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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).
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Monday, July 19, 2010

Stay tuned...

...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!!!


9 comments:

  1. What the HELL kind of super-camera does your sis have?! Because OMG those pics are gorgeous! I don't know why I'm asking, because I'm sure it costs, like, a kajillion dollars, lol.
    Laz is the cutest! :-D

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  3. Lovely Laz - so special and sweet. I love the nickers too! What an amazing time you are having with him. I can't wait to see all the photos.

    P.S. My word verification was just "wading" - do you think that is in the cards for you two? I am getting funny word verification this afternoon - I just had "wings" on Kacy's blog!

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  4. Your sister seems to really be good at photography because I love the pictures she's taken! Laz is so cute, but I say that all the time :).

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  5. Kristen!!! LOL! No way can I get up bareback without assistance!!! I use a ladder. I said that I "hopped" up but I didn't mean literally - I crawled up on my ladder like I do every time. Pie is soooo big. I used to jump up on my mare back in 1983...but I was young and she was 14.2! Pie is way too tall!

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  7. Frizzle..if you seriously want to know I'll ask her. It's some Mega Nikon over my head camera..but I have to tell u..it's her. She borrowed my crappy $99 camera in NYC and took the same amazing pictures. She's just got the eye and timing. But I know she loves her camera..it's about 5 yrs old though.

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