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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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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Mud mask

It's getting warm! This week has felt so nice and Cuba like! It's amazing that 40's can feel like a balmy 75.
The snow is melting quickly and of course leaving us with lots of wet, wet, wet.  
Laz read somewhere that mud treatments are good for the skin apparently.
My work week has been hectic, so when I was heading out to the barn, I was carrying my anxiety of "TO DO's" with me.  Of course, the minute I got there, it was melted away by two brown furry perked ears and a moon shaped star.
I did about 5 minutes of groundwork, a quick groom and jumped on bareback for a ride.  We rode for about 40 minutes, did our arena work (too wet and squishy to ride anywhere else).  Laz had some concerns at the deep end of the arena, school kids coming home, etc, but kept his cool.  He's been checking himself where typically he would spook and bolt, he may only flinch now or look. GOOD BOY!  Once he side stepped almost from  underneath me completely but we circled and rode around there pretending nothing happened.  We did light trotting and worked on backing up, stopping, standing still, etc.  
He rocked.
 After our ride, I fed him his slurpee and grabbed Little Chief, aka Keebler
I lunged him and he did awesome. Totally kept his eye on me and did PERFECT reverses and stops. Lots of carrot nibs and "Goood Ponieeeeee"
I groomed the crap out of him, literally.
He is SHEDDING, white fur only...isn't that odd?! 
 Every poniee needs a braid!
I will try and get a video of him lunging.  
I need to grow an Avatar tail so I can use it to hold my camera/phone/video.

 "So Mom, when you playz with my poniez I will roll in stinkie muuud, ok?"
When I put the mini back, Laz likes to smell him and then me.  Laz seemed tired after our ride...made me feel guilty.  I always try to gage our ride by his mood and we kept it SO LIGHT, that I can't imagine it was our ride.  Perhaps still adjusting to warm weather? Having a herd?  Having just ate?
 I hope it wasn't our ride.
Just sleepy eyes, lots of yawning, etc. Nothing worrisome...but of course if I see him rest his 'bad leg' I immediately worry.  And then he'll switch legs to rest.  Who knows...
I think I'll always worry...
No, I know, I'll always worry.
It's a tough balance.  Laz seems to really enjoy his work.  I just don't want to ever push it

These two crack me up....The biggest one in the barn, with the littlest...
Reminds me of my other two mix matched perfectly paired friends
Shades of brown and black love!


  1. Love the two together - big pony and little pony. Sounds like a great day, mud and all.

  2. More of tiny little pony please. He is so darn cute! Laz is cute too, of course, just not in the same way.

  3. Dude it IS 70 here! Its sooo weird since it was like -5 last week. Too hot for me though...

  4. Love the mud pictures! It is only the begining of this wet,mud season. I too love mini's, Keebler is a doll.

  5. I'll so think of Chief as Keebler for good. I just love that. :D

    Yick on the mud. Chrome likes getting dirty too.

    I'm sure Laz is fine. It's probably just the temperature. Horses are most comfortable at temperatures between 18F if the horse has a winter coat and 59F if the horse has a summer or wet coat. So imagine how hot forty degrees must feel when they have a thick winter coat. :)

  6. Oh I love the big and the little! So wonderful. I am sick of mud but they must love it - that is all I can think because they all are in it as fast as they can be! Laz and his adorable pony friend. Sigh!

  7. Love the pics. Good to see horses being horses :)

  8. Everyone is starting their mud season except us here. I guess we still have some winter to do! I know what you mean about walking to the barn with a big pile of responsibilities on your shoulders, like a big heavy BACKPACK and then when I see and smell Lilly and see her gobbling up the carrots with such contented happiness, all the weight turns into little snowflakes and just drift off of me. seriously, I cannot get over how cute that Keebler elf is. Can you ride him?