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...

Friday, January 22, 2010

Moments with Lazarus

As you all know, I love to capture moments of Laz on video. Why? Why not! :) No, in all seriousness..when he colicked suddenly which turned into his current battle with laminitis I thought I would lose him. Everything. My love for him since my childhood wants of having my own pony, was all put into him.
Now, I'm much more confident that we have not only a really good chance in saving him, but hopefully that I'll be able to sit on his back again and continue our bonding in that manner too. The videos provide me with as much Laz as I can get. If I could shrink him and keep him in my pocket, I probably would too! :)

These are just moments of time with him from this past week or so

Now, when I say he's a pig... I mean it! He was literally rubbing his face, very contently, in the sand while laying down when I walked in to video this.

When we temporarily opened up the other half of his paddock (we aren't vet approved for him to have this much space yet) to bring in more sand.

Mason and Ellie bonding


  1. The top few sentences of this post brought tears to my eyes. I know exactly how you are feeling. You dream and hope for a horse of your own one day and when you get it is better then you thought it could ever be. And when they break it just kills that little fairy tale ending you never even knew you had. It sounds like Laz will make a full recovery but there is something that changes when your horse almost dies so that this fairy tale ending will be different. I cannot wait for the day on your blog when you post a picture of the two of you riding off into the sunset! I am bawling as I am writing this comment because it just brought back so many different memories for me. This post just brought me back. I used to joke that I just needed a breyer sized Gen to keep with me all day my like would be a better place. Someday you will look back on this post and all the others before it and be grateful that you wrote them to remind you of how bad things were...because it makes how good things get even better.

  2. So glad you are doing this - you are making good memories together!

  3. OTB-so true..you totally get it. That is why I enjoy reading your blog too so much. :)
    Kate-I am so glad to be able to capture as much of him as I can..it's now a slight obsession! :)