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...

Monday, May 10, 2010

100th post!

100 entries in my blog!
 This blogging began as just a way for me to channel the extra energy of my obsessive horseiness (it is a word-j/k!) horse love, horse chatting I needed to get out and not drive my husband or any other innocent ears crazy with!  I am so glad that I started this blog when I did.  Before Lazarus got sick it was all about our 'training' and when he did get sick, it turned into a journal of what I was doing and what worked and what didn't.  
The strongest part of this blog, turned out to be YOU...the readers!  Through your knowledge and encouragement, Lazarus and I are where we are today, still fighting, but a bit stronger everyday. 
Thank you! Thank you!

Friday evening, Lazarus got his 3rd barefoot trim and all is looking great according to Cliff.  
When I say 'great' I mean in the way that we are working on healing Lazarus, not that his feet are 100% great and cured.  We are a long way from that, probably a year for his hooves to grow out completely back to (hopeful) normal.  But he's developed a thicker sole that is like a callus for a runner's feet, to protect himself, and his quite comfortable barefoot.

This is his rear right, the most rotated of the two hind.  You can literally see where the wedge was placed and how the hoof's growth was altered by that.  Cliff thinks that the growth at the coronet band looks proper and it will just take time, but for a while it will look really funky as it grows out.
Understatement...but as long as he feels this is 'normal' in the laminitis world, then I feel OK
Lazarus has been feeling great and romping around.
Cliff even suggested that after our walks, I try to sit on his back for 5 minutes bareback, to see how he feels.  He said it's therapy for both Laz and I. :)
I love this picture of Laz sneaking a peek of what Cliff was doing to his feet

This was actually right before his trim...Mason decided he was hot and wanted to roll in this mud puddle.

Digging in like an otter, needless to say, I was thrilled to have Billy, my DH there to bathe Mason before we took him home. 
We did a quick stop by on Saturday on our way out of town.
Laz was moving great but chose to stay in his stall a lot of the rainy and crazy windy day.  I do like that he has that option....but maybe it just makes me feel better?  I'm a cold person, so I assume that he is a bit too, lol!

And the sweetest thing ever...one of my Mother's Day card from Lazarus
The BO's "C" and "J" helped Laz out with the writing and applying the red lipstick to his kissy lips.
So sweet!!!


  1. Your mother's day card made me cry :)
    They couldn't have chosen a more perfect card to suite the battle you have fought for your boy!
    Happy Mother's Day!

  2. So glad he's more comfortable! Love the Mother's Day card - very cute - and congratulations on post 100!

  3. That is so cute (the card)! I love the lips, too funny and sweet!!

    Laz is such a handsome guy. Before you know it, you'll be back in that saddle.

    Happy 100th postin! :)

  4. Not sure if my earlier comment posted, so here it is again:

    You are a gread mom for Laz! Glad he's doing so well!

  5. Aww... I love that card! How thoughtful of Laz and his assitants to do something so special for you. :)

    I'm glad everything is progressing with his feet... it's always good news when the farrier is happy.

    Congrats on post 100!

  6. Congrats to you on the 100th, you and Laz and Cliff on the progress, and wow, your BOs need to be bronzed or sainted or something. Yeah, the card made me teary, too.

  7. wow that is the sweetest card ever!! And I wanted to say thank you to you, for allowing us to share your journey. I feel like following your blog has made me realize the important things about riding and being with the horses that we love. Sometimes its so easy to get caught up in training, showing, etc. You really exemplify what it means to be a good owner!

    PS Laz kisses- so cute!

  8. LOL. . . What a good pony to put up with that! Definitely a "keeper" card!

  9. It looks like Laz is making great progress! Congratulations on your 100th!

  10. That is the cutest card ever!

  11. Wow, Laz sure has some big, pouty smoochers on him! Lol. Thank goodness your BOs have such a great sense of humor -- I'm sure it helps keep your spirits up! (Sidenote -- I would have loved to see the pic of Laz sporting that bright red lipstick and "signing" his card!)
    And lots of smooches to Cliff for coming into your life and saving your sweet Laz! The hooves are looking much, much better and will only continue to improve with time.

  12. So glad things are going in a positive way for Laz. Cliff is obviously a blessing."C" & "J" are really special people. They both have such big hearts. Wonderful Mother's Day card. I wonder which one put the lipstick on Laz? That would have been a sight to see. lol

  13. Glad you enjoyed the card (and bloggers too). It was actually J's idea to get you a card and I thought how in the heck am I going to find an appropriate card?? Went to the store, and boom, it was staring me right in the face! Didn't even have to look thru any to find it ... so I believe it was meant to be!! C put the lipstick on Laz (yeah, that would have been a good pic, too bad we didn't think of it at the time), and I must say, he really didn't want to cooperate, but he is a good boy and knows to just deal with whatever I am doing to him. The funniest part was after the card, he didn't like the taste of the lipstick and kept making a noise almost like trying to spit it out ... obviously it was yucky to him! J&I would like to send our appreciation out to the bloggers too, because if not for you, Laz would not be with us today healing ... such a tragic loss that would have been for Kristen (and us)! Laz is a horse that definitely grows on you. God bless Kristen, Billy and Laz (Mason and Pudge too) and all the wonderful bloggers and their beloved beasties!

  14. Congratulations on your 100th post and on Cliff's happy news that all is normal. Love that you can sit on him - oh it won't be long. I love the photo of Laz at the very top. His eyes are so pretty and calm like - "This is my helper and friend. His name is Cliff." It is very cute. That Mason - what a muddy boy. Love the lips on your card - too cute!!!

  15. OMG!! I love the card!!!! How did you get your dog home? Ewwwww!

  16. The card IS the best! It's' on my work desk where I can see it everyday! :)
    Thank goodness, we used the wash rack and were able to give Mason a bath before taking him home.