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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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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

A happy "ooops"

Sunday morning...cool picture my BO took of the frosty morning air resting on Laz's mane
By the time I got there, it was sunny and cold, but oddly still out so tolerable.  I thought I was just going to do some Parelli games, but I did end up riding! Yea!
One of our best rides yet. Laz was very brave and free lunging in arena without pacing fence line or freaking out at deep end so I thought, "I'm riding this horse today-freezing or not!"
We rode for about 45 minutes and I was literally sweating when I was done.  He was warm too but we cooled down nicely.  
Oh, did I forget to mention....we cantered. 
Here's how it happened...swear.to.god.
We were walking towards the arena gate, about half way down the arena.  I thought to myself, "oh I miss the canter" and low and behold, I swear, I swear, I didn't lean forward or squeeze or kiss....he gave me the most soft canter for about 10 seconds and then I pulled him up (guilt) and praised the shit out of him! 
Love being able to yank off his winter blanket for a couple hours to groom him and let his skin breathe!
I spy sweet horse's breath!
Conformation shot 1
and 2

Here's a current video of him playing that I put on my FB
Doesn't he look good! 
He gets trimmed on Thurs too so hopefully, he'll keep getting better, and better!

and from Today...cold, grey but pink tongues always make me smile 
And truthfully not too cold. In fact the BO yanked her herd's blankets off so I was happy to do the same for Laz. She'll keep an eye out on him and re-blanket if necessary.  He's SO furry, I'm sure he'll be happy sans blanket for a few days now that it's 'warm' and 25-30 out. 

 ...and meet a new member of our barn family..."CHIEF" or Little Chief!
The BO is making a mini family and he's the first of her mini herd.
 Isn't he the pony of all childhood dreams?! 
He's sooooo damn cute and tinytinytiny and she was told he's 8 yr old.
What a dollface! 
He's a little ear shy but his temperament is very sweet.  He slept in the stall next to Laz's run-in. I would have paid money to see that reaction when they first met. 
 Elfkin ears and a Keebler face!
He's adorable!


  1. Cute pony! And amazing that you just had to think about a canter to get it.

    Your boy has a tiny crescent star that is very close to what Drifter has - if and when he's mine.

  2. Yupe, just thinking canter is enough cue for some horses. I love that kind of response. Glad your ride was good.

    The mini is very cute. I would loved to have seen Laz's reaction too.

  3. Ack! You should warn us before posting so many cute photos! :-)

  4. Hooray for radar love and your happy brain waves to Laz asking for a tiny little secret canter!!!! Laz is the best!
    And, of course, I could eat that little Keebler pony right up!

  5. What a great post...what an awesome ride! Laz is such a good pony:) He also looks just fabulous! I love love love the pic with his breath in the air.

    Chief is like cute on a stick. What a sweetie!!!

  6. Sounds like you and Laz have quite a connection these days! Amazing when things like that happen, isn't it? I swear, they read our minds. And that video looks good, Laz is looking very healthy -- so wonderful to see!

    Love the little pony!!!

  7. Those videos of Laz kicking up his heels and having fun made me smile. He looks better and better!

  8. Careful, that horse is a mind reader. Next time think, "Laz, buy me some chocolate," and see what happens :)

  9. I love that you got to canter on Laz, even if it was brief! I bet that felt wonderful :).

    What a cute pony, I love their little teeny ears!!

  10. It was meant to be. I love the attentiveness of horses that allows them to read our thoughts!

  11. Keebler! When I get a mini someday off in the future I'm totally calling him Keebler! I love that. Chief is adorable.

    Wow on the canter! Congrats!! It sounds so nice. :) I'm glad he's doing so well and feels good and the weather has warmed up a tiny bit. :)

  12. Top 10 things that made me smile in my Google Reader:
    1. Laz's sweet horse's breath-the winter series photos.
    2. Laz's winter peach fuzz, what a furry beast!
    3. His mom's 7 things you don't know about me (I cried with laughter)
    4. Your xmas ornaments and memories of petting the rabbit fur :)
    5. Your stylish office and horsebook shelf.
    6. Mason's photos where he actually looks like a puppy in the snow
    7. Beauty in the small things-snowflakes against the equine majestic
    8. Cantering with Laz
    9. Your new label 1 (heart) Michigan. I LOVE MI and love seeing the seasons through your blog.
    10. Your heart snow paths with your OTTB and pups. Makes me miss the snow!

  13. Congrats on your awesome (mindreading) ride!! Those moments are the best. Well, so are so cute it hurts minis. Thanks for following - we've signed up over here as well :)

  14. I swear that they can read minds. There are days i go to the barn so bummed out and down, and Denali is a peach. She knows that I need a good day and she gives it to me. Then there are the days I think, "She's nuts" and she indeed acts nuts!

    Glad you liked the quote! I knew you would! Glad you saw it, I was going to e-mail it to you!