Mouthy Laz nibbling his stick
Usually when he's playful like this, it means he's feeling confident and content.
"I likz this stix bacuz it tellz me I'm a gooood boi"
Would you call Laz a high withered boy?
I think he's med to high...it all pertains to my new time obsession of searching for a treeless saddle
Thanks Janine!!!! I kid, I kid...but she's been fun to discuss options with and knows a lot being she's had 3 different ones!
Sorry for the graphic display below.
BUT...while we are talking about that ...please tell me other horse Moms out there take the extendo opportunity to swipe off the dangling extra skin that just begs to be gently picked off?
OK, back to PG
Look at his tail!
LOVE how long it's getting!
Free lunging in arena
Great forward action on his part today!
He was great at free lunging, except for today (and on Thurs) he aggressively charged at Mason!!
I'm not sold that it was 100% playful, it seemed to be a little jealousy maybe?
I say that because today, he kept walking in between Mason and I and twice while riding, he darted at him.
I did NOT approve.
Mason is my BABY, Laz..and yes you are my baby too, but you are bigger than him so CHILL!
That moon shaped star is so magical and POPs with the snow behind him.
Surely the remnants of where his unicorn horn should have gone
Hoorah for weekend rides...where I actually have time!
"Trail riding" on farm property. Alongside arena and out in front in the deep snow.
Laz's trot today was SO huge it felt like I was riding some Warmblood show horse!
He was really brave today and even though I honestly have to get over my 'leaving our comfort zone fears', he took good care of us.
Trying to run the BO over and me bouncing almost off ;)
Front of property
Fun small hills to work on in the future (and a little today)...video to come
My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard
After our ride, Laz enjoyed a good roll.
No, not during the 4 hours he had his blanket OFF...but 10 minutes after I put it back on.
Laz's other herdmate...the BO's paint Sawyer
This is a perfect shot of him because he's always wanting to rest his face on your shoulder or head when you are in the paddock.
He's a sweet dumb jock..actually not dumb, he's smart, but it's funnier that way.
The mini Chief should be called Houdini because he's an escape artist!
I wouldn't be surprised if at night, he digs a tiny shawshank redemption hole to try and escape.
For what, Mini?! Stay put...we love u!
After Laz, I offered to the BO to lunge Sawyer and he did great. I worked on some of my Parelli games with him and he rocked it. He has the complete opposite personality as Laz so it's fun to work with a different type horse. You could set a bomb under him and he'd be like "What's that burning smell....a joint?"
At the same time, he can be a real pickle when it comes to ground manners. He has to work on his space/your space and he resists when you ask him to change direction during a lunge, like Laz does.
The difference is, Laz blows up and Sawyer just stops and plants his feet.
It's fun learning how to work with the different personalities
Thankfully the predicted snow for Sunday, came early (sarcastic hoorah) and it took me 2 hours to get home. Pretty though, just makes driving annoying.
Of course I did have this sweet boy in my backseat so it's not all that bad