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).
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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

A toothless bite?!

Awww, right?!
I love when my (love that I can say.."MY") horse sees you driving down the road and I see his ears perk up (granted my car's loud and 13 yrs old and semi stolen from my sweet parents...hello, I own a TB!? No money left for me!). He watched me drive on the dirt road, to pulling in and then greeted me with perked ears and a silent nose ripple nicker. I don't ask for much...maybe a VOCAL nicker would have been nice, but no such luck.
Speaking of nicker, I'm DETERMINED to get his nicker on my phone and use it as my ring tone. How awesome would that be?! My work day would be that much better when clients call and I hear my nickering beauty!
Well, it's so far impossible to capture it...but hopefully one day!

Rugged handsome TB
Oh, and about my title?!
A toothless bite?
I got one from 'sweet' Laz which IF HE really wanted to have bitten me WITH teeth, I wouldn't be able to be typing this because I would have three less fingers on my left hand!!!
I was grooming him and he hates his chest/girth area curried but too bad, I'm gentle and he was dirty so get over it King Laz, and he gave me a wet toothless bite, QUICK too, might I add. I smacked him on the shoulder and yelled and he backed off like "What?! Sorry..I thought we were grooming??" but really...thank god he didn't bit me. I will tolerate a little of the 'grooming' behavior when he's polite but he's come close to biting a couple times out of being bratty...it's truly nothing else. Like one time he grabbed my jean leg with his sharp teeth...what if it was skin!? So, I'm a little less lenient when it comes to fingers.
I could just hear it..."You know that girl..that girl with missing fingers on her left hand..yea yea, she designed my kitchen with three missing fingers."
Not cute.
Also, today he was a bit up. It was WARM, I think it hit 60 degrees and I've been grooming like crazy and trying to de-shed him as quickly as he lets it go but he was still hot today. There was a little bee buzzing around that bothered him. He buzzed into his feed tub where I went to try to kill it and with me running around and the bee buzzing, Laz got himself literally into a sweat. I felt awful because it's hard not to think "Oh shoot, is he going to be so upset that he gets ulcers again?! Will he welt?! Did that f*#*ing Bee sting him??!" and so on....once they are hurt, it's so hard thinking normal again.
Well, we are excited for Friday's barefoot trim and fitting of easy care boots and I will be taking LOTS of pictures and thinking nothing but good thoughts!
Also...who loves daylight savings!! I DO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)


  1. My mare nipped at me once. She got a swift smack with my free hand and hasn't thought about it since. I've only been bitten once by a horse and I will never forget it! Talk about pain!

    I had to laugh when you talked about the three fingered designer, lol! Who knows, it may actually be good for business (though I doubt it).

    Shedding here on the west coast seems almost never ending! We were in the 80's today! Felt like summer.

    Love the idea of having your horse's nicker as your ringtone! Maybe try having someone hide out near Laz's stall with a recorder before you get there to try & catch it?? Idk... sure would be neat!

    Hurry up Friday!!


  2. I love the ringtone idea!! I am going to have to try to capture that too! I think I want to get Tucker's whinny. It's so pretty.

  3. You crack me up Kirsten! Good thoughts for friday! Oh, I will be out of town in no internet zone! I will need to sign up to get your blog sent to my email so I can know how it went asap.

  4. Kristen,
    I love reading your blog, you are so funny! olly eats a truck load too. i just decided to get him a round bale yesterday and he is camped out by it.

  5. Buy a furinator!! THE MOST AMAZING THING EVER! The equine version. I just got my second one (because someone borrowed my first and the teeth got all bent) on ebay for 25.00 total (that was including shipping, but it pissed me off that i spent 10$ and found out after that the person lives four miles from me) ANYWAY! Awesome!

    I know that feeling about worrying once they're sick. It's so hard!! Good thoughts for Friday!

  6. Good thoughts for Friday and I'm jealous that Laz is shedding. LBR hasn't dropped one hair and we're in Central Texas.

  7. I love the idea of a nicker ring tone! How awesome would that be....now how do we do it?

    Oh, and I'm totally with you on the daylight saving thing. How can people not LOVE this? Obviously they haven't been waiting 5 months to ride their horses after work!

  8. OMG..do u know what?! I have the furninator for my dogs..duh, didn't think of using it for Laz. I see they make an equine size now but I'll try my dog one out and see if he can handle it. He's sooooo sensitive with pressure,etc.

    For the ring tone, here's how I see how it could work. I record it with my crackberry phone, then save that to my ring tones. Easy! But he WONT nicker at me!!!! :(