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...

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Rocker Haircut

Haircut time!!!!
Long overdue and partially because of two reasons. 
A. I don't yet own clippers (soon I will)
B.  If I did, I would butcher the crap out of Laz, so I let BO "C" work her salon magic on him

We realized quickly with the clippers struggling a bit...Laz is so dirty. Like beyond dirty.  I had planned on bathing him in early October when we still had decent weather, and if you have been reading this blog, you know that is when he got colic or some flu, and that lead to his current battle of laminitis. Soooooo...bath was not appropriate at the time.  
I am hoping sometime this week to wash this grimy boy and get all that dander, dirt, dust, etc OFF and get him gleaming!!!

Here he is...no that isn't a Tennessee Walker you see below...it's my dirty OTTB
70's mustache gone!
Holy thick mane...I am envious!
Here's his new 'do.  
What do you think? 
It's a friendly cross of a THICK TB cut, and somewhat Western Pleasure.
LOL...Laz is eclectic like his Mom, what can I say? 
We like to keep people guessing.  ;)
Damn that cow lick...
So here is his new punk rocker braid that I left long, for the Mati to still work it's magic of keeping him healthy
 Rock it Laz, funk it up
 Whoa...whiskers a plenty
Mmmmm, so much more smoochable and velveteen!
  **Disclaimer- it's not that I'm opposed to mane pulling, or the opposite of letting manes/whiskers grow.  I like to cut his mane for the summer, and let it grow long for winter for added warmth.  For the whiskers around the eyes, we kept them for his protection, but for his muzzle we cleaned it up.  It's what I prefer to do for my stay at home horse. ;)

Laz yesterday evening, walking around beautifully.  
The BO and I had a GREAT lesson of more desensitizing which I will soon post videos of.
Compared to Laz when I first rescued/adopted him, back in September of 2008....not too shabby even after this colic/laminitis since this October.  A few things are for sure with comparing his recent photo above to this below photo.   His body looks better, more filled out.  His tail is MUCH thicker/longer.  He is just walking in different feet but hopefully, they will be stronger than ever before in the future.  :)


  1. I will not clip eye whiskers. My friend had a gelding rip his eyelid off because she clipped his eye whiskers. The vet said because he did not have those long hairs to tell him how close he was to his bucket he caught his lid on the ring and tore it.

  2. He looks mighty handsome! I love the spring "clean-up." I only clip two of MB's eye whiskers- the wonky ones that turn and grow in towards his eye, causing potential irritation.

  3. Awwwww look at your handsome boy! He is all spiffy for the mare in the next paddock! I love a horse that has a short mane, you can see their beautiful neck. Following the previous comments, I do not clip eye whiskers...but anything else goes ;)

  4. Laz looks like he loves all the attention!

  5. Laz looks awfully handsome! Give him a smooch from me - that muzzle looks so soft. =) Glad to hear he's still feeling great and continuing to improve. Oh, and I LOVE the rocker braid!

  6. He is looking just fabulous! Great job, and keep up the great work!

  7. Laz looks right spiffy in his new haircut!