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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).
Join us for our re-training, rehabbing from laminitis and testing all parts of mixed up horsemanship and partnership, and luck...

Friday, November 18, 2011

Just relaxin'

Ack! It actually snowed last Thursday.
Only for a few minutes but poo.
I stuffed the hay net and all three horses ate together peacefully

 Really...all quiet. 
Ideally, I'd like another net, but maybe for Xmas

"Oh good! Come heres, I open door fur you...mmmMM..gemme cookiez!"
"How u do dis?"
Um, I use my thumbs and fingers Laz...step aside.
After his BP mix of goodness was chowed down, I treated Laz to a few Masterson Massages.
Goo mouth
I worked on his hind legs which he TOTALLY allowed me to do (small circles in each direction, and s.l.o.w.l.y. stretching his hinds back/forth) and some neck bends. His neck is STIFF
But, as you can see...major releases
After I worked on him, I just allowed him to roam around with us in the front pasture
He would follow me, go off on his own, return for some snuggle time...

And then was intrigued by Mason and I playing Frisbee...for a minute or two
Mason: "What the........THAT's MY Frezbee Hors!!!"
Turning Laz back out with his herd of two..I followed him to watch him move naturally
I've been applying Keratax to his hooves for over a week now which I think has helped his comfort. 
Hmm..below shows how he still favors to walk toe first on his Club. (Right Front)
I'm not convinced I've got that Thrush totally gone...with that hoof being taller it seems to be harder to zap out. 

He shows some independence still, when he stops and grazes at the top of the pasture hill.
He never screams out at the other horses when I'm working with him, and they are off doing their own thing, BUT as soon as I'm done with him, he wants to be with his buddies.
To me, that is a happy horse sign

He decides to join them down below and takes off in a trot
Which leads into a Donkey Trot
And settles into a little canter
I guess he didn't hear the Vet when she said, just take it easy with him for the next few months and let's let that sole grow and harden.

 I've called the Chiropractor (who I think also does Acupuncture-SCORE!) and hope to get that scheduled for Laz soon.  I want to help his neck/back atrophy and in hopes of healing his hoof health, along with his muscle/joint health, get a more rounded out strong topline.
I'm going to use these next winter months for Laz as though he's in physical rehab. Slight slow work (2-3 vet approved walk rides in pasture a week), massages, adjustments, etc in hopes that Spring brings out a healthier than ever Lazarus.


  1. Lovely pictures. I personally cannot get enough of the sight of contrasting white snowflakes on brown/red horses. I think it is just a beautiful sight.

  2. We got a few flurries of snow, but it seems you guys got more! Laz has a really nice pasture to run around in.I love the yawning pics, cute!

  3. The horses all share the hay so well! That would never work in Scarface's herd, he would get only two bites before his bossy buddy would chase his away.

    I'm already sick of winter. It's been -20C all week. I think that's like -4 F. Bloody cold anyway!

  4. Laz looks so fuzzy and cute! I love those beautiful pastures he has to roam in, I bet he does too! There's something about white fencing that just makes me happy.

  5. Cute photos. he looks great!!
    I, too, love the paddocks he's in. Especailly the fencing. I'm so jealous.
    I love it how you put Laz speaking by photos of him. it's so cute and funny. :)

  6. Oh, I would so love to see Laz getting his acupuncture treatment! It would be FASCINATING!!!!! And make him feel better! But he's looking so cute in those pictures. I love too that he likes being with his herd. So interesting, these herd animals! My horse would rather be with her buddies than with me any day of the week. Thanks for the comment about the yawning. I thought she didn't know what she wanted--to be scared, or to be bored! It makes sense that a yawn could mean she's digesting the info...but not comfortably! What a good brumby!

  7. PS. The grounds at your farm are so beautiful!

  8. He's looking just stunning! So happy, and I love the pastures at your place. He makes the silliest faces:) He seems like one of those horses who is easy to read, which is such a blessing! PS-I know alllll about the slobbery beet pulp mouth...one of our golden's got a big slobber streak of the stuff right down his back today:)

  9. He's so cute in his winter fuzzies. I LOVE the goo face picture. Adorable. :) I'm glad the keratex is helping with his sensitivity. What are you treating the thrush with in his club? I use salt water, but whatever you use you may need to get one of those syringes with the long plastic thing on the end so you can stick it down in the grooves. Good luck!!