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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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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Church of Lazarus

I wonder if I'm ruining my chances into heaven, when I say "I'm headed to Church" and it means going to the barn.
Well, I am a spiritual person but also often question authority and rules but I do lead my life as a good person and try to live by the Golden Rule.
Is it wrong I call the barn my Church? It seem especially fitting for the time spent there on a Sunday, and the feeling of peace I feel out there.
Oh well, if there aren't animals in heaven, then no thanks!

Today, we helped out at our boarding farm. It's the least we can do with the outstanding care and love we get there for our boy.
After hours picking up poop in the pastures, Billy was awarded with getting a lesson on the barn owner's 3 yr old QH gelding, Sawyer.

I literally thought I would wet myself taking this picture of my husband below! LOL! He has a great humor and makes me laugh daily.

Billy mounting up on his first ride since our honeymoon 3 yrs ago (not counting me hand walking him on Laz in the past year of course) on Sawyer. "C & J" 's beautiful and even keeled QH.
She kept him on the longe line to be able to help him out should he need it. Safety first!
Sawyer is a little dream tug boat to ride. I had ridden him around the round pen first to feel him out for Billy, and he was lovely. A little bittersweet when riding others, and wanting so badly to be on Lazarus, but I need to maintain my riding too for when (please please please) he is ready.
But look at Billy's heels below..way to go babe! Not easy for a guy who is 6' 4" and has ridden maybe 6 times in his life. ;)
Then I worked on Lazarus with carrot pilates. His muscles are getting so wobbly and weak from his stall/paddock bound life, that the stretching seems to relax him and hopefully make him feel better.
He does really well at the 'hugging' with his neck and the rewards of carrot hunks makes it worthwhile.

xoxo.Sweet boy.xoxo


  1. Wonderful that your man is interested enough in horses to try out some riding!

    Nice to do good things with your horse that he can do and enjoy while he's laid up - love the pictures!

  2. That is great that your husband is riding and helping out at the barn. I have to agree that a barn is a sacred place. Every person's "church" is where they feel most spiritual, I believe. To me, it is at the barn. And, oh, how wonderful I feel on the days my husband and daughter join me!
    I love the photos of Laz doing Pilates. Does he get massages too?

  3. lol..I have tried to give very gentle massages, but he does NOT like them! Ears back and the leg warning of "don't like this!" comes up. Maybe an old racing injury, or maybe his ulcers? Once he heals, I may have a chiro come in and do it professionally.