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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...

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Just breathe...

Have you guessed that I'm a bit of a worry wart?
Probably, if you read this blog. Tomorrow is Laz's 3rd round (unless I've lost count) of vet xrays in morning before and after shoes are removed, and then we meet in the evening to review xrays and meet farrier to put on new Mega shoes. I feel like throwing up when the 6 weeks approach. I am nervous always for bad news. I am nervous to be sobbing again. I am nervous to lose my boy.
I tell myself to live in the moment, push the nerves to the side and breathe and enjoy him now, in the moment. Sooooo...yesterday was a great, fun, calm, day. Sometimes I think I have the sweetest TB ever, of course I am biased.
Shouldn't I be, he is my baby.
My first horse.

I took a quick body shot of him above, after yanking off blanket. I think he's gained a bit of weight, not much but he doesn't look as ribby......maybe

So, as if Laz knew I needed some smiling, he started doing this. I've literally only seen him do this once before and can't believe I got lucky enough to grab it on film!
Are those kissable lips or what?!
Donkey for sale!

Laz sometimes does not enjoy grooming...however, lately, he REALLY does. Yesterday he was so into it, he stopped eating and just stood for about 35 minutes and leaned into it. He was mouthy and playful. He picked up the muck bucket and tipped over my grooming bucket ten times (funny the first 5 times) and then took each brush out one by one. Whatever, it made me laugh and it's so NICE to have him just act like a horse and not a patient.

I think (and hope) that he is bonding to me. He kept watching me/following me, as I came in and out of stall. I mean, I wanted to put him in the back of my car and take him home! Now I know for many of you, your horses do that, but it's taken us a long time to get here; 16 months to be exact.
As I was prepping to leave, it started snowing. Look at this perfect tiny star like flake that landed on his back! It was actually beautiful weather yesterday

Mason decided that I was paying too much attention to Laz and stole one of his dirty quilts and started running and shaking his head as if to kill it!

Thanks for the continual good wishes for us!
I hope to report back with GREAT news soon.


  1. Love the pictures - particularly the snow flake! Good luck with the x-rays!

  2. You mean you don't cry at good news too? I still get teary when I see an ultra sound machine and it has been almost 3 years (2 years and 11 months to be exact). I will pray really hard for you and Laz that the news is good. It has to be good. It just has to be.

  3. That kooky Laz sure does have truckloads of personality -- too cute!
    I'm sure everything will be fine tomorrow. Fingers, toes, and hooves are definietly crossed and we're sending positive vibes your way!

  4. Laz is lucky to have you. I hope all goes well!

  5. Fingers crossed, hooves crossed (I guess legs?) I really hope things went well! I hate that feeling of the vet coming out. I get a pit in my stomach that grows and grows.

    Why are his shoes so expensive?

  6. Money is just that, money, you can make it and spend it, but the bond with your horse is worth millions. I know that feeling. I also know that feeling of bonding with your horse. We're taking baby steps still (and it's been 17 months for us)