(4/27/2012) TIER contacted friend/volunteer Lisa Reckon of Skyrock POAs in Norco, CA to see if they would be open to fostering Hot Rod.  We had been notified about Zeke , an injured TB that needed wound care.  TIER was at capacity, but if Skyrock was in a position to foster "Roddy", then we could help Zeke.
Lisa & husband James have many years experience with ponies and it was thought this would be the perfect foster situation for Roddy.  He would have the benefit of being handled by "Pony People", receive the best care around and also be exposed to a wider audience in hopes of finding a qualified adoptor.
2 days after HotRod went to Skyrock POAs, he was entered in a show!  Of course....he won a blue ribbon!
Link to Skyrock's website/news about HotRod:  Introducing Hot Rod
Update from Lisa:
Roddy is doing very well - he is shedding nicely and looking pretty sharp!
We have gotten down to: he sticks his head into the halter, gets led to his destination, and the halter is removed THEN he gets his treat. So he now comes right up - thinks about how much he wants his treat for about 30 seconds, then sticks his head into the halter. Progress!
I will get the photo for you with the ribbon!
Roddy now has company, as Penny and her colt Copper have come home. Copper is a bit taller than Roddy, but probably 50 pounds lighter (which, of course, won't stay that way for long - he will probably end up about 13.2 and 800 lbs).  Roddy and I are going to start taking walks around the neighborhood - him for his socialization, me for fitness - haha!
He is on our website - just a couple of arena photos at his show - not great shots as Kayla was still setting him up when James took the pictures, but still - you can see how pretty he looked - and he's even prettier now! I probably won't be able to take him into the next show as I may have to work that day. Drat! We will have him at the next show after that if he doesn't have a new home by then.