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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, December 20, 2010

Enjoying the winter

It's nice to be able to say that. 
I can enjoy this winter.
Last Oct-March was such HELL for us. I'm just enjoying Laz being able to be a horse and feeling more normal and comfortable.
Now, that being said. It's COLD. Yuck. 
Pudgie has it right below.
 HORRID picture below, Laz looks like he has puncture wounds in his neck and above his eye. Rest assured they were just odd reflections because when I took this photo and looked at it, I ran my hands over those spots, like wtf? But they were just fur laying oddly.
But..yea, he drinks! LOTS. Laz LOVES warm, like bath water, warm water!
The BO's also put these discs in his water to help it from forming ice on top (not that they would really allow that) and I think Laz likes them. He licks it, plays with it and pushes it down to slurp.  
Remember his barrel obsession? 
I think these discs provide the same pleasure 
 I had literally an hour and a half to be at the farm before we needed to head out to Part 1 of 4 Family Xmas, so being cold, I didn't even yank his blanket.  I just had him move, free lunge style, while his beet pulp slurpee soaked.
What a smart boy!!! 
Mom is slacking on reading/watching for more games, etc but for now, I'm so happy with his progress!
What I didn't catch on tape was the funniest spook and bolting around the round pen.
It's funny, when he amps up, he tunes me OUT and I just had to wait until he stopped and remembered that I was still there.  Silly boy!
video
I'm  hoping to steal a ride this week...but we'll see what the weather brings!

10 comments:

  1. Whatta good boy. Horses prefer warmer water over cold no matter the time of year. When I did my bucket experiment temperature also was a big factor, thus why some of the horses still drank from the black buckets in the sun.

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  2. Pie and Sovey have those floaty things in their buckets too. They LOVE to play with them and Pie drinks more because of the fun! Try to find some time to ride - it makes the holidays even better!

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  4. I know you aren't looking forward to it, but I'm so jealous you get Christmas 4x!! Have fun!!

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  5. Awwww, that video is super cute! What a good boy. He looks happy and relaxed, so I'd say you're doing everything right:)

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  6. I have more dvd's when you are ready, LOL!! Have a super Christmas!!!! XOXOOXX!!!

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  7. He looks great! Hope the weather cooperates for a ride this week.

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  8. My frenchie has been in the *exact* same spot for the last few weeks watching the cold drizzly rain come down.

    I'm constantly jealous of her :)

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  9. What a nice video! I love reading all these blogs that are now showing all these wonderful horses in the snow! I love Laz's pretty dress he has on! he is so cute. Don't you just die each time you see him doing all of his Lazzy things? i do and he is not even my horse!
    Speaking of water, we have been on the trail these last few weekends and I am AMAZED how my horse will drink water from the streams so ready. I always think, Isn't she getting a brain freeze???
    Happy Holidays to you and your lovely family!

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  10. He is so cute! I love watching videos of him. :)

    Oh and seeing his halter reminds me. I made a rope halter for Chrome that is really great. Check out my blog for a link on how to make one. It cost me a dollar so I might make some out of different colors just for fun. :)

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