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Meet my very 1st horse, Lazarus.
I couldn't wait for Santa anymore or ask one more time for a pony for my bday (after age 30 it got embarrassing). I took matters in my own hands and I finally decided to pick a pony that needed a new home. Laz found me as I contemplated with this idea. He was sweet yet very sassy, fresh off the track, Thoroughbred (OTTB).
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Friday, September 18, 2009


So this week was full of ups and one down.

Let's start with the positive:

1. I took Laz trail riding with my friend/trainer and her friend to Brighton State Park for our first time. So beautiful, trails with twisting paths, hilly sections and a little river we crossed. Lazarus did GREAT! He really enjoyed himself and we had a beautiful and relaxing trail for over 3 hrs!
2. He trailered nicely..which being an ex race horse, he is quite accustomed to a trailer, but you never know.
3. He played in the water at the river...actually quite aggressively pawed at it as if he were trying to empty all the water out of the river bed. I am not 100% sure if I like it or not...it was funny for a moment, but then also I felt him, feeling a little stallion-like and maybe nervous? He is the type of horse that drinks quietly but prior to his sips of water, he splooshes his head all around the water tank. BUT... crossed it, played in it and kept walking on.
4. He tied next to the trailer nicely when tacking up and un tacking.
5. He allowed me to mount up off a tree stump which he blew at and stood still.

The Negative:

1. Laz kicked me. HARD. Like a side blast from hell. It happened when we first arrived at the park prior to our 3 hr ride. I went to unload him from the trailer once we took my friend's horse out and he was being impatient (after being patient for a very long time I might add). We think maybe I spooked him, maybe he didn't know I was where I was...maybe he did and wanted to tell me he was pissed at that moment. He got me, I have a purple-red bruise on the back of my thigh the exact shape of his hoof. In fact, I can almost make out his frog imprint on my leg. Ugh. I called him a Bastard and moved on (and thanked god it was just my thigh and not something else). I will now be a little more careful, knowing he can and will kick and being that I was actually up by his shoulder; that his back leg can reach mighty far and with some major force.


  1. Were you in the trailer when it happened? - trailers can be dangerous places. It sounds to me like he was startled in some way, as he generally seems good-natured. If you have to be kicked, the thigh is one of the better places, but I'll bet that hurts! I was kicked in the jaw a couple of months ago and it's finally feeling better.

  2. OMG..the jaw, yikes, hope you are doing OK now. Yes it was in the trailer and I think I did startle him as he has never attempted to kick me or anything else in the past 11 mths of having him. Thank god I have some natural padding on my thigh! ;)