustang genetics also played a role. He just is a success story and will continue to be.”

Ze goes for the leg – a tried and true tactic.

Asher plans a tactical retreat, but Ze is just getting started.

And the chase is on!

“Notice how BIG Asher is! He’s going to be incredible. He IS incredible. He was gelded at 6 months of age. It was time, and he recovered faster than even I expected. I vaccinated everyone here a few weeks ago. They’re up to date on worming and hoof trimming. Everything is as it should be.”

Rounding the back stretch!

And there’s the ambush. Cavalry to the rescue!

“I am truly blessed to have this experience, this opportunity. I have learned so much from these guys. Just when I think I have it all figured out, they teach me something else.

“Thanks, TJ and the Temples for your support, encouragement, knowledge and passion. Without it, where would we be?”

We think the same of you, Tif. 🙂



One response

9 06 2012
Lynn and Kathy

Absolutely, Tif!! There’s a saying that goes something like this: “If you will take one step forward, your future will take a step towards you.” Also, one that might apply as well : “When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.”

TJ: Please make sure Tif knows how we feel about her taking on both Ze and Asher. We know the details and, for us, angels appear everywhere all the time. 🙂

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