'Church of Lazarus'
Attire-wear shoes to protect your feet, yoga capris and tank top
Program-rehab a kind horse who is working hard
Prayer-chant "good booooooy" a lot
I walked in, said a quick hello to my pony and did some massage work. Have you ever heard of the Masterson Method? A wonderful reader of mine, turned me on to it and I've been attempting the bladder meridian and the poll massage...Laz LOVES it.
After that I started to clean his paddock area. As I was mucking up in his sleeping area (where he also CHOOSES to poop/pee in...why???) he decided it was nap time and laid down to roll and chill
I think he is most comfortable napping here when the other horses are in their paddock. When they are out to pasture, he sometimes naps down in his other sandy pit that has the pond view
I would LOVE to get a great picture of Mason and Laz together.
Mason is still leary of his big brother and stays away
Getting Mason to walk to me was a big step. He walked low and slow, licked my hand and turned 'peace out Mom'
No, Laz is OK. Promise!!!
He was super chill and lazy man and was stretching out and groaning with pleasure.
After our hour walk, obstacle course and our ride, Laz got his lunch.
He was again, awesome. Bareback and in his rope halter with my new clip on rodeo reins (lol) and I try to remain calm and talk to him, encouraging him to be brave and take care of his Momma. Aka-don't freakin spook and drop me PLEASE. He did fine, only a couple of moments where he thought about spooking but didn't (whew). His spooks are so intense sometimes. He does the spook in place which is fine, but his MJ spooks are what gets my heart pumping. The ones where he buckles his knees, drops down and side jumps all in one second. Thankfully, we had none of that yesterday.
After riding Laz, I rode the BO's 19 yr old Sorrel QH, Jazz.
Jazz has gotten a lot of happy little girls blue ribbons back in the day. He was happy to be out and walking, trotting and even cantering a tiny bit. He was quite full of himself and was a happy, happy boy. I only could handle about 20 minutes of it being bareback, boy do I need to work on my leg strength. At one point, my hamstring totally cramped, lol!
Hopefully, with lightly riding Jazz, bringing him back from a stifle injury and transitioning him to barefoot, I'll get my legs back as Laz gets better and can ride for longer.