No, this isn't an image from Animal Cops of a mistreated animal. This is my horse!!!
Lucky for Laz:
A. I have time to groom him every other day when I come see him
B. That I enjoy grooming
C. That all my time goes to grooming and kissing up on him
D. If we were able to ride, I would have NO time to with all this grooming!
We have been getting LOTS of sunshine and nicer spring-like weather here in Michigan so Laz has been rolling in his wet sand I think to cool off. Nice. Don't you want to just lay your cheek on this mess?
Thank god he is not a Gray!!!
So after I got him clean, he went in his stall where it was cooler to sneak in a snooze.
Love the sun hitting his foot and muzzle
Is that sweet horse's breath I see? mmmmm ;)
So, aw, isn't he sweet. Yes, he was. But as I said, Spring was in the air and all the horses went crazy running from their paddock to pasture and back and forth. Laz in turn, RAN, reared, bucked from his 16 x 16 paddock to stall and back and forth and "oh sorry Mom but YOU ARE IN MY WAY-MOOOOOOOOOOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" as I stumbled to avoid getting killed by my teenage minded OTTB and almost fell into his feed tub of hay. He did that psycho dance for about 15 minutes and worked himself up in a trembling sweat. Las finally settled down but the whole time I was a bit worried he was really going to hurt himself. He was running so fast that he actually spun inside his stall and fell on his good leg. Great! Perfect. He was OK.
We are backing him off his meds- he is now on a 1/4 tube of Equioxx so he can start feeling more and perhaps not testing his pain as much. I'm monitoring how he'll do on that. I can't wait for his paddock area to be opened up a bit and maybe we are going to move Stormy (his little Bay Arab friend) up next to him, separated still, but so he can have a companion close by.
Lots of good changes happening for Laz man soon!