...because LOTS of amazing photos via my sister will be coming.
She leaves tomorrow (insert super sad face) and her visit has been SO fun!! She LOVED coming out to the barn with me, and came with about 4 or 5 different times (go trooper) and while she isn't a horse freak, she does appreciate my love for it, and how adorable Lazarus is.
I had her ride him (about 5 minutes) a couple times and she enjoyed it for the most part. She said "NO way" after she saw him spook-side-jump from a horse eating white butterfly but I assured her, she would be fine with me leading him and she was.
Laz has been SUPER freaking awesome lately.
He is getting his back adjusted next Wednesday which I'm hoping will help more. He doesn't want to trot much, so I do NOT push it. If I am riding and he chooses to trot, I allow it, but he stops after a few feet anyway. To tell you the truth, I'm happy with my slow OTTB. I don't know if it's mainly due to his feet/back/hips/pelvis or if he's just calmed down and not wanting to work much in this hot/humid weather. At any rate, I'm still only riding him at a walk for about 15-20 minutes.
I just hope that when he gets back to mostly normal, that he isn't a crazy beast (daily...some days of course is normal..he is a OTTB after all).
For the last 5 rides or so, he's been a gentle sweet happy boy. On last Friday, he was a bear and bucked and ran around (again, got lots of fun photos) and showed Tina, my sister, that he was indeed a breeding stallion in Europe (um...no!!!).
Anyway, once I can the photos off her mega camera and burn some CD's..I'll have LOTS of beautiful images to share!
ALSO...Laz has been nickering to me when I go into his paddock to halter him up and take him out for our 1/2 hand walk/then ride/then grazing time. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! I don't care if he's saying "Oh yes..the grass feeding lady is here" or if it's "Oh good, my belly and back itches and she with the rubber mitt thing scratches it" ...I chose to hear, "Ooooohhh Mommy..it's time to work and play!"
I'll take those sweet nickers any time!!!