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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).
Join us for our re-training, rehabbing from laminitis and testing all parts of mixed up horsemanship and partnership, and luck...

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Recovery going well so far

So we have had 10 days and counting, towards Lazarus feeling better everyday. The farrier came out today to trim his feet and square up his toe per Vet's request. We still need to Styrofoam/duct tape 'shoes' for Laz for foot relief. He is eating his grass hay, and alfalfa hay with his normal gusto. He is now allowed Purina Senior feed as well and continues to drink his water like normal too. Still stall bound with 3 hr long hand grazing outings allowed. Today he was quite "UP" and I actually needed to reprimand him a bit for almost running me over. I definitely don't want him to come out of this an entitled brat with dangerous habits but we are working on his ground manners again. It is hard reprimanding a healing patient though.
One more week hopefully of the Styrofoam shoes (they are a pain to change out and STIIINNK!!!) and probably a few more weeks of quilts and wraps but those are easy.
Above is a view of his 'stall' back door that leads into his own pasture area and is next door to the two other herds.
He is minding well in the stall, but sometimes weaves when he's bored...I wish he wouldn't!
This is Mason, our sweet 6 yr old Chocolate lab that met Laz for the first time last week. They did very well with each other! Mason was licking the horse's noses!


  1. So glad he's doing OK - that's great news! Keeping fingers crossed for an uneventful recovery.

  2. Good news about Laz. So sorry thinking about your worry, his pain, and your work in the wrapping and re-wrapping of his feet. I will continue to think good thoughts for a positive outcome!

  3. Great news. I love your Lab! We used to raise yellows and blacks. I miss them.