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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...

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Making connections

I feel our Chiro visit was a bit of a "YES" moment. I've been obsessed over Laz's club recently and more so the way he moved that leg; chipped, stumbled, short strided, etc. My trimmer and I have trimmed and trimmed and tried to adjust it the best we could, but something was missing. Perhaps, that puzzle piece was just given to us by my Chiro. 
Dr. W mentioning that Laz suffered quite a hard fall (possibly) on his right shoulder by all the scar tissue he felt and how Laz was tense all through his right side, too tight even with his laminitis past history, would cause him to use that leg differently.
Doing our new stretches says something too. Laz strongly reacts to it. He stiffens a bit for the first few stretches and then totally relaxes and shows huge signs of release.
At any rate; here is a video of his trot (still off  of course) from yesterday
to compare with this past November, right before I had vet out to examine his Right Hind sole, etc
It seems something is working. His sole is hardening, growing (visually I can tell) and I think the adjustment really helped loosen his shoulder.
Chiro is coming back Feb 9th and I can't wait :)
I'm over the moon to see Laz moving better and feeling better

And below, thanks to one of our dear friends who is a talented photographer;
Our Holiday Christmas Family Ecard that we sent out
I can't tell you how special this photo is to me.
Hope your Holidays were great and filled with fur :)


  1. ADORE. this. photo. What a charming family :)

  2. He looks a lot better! Love that picture!

  3. Lovely family photo! So happy to hear the chiro is helping Laz.

  4. LOVE that holiday card. Such a great looking bunch!

  5. He's looking soooo much more comfortable, hooray:-)

  6. Great progress! Glad the chiro is helping and he is moving much better than the previous video. What a road you've had this year! Hope to see you all in 2012...Spring!

  7. Have you ever checked Laz for Limb Length Disparity instead of actual club footedness. Club foot is caused by tendon issues which can be corrected by a relatively cheap surgery. I would check him for LLD first.

  8. Great photo! I'm glad you and Laz are making soundness progress!!

  9. Wowza, sweet little Lazaroo is looking SO much better!!! Yep, I definitely need to borrow your chiro for a few sessions with Salem. ;-)
    Yes, that pic is too sweet--I LOVE the adoring look Laz is giving you. He definitely loves his mama. And look at you, lucky lady--surrounded by all your adorable brunette boys!

  10. Your ecard is great. If I didn't "know" you and saw that picture, I would want to know you! I so enjoy reading your posts about all the treatments and work you are doing with Laz. It really is incredible how much I am learning from your learning. May 2012 bring Laz everything he and his body needs!

  11. A little late, but wanted to say...what a gorgeous picture of your beautiful family!
    Happy New Year to you and Laz from the Monkey & I! :)

  12. Your Christmas card is so awesome! I love it. :D I've been wanting to get one of the dogs and horses together, but I don't know if I could manage it all lol.