About this Blog

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, November 17, 2009

Ahhh, shavings

So this morning, after my visit/grooming/re-wrapping/carrot feeding/love time with Laz, I decide to fluff up his bedding. I picked through his stall (mind you the barn owners keep it immaculate) but I try to do my part when I'm there. Now that Laz is able to go from his stall to his private paddock, he doesn't burn through the shavings as quickly. That being said, they still get compacted down by the end of the day, if not sooner.
So I cleaned it (princess and the pea comes to mind), and flipped it upside down. re-spread it and placed a layer of fresh shavings down.
Well, lookie who came in from his sand play pen for a nice "Thanks Mom, lemme roll and rub my scent in this nicely fluffed bedding" time.

'Watch this Mom!'

'And up I go, laminitis won't keep me from rolling!'

'yup, that smells better now'
'C-ya, I'm going back out!'


  1. I just finished catching up on your current events. What a ride! I'll be reading and pulling for you and thinking of your sweet Laz. Hang in there.

    You have a wonderful blog and I like your style.

    Mel (from Boots and saddles)

  2. Love the rolling - fresh shavings are great to roll in - we use pelleted bedding so most of our rolling happens outside.

  3. I love it when horses roll around! It is one of my favorite things that they do. I have to stop and watch every time! :)

  4. Oh, he is so cute. Aren't horses the best when they roll? They are like puppies or kittens or something - no they are just like horses! Terrific!