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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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Monday, February 15, 2010

Vet/Farrier Round #3 coming up

So, this Thursday is our round #3 of Vet/Mega-Shoes (every six weeks YES another $600+ bill!- insert sarcasm) BUT, I am so thankful to still have my boy. Scary that I'm in the poor house now due to that, though. ;)

I'm always anxious when it comes time for the xrays because I just don't know if we are officially out of the woods yet. I can't get the vet to give me a firm "Yes" or "No" about that, or even if Lazarus will ever be able to be ridden again either. Very discomforting, and unfair. I sometimes can't stomach barns full of horses that owners don't ride when I would give anything to ride my boy. I know that sounds bratty, but it's how I feel. I want to ride my horse. Plain and simple, so I'm doing what I can to get him back into comfort and healing.

What concerns me (well that's a lot actually) are these crevices appearing at the top of his hind hoof growth. I am dying to hear what the vet says. Maybe it's normal and to be expected? Maybe it's not! They are scary to me and I'm having a hard time understanding how that can't affect him? How can he put his weight on this 5" diameter foot when the two back hooves are seeming to divot inwards?

Left rear hoof, taken from inside

Ok, so here is his right rear hoof, taken from the inside, where I think an abscess is due to come/blow. I drew on it, so you can see where it's bubbled over. Funny thing is before, Laz was really tender when I touched it and now, he's not showing any signs of discomfort there at all. I am guessing the xrays may show a gas bubble there to confirm or deny this.

Love this photo of sweet Lazarus. It's SO hard to photograph this boy, he moves his head/body so much! I got a great (I thought) shot of him with his ears actually perked up!! AND bonus is Mason is sweetly peeking thru his stall door in the dark background if you can see! Love my brown boys!
Hooves crossed for good results on Thursday evening!


  1. Hooves don't look too bad - don't worry too much - just judge by his demeanor and how he acts, that's more important! Good luck on the x-rays!

  2. I made a promise to myself after I went into debt when Gen was hurt that I would never go into debt over horses again! It is so easy to just spend another (insert insane amount of money here) set of x-rays, supplements, etc. I bet Laz feels mighty special in his $600 shoes (once he stops being sore of course). I will keep my fingers crossed that things look good on Thursday and that Laz feels good after his shoeing again this time. I will be praying and hoping and wishing for you (and Laz)!

  3. Doesn't look too bad?! Ok..I was worrying myself sick! :)
    It is SO easy to go broke over the babies, isn't it. Yikes. Keeps me working harder I guess.

  4. Praying and thinking only happy thoughts for you and Laz. He is so lovely in that photo.