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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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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

A horse in the hand

Sun, sun, sun!
LOVE it.
The sunshine makes the cooler than normal temps seem warmer and you can FEEL the sun's warmth.
Someone is shedding like a hot whore in a steambath
It's never ending...but I can't wait until his sleek summer coat
We worked on lunging over two ground poles, trotting in both directions for 10 minutes
Ground tied angel.
He did great, much MUCH better about picking his feet.
After the 10 minutes, he was steamy, nostrils flared red, and we stopped before he got too tired from picking up his feet to stumble. 
He did great
Instead of our road trail walk, I walked him around the property area.
We haven't done this alone yet.
He leaped forward when he heard the dogs rustling in the woods. 
I know, he knew it was the dogs but I think his anxiety just got the best of him.  He quickly started licking and lowered his head like "oops, sorry...just kidding."
Looking back at the other horses for reassurance
It's hard to tell in this picture, but it's like a major cliff. The other side of the dirt, is a drop off.
I'm not a fan of walking by...I HATE heights.
Little white rimmed eye peeking through, not entirely sure
The dogs race down this hill..it's a steep hill regardless of how tiny and inviting it looks in the photo.
If you were to sled down it, you would FLY
Laz got a little amped up when walking..WALKING..down it.
I had to remind him "WAAAALK" otherwise I had visions of me getting yanked down, right into the hot fencing.  But..we didn't
My goal is to have Laz comfortable with our trail walks in hand, and splash in rides in between to gain confidence for us both.
Visiting Stormy, his Polish Arab buddy.  Stormy nickered to Laz the sweetest girliest nicker
Fatty gets his beet pulp and Carly likes to eat the slob's leftovers
And after Laz, it was Wicked's turn.
We did lunging over the poles and major grooming.
This boy sheds
He finally allowed me to pick all four hooves without yanking his little goat legs away. It's amazing what a carrot nibs will teach a pony.
"I nots a hunder jumpers poneee, I dontz wannaz workz in there...NO more!!!"


  1. Laz has the sweetest face-I just love your pictures when you two are out and about. And yes, Miles looked like he had trampled a Muppet to death when I groomed him yesterday. So gross.

    Wicked or no, I want to scoop up that lil' pony and snorgle him to death! :)

  2. Stormy's face looks exactly like my Pie!

    Good work with the Laz boy - you will be riding down that road and hill in no time.

  3. I could just s-q-u-e-e-e-e-z-e that pony - so darn cute! Aren't ponies inherently wicked?

    Good work with Laz! :) It's a big ol hair party around here too!

  4. These walks are going to do great things for you two, I just know it!

  5. Love that you guys are doing the trail walks. so great for both of you. Naughty little ponies have a soft spot in my heart too. I have a couple myself. It is all a front though they are so incredibly sweet under those naughty shells.

  6. They are both so cute. I think hand walking horses out on trails or road is fantastic experience for them. I bet it'll improve his confidence so much! You'll be trail riding in no time.

  7. Aaaaawww, cute little Laz-Arab head!
    Trails are SO great for working a horse's back-end; Laz is going to be all buff and muscled in no time. I wish we had some hills down here, but sadly it's flat as a pancake. :-/

  8. I've noticed a difference in my mare since taking her on the trails too. We have quite a few hills and they work wonders.

    Your pictures are so cute! I just love the last one... he looks so stubborn. Just like a pony should! :)